January NYMEX Natural Gas Futures Contract Closed at $2.296 on Friday, December 13th

Friday, December 13th saw the front-month NYMEX Natural Gas Futures Contract open at $2.278, five cents below Thursday’s closing price of $2.328.  Climbing from an intraday low of $2.276 as markets opened, prices rose steadily to the intraday high of $2.322 at 10:10AM.  The contract then fell to trade along either side of $2.295 for the balance of the day, as traders feared another weekend sell off.  January closed lower on Friday at $2.296.

As of 8:50AM EST this morning in Globex, WTI Crude was up 15 cents; Natural Gas was up three cents; Heating Oil was up two cents; and Gasoline was up one cent. 
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