March NYMEX Natural Gas Futures Contract Closed at $2.077 on Tuesday, January 30th

Tuesday, January 30th saw the front-month NYMEX Natural Gas Futures Contract open at $2.081, three cents above Monday’s closing price of $2.054. Trading along the $2.070 level throughout the morning, marking the intraday low of $2.057 at 10:15AM, recovering production and moderate forecasts have kept a lid on any rallies. Clambering higher to tally the intraday high of $2.119 shortly after midday, the contract arced lower once again to finish out the day as March closed higher on Tuesday at $2.077.

The EIA Natural Gas Storage Report is due out on Thursday at 10:30AM. The report is expected to show a 209 BCF withdrawal from storage for the week ended January 26th. This compares to a 151 BCF withdrawal this time last year and a five-year average withdrawal amount of 185 BCF.

As of 6:05AM EST this morning in Globex, WTI Crude was down 84 cents; Natural Gas was down two cents; Heating Oil was down two cents; and Gasoline was down two cents.
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