Natural Gas Market Intel

The Natural Gas group produces a daily MarketWatch blog, providing in-depth market and geopolitical insights to help you understand the key drivers affecting commodity prices and the supply dynamics affecting pricing in the Northeast US markets.


Daily insight to help shed light on the constantly-changing natural gas markets
Latest Post September 25, 2017

October NYMEX Natural Gas Futures Contracts Closed at $2.959 on Friday, September 22nd

Friday, September 22nd, saw the front-month NYMEX Natural Gas Futures Contracts open at $2.959, a penny below Thursday’s closing price of $2.946.  Despite a momentary decline to the intraday low of $2.950 as markets opened, the contract rose modestly through the morning to reach $2.970 by midday.  Marking the intraday high of $2.978 at 12:30PM, forecasts for the return of seasonal temperatures by early next week soon directed prices lower, as October closed nearly flat on Friday at $2.959.

This morning in Globex, WTI Crude was up 65 cents; Natural Gas was up two cents; Heating Oil was up two cents; and, Gasoline was up two cents.

New York basis values were lower for all seasons, whereas New England basis values were higher for the coming winter season and lower for the following summer months.  Additionally, cash prices were higher in both regions.
Natural Gas Glossary
For access to Sprague’s full Natural Gas Market Watch Report including commentary not posted here, please send your request to or call 1-855-466-2842.

View the Sprague Natural Gas MarketWatch Report in a downloadable pdf format.
  • market report
  • natural gas
  • nymex
Continue Reading

Price Tables