July NYMEX Natural Gas Futures Contract Closed at $2.266 on Wednesday, May 31st

Market Insights
Natural Gas
June 1, 2023
Wednesday, May 31st saw the front-month NYMEX Natural Gas Futures Contract open at $2.372, five cents above Tuesday’s closing price of $2.327. Peaking at the intraday high of $2.410 ahead of 9:30AM, the contract then posted a steady descent that would span the balance of the session. Driven lower by the current storage glut and bearish weather forecasts, prices slipped to the intraday low of $2.263 ahead of 2:30PM. July closed lower on Wednesday at $2.266.

The EIA Natural Gas Storage Report is due out on Thursday at 10:30AM. The report is expected to show a 107 BCF injection to storage for the week ended May 26. This compares to an 82 BCF injection at this time last year and a five-year average injection amount of 101 BCF.

As of 6:50AM EST this morning in Globex, WTI Crude was down 53 cents; Natural Gas was down two cents; Heating Oil was down one cent; and Gasoline was down three cents.
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