Nat Gas News – November 13, 2017

By Published On: November 13, 2017Categories: Uncategorized

Nat Gas News – November 13, 2017

U.S. Natural Gas Prices Rise as Traders Reassess Gloomy Outlook: Kemp

Reuters reported: (John Kemp is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed are his own.) LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. natural gas prices have bounced by almost 10 percent since the start of the month as traders reassess their earlier bearish view this winter amid signs sentiment had become far too gloomy. Futures prices on the New York Mercantile Exchange for gas delivered to Henry Hub in January 2018 have risen to almost $3.30 per million British thermal units from $3.00 on Nov. 1. Prices for January, at the height of the winter heating season, now command a premium of almost 32 cents over April, up from just 16 cents at the start of the month. Portfolio managers held just 1.58 long positions for every short on Oct. 31, compared with 2.93 on Sept. 19, and the lowest ratio for almost a year. But there appears to have been a reappraisal since the start of the month amid signs this positioning had overshot on the bearish side. For more information visit or click

Chinese Investment Could Begin to Pay off Within a Year

The Exponent Telegram reported: CHARLESTON — After news broke that state officials had brokered an $83.7 billion deal with China Energy Investment Corporation to invest in West Virginia’s shale gas and chemical industries, one of the first questions to come up was how soon the Mountain State might see the fruits of the agreement. According to U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Thrasher and others familiar with the memorandum of understanding, ground could be broken within six to eight months on two gas-fired power stations to take advantage of the state’s vast Marcellus Shale gas reserves. Exploitation of the gas field has been hampered by a lack of infrastructure for getting the state’s natural gas to market. But that all could change with the memorandum signed Thursday in front of U.S. and Chinese Presidents. For more visit or click

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