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Natural Gas NYMEX Pricing Data

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Natural Gas NYMEX Prices
Forward Pricing
(as of Apr 24
, 2017) 


 Daily SettlementChange from Prior Day's Settlement
May 17$3.066 ($0.035)
Jun 17$3.160 ($0.032)
Jul 17$3.243 ($0.027)
Aug 17$3.274 ($0.026)
Sep 17$3.265 ($0.024)
Oct 17$3.285 ($0.023)
Nov 17$3.346 ($0.022)
Dec 17$3.480 ($0.022)
Jan 18$3.553 ($0.022)
Feb 18$3.524 ($0.021)
Mar 18$3.444 ($0.018)
Apr 18$2.956 ($0.009)
May 18$2.896 ($0.006)
Jun 18$2.920 ($0.004)
Jul 18$2.945 ($0.003)
Aug 18$2.952 ($0.002)
Sep 18$2.927 ($0.002)
Oct 18$2.944 ($0.003)
Nov 18$2.998 ($0.003)
Dec 18$3.140 ($0.002)
Jan 19$3.242 ($0.002)
Feb 19$3.220 ($0.003)
Mar 19$3.148 ($0.002)
Apr 19$2.759 ($0.001)
May 19$2.716 ($0.001)
Jun 19$2.741 ($0.001)
Jul 19$2.771 ($0.001)
Aug 19$2.787 ($0.001)
Sep 19$2.785 ($0.001)
Oct 19$2.815 ($0.001)
Nov 19$2.888 ($0.001)
Dec 19$3.034 ($0.001)
Jan 20$3.157 ($0.001)
Feb 20$3.127 ($0.003)
Mar 20$3.067 ($0.003)
Apr 20$2.742 ($0.008)
May 20$2.731 ($0.008)
Jun 20$2.764 ($0.008)
Jul 20$2.799 ($0.008)
Aug 20$2.824 ($0.008)
Sep 20$2.824 ($0.008)
Oct 20$2.854 ($0.008)
Nov 20$2.929 ($0.008)
Dec 20$3.074 ($0.011)

                                                          

 

 

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About the NYMEX Natural Gas Contract


The natural gas futures contract, traded on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX), is widely used throughout the nation as the benchmark for the price of the natural gas commodity. 

A single futures contract equals 10,000 MMBtus, however, businesses don't have to purchase an entire contract when desiring to secure their price of natural gas into the future. 

At this time, the NYMEX provides forward pricing for natural gas futures contracts through December 2029.  Open outcry trading is conducted from 9:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. EST and electronic trading is conducted from 6:00 a.m. until 5:15 p.m. via the CME Globex® trading platform, Sunday through Friday. There is a 45-minute break each day between 5:15 p.m. (current trade date) and 6:00 p.m. (next trade date).

The price of each monthly natural gas NYMEX contract is based on delivery to the Henry Hub in Louisiana.  This location is the nexus of 16 intra- and interstate natural gas pipelines.  The cost of the NYMEX commodity, priced at the Henry Hub, accounts for the majority of a business' natural gas expenditures.

A second cost component is the cost of interstate pipeline transportation or "basis" which represents the cost differential between the cost of the NYMEX contract at the Henry Hub and a business' geographic location.  Basis prices can be positive or negative depending on the location of your business. 
                                    

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