US natural gas futures rose to 3-month highs of around $3/MMBtu, as a frigid airmass plunged much of the central US into deep freeze, boosting heating demand in the residential and commercial sectors. Further supporting prices was lack of reserves as generators in Texas, the largest US gas producer, are paid only for the energy that they sell, not for keeping capacity in reserve for times of stress. Meantime, EIA data showed a smaller-than-expected storage draw last week.

Historically, Natural gas reached an all time high of 15.78 in December of 2005. Natural gas - data, forecasts, historical chart - was last updated on February of 2021.

Natural gas is expected to trade at 2.87 USD/MMBtu by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate it to trade at 2.41 in 12 months time.

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Natural gas
Natural gas accounts for almost a quarter of United States energy consumption. The NYMEX Division natural gas futures contract is widely used as a national benchmark price. The futures contract trades in units of 10,000 million British thermal units (mmBtu). The price is based on delivery at the Henry Hub in Louisiana, the nexus of 16 intra- and interstate natural gas pipeline systems that draw supplies from the region's prolific gas deposits. The Natural gas market prices displayed in Trading Economics are based on over-the-counter (OTC) and contract for difference (CFD) financial instruments. Our Natural gas market prices are intended to provide you with a reference only, rather than as a basis for making trading decisions. Trading Economics does not verify any data and disclaims any obligation to do so.
Energy Price Day Weekly Monthly YTD Date
Crude Oil
USD/Bbl
60.1000 0.03 -0.05% 2.98% 15.38% 23.87% Feb/16
Brent
USD/Bbl
63.4100 0.11 0.17% 3.80% 15.82% 22.41% Feb/16
Natural gas
USD/MMBtu
3.0550 0.01 -0.29% 7.76% 16.03% 20.32% Feb/16
Gasoline
USD/Gal
1.7759 0.01 -0.30% 6.11% 16.56% 25.94% Feb/16
Heating oil
USD/Gal
1.8234 0.00 0.01% 3.80% 14.82% 22.87% Feb/16
Ethanol
USD/Gal
1.6900 0.00 0.00% -1.17% 3.68% 17.93% Feb/12
Naphtha
USD/T
539.06 5.59 1.05% 1.24% 7.73% 24.58% Feb/12
Propane
USD/Gal
0.88 0.03 2.98% 1.93% -1.38% 36.36% Feb/12
Uranium
USD/Lbs
29.7000 0.00 0.00% 0.17% -2.94% -3.26% Feb/12

Metals Price Day Weekly Monthly YTD Date
Gold
USD/t.oz
1,823.56 5.05 0.28% -0.73% -0.73% -3.85% Feb/16
Silver
USD/t.oz
27.730 0.14 0.51% 1.95% 9.47% 5.20% Feb/16
Platinum
USD/t.oz
1,330.75 27.96 2.15% 13.26% 23.32% 24.84% Feb/16

Agricultural Price Day Weekly Monthly YTD Date
Soybeans
USd/Bu
1,391.0000 26.00 1.90% -0.23% -1.63% 5.66% Feb/16
Wheat
USd/Bu
651.0000 13.25 2.08% 0.23% -3.09% 1.64% Feb/16
Palm Oil
MYR/T
3,715.00 157.00 4.41% 8.15% 10.90% 3.19% Feb/15
Cheese
USD/Lbs
1.5820 0.00 -0.19% -0.44% -6.11% -3.89% Feb/12
Milk
USD/CWT
15.61 0.02 -0.13% -0.19% -4.29% -1.20% Feb/16
Rubber
JPY/Kg
246.80 2.00 -0.80% 0.20% -23.71% -8.18% Feb/16
Orange Juice
USd/Lbs
112.90 0.75 0.67% 1.48% -9.39% -8.40% Feb/12
Coffee
USd/Lbs
121.15 0.05 -0.04% -2.69% -3.27% -5.54% Feb/12
Lumber
USD/1000 board feet
982.10 3.10 0.32% 7.26% 21.25% 12.48% Feb/12
Oat
USd/Bu
353.0000 3.50 1.00% -0.28% -3.42% -2.15% Feb/16
Wool
AUD/100Kg
1,273.00 0.00 0.00% -0.93% 8.62% 8.71% Feb/15
Cotton
USd/Lbs
87.27 0.86 1.00% 5.48% 7.85% 11.71% Feb/12
Cocoa
USD/T
2,503.00 54.00 2.21% -3.25% 0.16% -3.84% Feb/12
Rice
USD/cwt
12.8500 0.04 0.31% -0.50% -2.61% 4.98% Feb/16
Canola
CAD/T
730.40 26.30 3.74% 5.50% 6.66% 16.03% Feb/12
Sugar
USd/Lbs
16.38 0.17 -1.03% -0.24% 3.41% 5.75% Feb/12
Tea
USD/Kgs
3.55 0.00 0.00% 14.52% 23.69% 23.69% Feb/15
Corn
USd/BU
547.2500 3.50 0.64% -1.62% 3.25% 13.07% Feb/16

Livestock Price Day Weekly Monthly YTD Date
Beef
BRL/Kg
19.50 0.00 0.00% -1.52% 2.69% 7.50% Feb/15
Feeder Cattle
USd/Lbs
140.8500 1.70 1.22% 1.86% 5.45% 1.37% Feb/12
Live Cattle
USd/Lbs
117.2000 1.88 1.63% 0.41% 4.41% 1.89% Feb/12
Lean Hogs
USd/Lbs
85.2000 0.95 1.13% 20.04% 27.45% 21.24% Feb/12
Poultry
BRL/Kgs
6.42 0.00 0.00% 2.07% 3.38% 6.82% Feb/15

Industrial Price Day Weekly Monthly YTD Date
Copper
USD/Lbs
3.8510 0.01 0.30% 3.26% 6.60% 9.47% Feb/16
Lithium
CNY/T
67,500.00 0.00 0.00% 3.05% -50.37% 45.16% Feb/16
Bitumen
CNY/T
2,948.00 56.00 -1.86% 7.20% 19.16% 23.76% Feb/10
Steel
CNY/T
4,294.00 14.00 0.33% 4.55% 1.30% 1.75% Feb/10
Coal
USD/T
79.50 1.45 -1.79% -2.81% -10.67% -2.12% Feb/15
Palladium
USD/t.oz
2,408.19 19.95 0.84% 3.84% 1.54% -1.61% Feb/16
Cobalt
USD/T
47,000.00 0.00 0.00% 2.84% 23.65% 46.01% Feb/15
Lead
USD/T
2,111.60 0.00 0.00% 3.58% 3.78% 6.88% Feb/15
Aluminum
USD/T
2,080.25 10.00 -0.48% 2.81% 6.05% 5.02% Feb/15
Tin
USD/T
24,385.00 902.50 3.84% 6.03% 15.05% 20.03% Feb/15
Zinc
USD/T
2,842.00 7.00 0.25% 7.45% 6.07% 3.31% Feb/15
Nickel
USD/T
18,525.25 0.00 0.00% 2.99% 5.10% 11.91% Feb/15
Molybdenum
USD/Kg
26.50 0.00 0.00% 0.00% 6.00% 12.77% Feb/15
Iron Ore
USD/T
159.50 0.00 0.00% 2.57% -5.34% 0.63% Feb/15
Soda Ash
CNY/T
1,360.00 0.00 0.00% 0.00% 0.74% 1.49% Feb/15
Neodymium
CNY/T
710,000.00 0.00 0.00% 0.00% 8.40% 14.06% Feb/15
Iron Ore 62% fe
USD/T
159.6500 0.43 -0.27% 3.74% -5.82% 2.44% Feb/12
Rhodium
USD/t oz.
21,400.00 0.00 0.00% -1.83% 7.00% 25.88% Feb/15
Manganese
CNY/T
31.25 0.00 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Feb/15

Index Price Day Weekly Monthly YTD Date
CRB Index
Index Points
196.90 0.00 0.00% 2.15% 5.77% 10.43% Feb/15
LME Index
Index Points
3,689.40 21.70 0.59% 5.28% 5.06% 8.05% Feb/15
S&P GSCI
Index Points
2,231.51 0.00 0.00% 2.89% 6.91% 12.88% Feb/15