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Weak fundamentals keep Henry Hub futures range-bound

CME/NYMEX-traded Henry Hub front-month futures have moved in a tight trading range recently. Milder weather conditions limited the upside of the financial instrument, however, low gas storage levels in the United States supported prices.

18 March 2014
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Prices directed by Ukraine dispute, despite weak demand

Prices at European hubs traded higher week on week because of growing concerns over the crisis in Ukraine.

17 March 2014
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Strong technical support limits downside to Henry Hub futures

CME/NYMEX-traded Henry Hub front-month futures have received strong technical support at $4.50/MMBtu in the past week. This has limited losses despite rising temperatures in North America.

11 March 2014
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Prices exposed to volatility because of Crimean crisis

Although the demand outlook at European markets remains fundamentally bearish over the next week, uncertainty over the Russia-Ukraine crisis means prices are likely to be volatile.

10 March 2014
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Sharp rises followed by steep falls in Henry Hub futures

Henry Hub front-month futures fell to as low as $4.44/MMBtu on 27 February, a drop of almost 32% from $6.49/MMBtu on 24 February – the highest level since December 2008.

4 March 2014
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Crimea crisis lifts NBP front-month price

The front-month price at the UK’s NBP reached approximately 60 p/th on Monday morning on the ICE Futures exchange as tensions between Moscow and Kiev showed no sign of abating.

3 March 2014
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Henry Hub remains volatile despite margin increases

A series of recent increases in trading margins have had a limited impact in reducing volatility in CME/NYMEX-traded Henry Hub front-month futures.

25 February 2014
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Weak European prices to reduce Russian exports

The bears have stayed in control at European gas hubs over the past week. The trend is unlikely to fade this week, given temperatures are generally forecast to remain above seasonal norms.

24 February 2014
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UK gas reserves showcase reversal in Europe’s stocks profile

The relentless price losses seen at European gas markets this winter have resulted in an atypical pattern with regards to reserves at storage facilities.

21 February 2014
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Europe faces stock overhang

With the tight winter stock position now reversed, markets are watching how Gazprom will respond.

19 February 2014
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Storengy looks east for long-term business

With European energy policy still in limbo, Storengy – the storage arm of France’s GDF Suez – is diversifying its risks by building positions in China. GGA speaks to Jean-Marc Leroy, Storengy’s chief executive

19 February 2014
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Weather and storage boost speculation on Henry Hub

CME/NYMEX-traded Henry Hub front-month futures traded around $5.5/MMBtu on Tuesday, a 14% increase from the level seen at the close of last Tuesday’s trading session.

18 February 2014
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European hubs see more of the same price weakness

European spot gas prices continued to fall over the past week, pressured by milder-than-average weather and generally ample supplies.

17 February 2014
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Henry Hub spot, futures diverge with milder weather in sight

The differential between the CME/NYMEX-traded Henry Hub front-month futures and Henry Hub spot prices in Louisiana has widened.

11 February 2014
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Supply issues boost prices amid bearish fundamentals

With temperatures forecast to drop in the UK, heating demand from the residential sector is expected to support spot gas prices this week.

10 February 2014
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Milder weather to reduce volatility in Henry Hub prices

CME/NYMEX-traded Henry Hub futures remained volatile last week as southern parts of the United States – including Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma – experienced severe cold weather.

4 February 2014
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European gas prices hold little upside in store

The prospect of weak, weather-related demand combined with healthy gas stocks across the EU has gradually reduced chances of prices showing any dramatic upside this winter.

3 February 2014
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Arctic freeze propels Henry Hub into overbought territory

CME/NYMEX-traded Henry Hub front-month futures have been received a huge boost from the severe Arctic weather fronts sweeping through southern states in the United States, including Texas, Oklahoma an

28 January 2014
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European gas prices tick up as colder temperatures kick in

Colder weather in most of Europe will continue to support gas prices over the coming week. However, gains are expected to remain relatively moderate as demand levels are getting closer to seasonal norms following a period of prolonged mild weather.

27 January 2014
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Oil prices face pressure in 2014

Oil prices face pressure in 2014 but markets will remain volatile in the year ahead.

24 January 2014

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