Tuesday, December 18, 2018
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Natural Gas Futures Decline as Mild Weather Limits Consumption

Natural gas futures dropped in New York for the first time in three days on forecasts for mild weather that would limit power-plant demand, easing concern that supply will fall short of summer needs.

Gasoline Rises After Report That U.S. Inventories Declined

Gasoline futures advanced in New York after an industry report that U.S. inventories of the motor fuel declined last week.

Natural Gas Rises for Second Day on Outlook for Inventory Drop

Natural gas rose for a second day amid speculation that U.S. inventories of the heating fuel declined more than the seasonal average last week as cold weather and a potentially historic winter storm stoked demand.

Gasoline Jumps to Three-Week High on Speculation Supplies Fell

Gasoline futures jumped to a three-week high on speculation that U.S. inventories of the motor fuel declined last week.

U.S. Set for More Arctic Cold as Natural Gas Prices Surge

The U.S. will get another blast of freezing Arctic air this week, bringing snow and sleet as far south as Texas and helping push natural gas to a four-year high.

Natural Gas Futures Decline on Forecasts for Mild U.S. Weather

Natural gas slid in New York for the first time in three days as meteorologists predicted mild weather that would limit demand for the heating fuel before a polar blast next week.

Natural Gas Poised for Biggest Weekly Advance Since 2012

Natural gas rose for a fourth day in New York and headed for the biggest weekly gain since September 2012 as meteorologists predicted U.S. temperatures will remain below normal through the end of this month.

Natural Gas Futures Jump to 5-Year High on Outlook for More Cold

Natural gas jumped to the highest price in five years as forecasters warned of more freezing U.S. weather. Hedge funds increased bullish bets on the heating fuel as inventories dropped to the lowest in a decade.

Natural Gas Rises as U.S. Cold Outbreak Spurs Heating Demand

Natural gas rebounded in New York as wintry weather over most of the U.S. boosted demand for the heating fuel.


  • Department of Energy Weekly Report (Wednesdays 10:30am est)
  • American Petroleum Institute Weekly Report (Wednesdays 10:30am Est)
  • Natural Gas Inventories Weekly Report (Thursdays 10:30am est)
  • OPEC Production Quotas
  • OPEC Monthly Oil Market Report
  • Non-OPEC Oil Production
  • Mideast Stability
  • Weather- Related demand
  • CFTC Commitment of Traders Report
  • Energy Information Administration Report (Tuesday afternoons)
  • International Energy Agency Policy
  • Chinese (Asian) demand
  • Iraqi production and export levels
  • Russian shale production
  • Alternation Energy production and technological breakthroughs
  • Inflation
  • Dollar weakness and purchasing power
  • Refining Capacity
  • Weather related refining production limitations (eg hurricanes in the gulf)
  • Venezuelan Production
  • Venezuelan Foreign Policy in relation with US
  • Iran Nuclear dispute status
  • US Strategic Petroleum Reserves
  • US New Drilling and Exploratory Initiatives
  • Oil Spills
  • International Energy Agency Reserves
  • General Accountability Office Study on Geopolitical Disruptions
  • International and Domestic Tax rates relating to oil and gasoline
  • New Geopolitical order after Arab Spring

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