The liquified natural gas market started the first trading week of February on a high note, with front-month futures climbing to near $2.7/MMBtu, as colder temperatures across the US boosted demand for the heating gas. Investors now await Thursday’s EIA storage report for a clear picture on the supply/demand balance.

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 2.58 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 2.17 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
52.5700 0.37 0.71% -0.38% 10.39% 8.35% Feb/01
Brent
USD/Bbl
55.5900 0.55 1.00% -0.52% 8.81% 7.32% Feb/01
Natural gas
USD/MMBtu
2.7640 0.20 7.80% 6.23% 7.09% 8.86% Feb/01
Gasoline
USD/Gal
1.5742 0.02 1.38% 0.84% 14.66% 11.64% Feb/01
Heating oil
USD/Gal
1.6217 0.02 1.46% 1.74% 10.92% 9.28% Feb/01
Ethanol
USD/Gal
1.6400 0.11 7.19% 2.50% 14.45% 14.45% Jan/29
Naphtha
USD/T
499.99 0.00 0.00% 0.35% 15.50% 15.55% Jan/29
Propane
USD/Gal
0.85 0.03 -2.93% -2.09% 31.45% 31.59% Jan/29
Uranium
USD/Lbs
30.0500 0.00 0.00% -0.99% -2.12% -2.12% Jan/29

Metals Price Day Weekly Monthly YTD Date
Gold
USD/t.oz
1,866.55 20.46 1.11% 0.62% -3.90% -1.58% Feb/01
Silver
USD/t.oz
29.512 2.51 9.30% 16.65% 8.46% 11.96% Feb/01
Platinum
USD/t.oz
1,124.62 51.94 4.84% 2.40% 5.11% 5.50% Feb/01

Agricultural Price Day Weekly Monthly YTD Date
Soybeans
USd/Bu
1,365.7500 1.25 -0.09% 1.43% 3.62% 3.74% Feb/01
Wheat
USd/Bu
659.5000 3.50 -0.53% 1.70% 2.73% 2.97% Feb/01
Palm Oil
MYR/T
3,490.00 102.00 3.01% 6.34% -2.73% -3.06% Jan/29
Cheese
USD/Lbs
1.6570 0.00 -0.12% -0.60% -0.54% 0.67% Jan/29
Milk
USD/CWT
16.13 0.01 0.06% -0.19% 0.44% 2.09% Feb/01
Rubber
JPY/Kg
241.60 1.80 -0.74% -27.88% -12.46% -10.12% Feb/01
Orange Juice
USd/Lbs
110.80 0.20 0.18% -3.19% -9.11% -10.10% Feb/01
Coffee
USd/Lbs
125.40 2.45 1.99% 1.74% -0.59% -2.22% Feb/01
Lumber
USD/1000 board feet
887.00 5.60 -0.63% 11.43% 1.50% 1.59% Jan/29
Oat
USd/Bu
351.0000 1.50 0.43% -0.99% -1.40% -2.70% Feb/01
Wool
AUD/100Kg
1,291.00 0.00 0.00% 7.40% 10.25% 10.25% Jan/29
Cotton
USd/Lbs
81.07 0.43 0.53% -1.53% 2.66% 3.78% Feb/01
Cocoa
USD/T
2,505.00 26.00 -1.03% -0.12% -1.84% -3.76% Feb/01
Rice
USD/cwt
13.4800 0.02 0.15% 1.85% 6.56% 10.13% Feb/01
Canola
CAD/T
696.10 4.50 0.65% 3.02% 10.81% 10.58% Feb/01
Sugar
USd/Lbs
16.01 0.18 1.14% 1.72% 1.59% 3.36% Feb/01
Tea
USD/Kgs
3.13 0.00 0.00% 0.00% 9.06% 9.06% Jan/29
Corn
USd/BU
551.2500 4.25 0.78% 7.77% 13.95% 13.89% Feb/01

Livestock Price Day Weekly Monthly YTD Date
Beef
BRL/Kg
19.16 0.02 -0.10% -0.26% 5.62% 5.62% Jan/29
Feeder Cattle
USd/Lbs
137.7250 2.08 -1.48% 0.35% -0.58% -0.88% Jan/29
Live Cattle
USd/Lbs
115.0500 0.95 -0.82% -1.44% 0.52% 0.02% Jan/29
Lean Hogs
USd/Lbs
69.8000 0.15 -0.21% -0.18% 3.25% -0.68% Jan/29
Poultry
BRL/Kgs
5.91 0.17 2.96% -3.90% -1.66% -1.66% Jan/29

Industrial Price Day Weekly Monthly YTD Date
Copper
USD/Lbs
3.5630 0.01 0.15% -2.12% 0.01% 1.28% Feb/01
Lithium
CNY/T
62,500.00 0.00 0.00% 9.65% 34.41% 34.41% Feb/01
Bitumen
CNY/T
2,730.00 82.00 3.10% 6.56% 10.98% 14.61% Feb/01
Steel
CNY/T
4,191.00 19.00 -0.45% -0.21% 0.53% -0.69% Jan/29
Coal
USD/T
85.50 2.65 -3.01% -0.66% 4.27% 5.27% Feb/01
Palladium
USD/t.oz
2,279.59 53.55 2.41% -2.35% -3.94% -6.87% Feb/01
Cobalt
USD/T
41,250.00 0.00 0.00% 4.10% 28.15% 28.15% Jan/29
Lead
USD/T
2,008.50 5.25 -0.26% -0.91% 1.43% 1.66% Jan/29
Aluminum
USD/T
1,983.25 10.37 0.53% -1.30% -2.41% 0.13% Feb/01
Tin
USD/T
22,947.50 340.00 1.50% 2.23% 9.34% 12.96% Feb/01
Zinc
USD/T
2,558.00 15.25 -0.59% -5.36% -8.54% -7.02% Feb/01
Nickel
USD/T
17,647.50 106.50 -0.60% -3.16% 5.55% 6.61% Jan/29
Molybdenum
USD/Kg
25.00 0.00 0.00% 0.00% 6.38% 6.38% Jan/29
Iron Ore
USD/T
158.00 0.50 0.32% -6.51% -0.32% -0.32% Jan/29
Soda Ash
CNY/T
1,350.00 0.00 0.00% 0.00% 0.75% 0.75% Feb/01
Neodymium
CNY/T
710,000.00 0.00 0.00% 1.43% 14.52% 14.06% Jan/29
Iron Ore 62% fe
USD/T
168.1300 0.50 -0.30% -1.00% 7.98% 7.89% Jan/29
Rhodium
USD/t oz.
19,300.00 300.00 1.58% -6.99% 15.92% 13.53% Jan/29
Manganese
CNY/T
31.75 0.00 0.00% 1.60% 1.60% 1.60% Jan/29

Index Price Day Weekly Monthly YTD Date
CRB Index
Index Points
185.11 0.10 -0.05% 0.78% 4.52% 3.82% Jan/29
LME Index
Index Points
3,455.80 11.70 -0.34% -1.72% 0.21% 1.21% Jan/29
S&P GSCI
Index Points
2,074.70 2.17 0.10% 0.84% 5.36% 4.94% Jan/29