Natural gas

Natural gas increased to 4.57 USD/MMBtu in April from 4.47 USD/MMBtu in March of 2014. Natural gas averaged 3.97 from 1990 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 15.35 in December of 2005 and a record low of 1.05 in January of 1992. Natural gas accounts for almost a quarter of United States energy consumption, and 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 pipelines serve markets throughout the U.S. East Coast, the Gulf Coast, the Midwest, and up to the Canadian border. This page provides - Natural gas - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-20

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
4.57 4.47 15.35 1.05 4.60 | 2014/05 1990 - 2014 USD/MMBtu Daily

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Natural gas
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Energy Actual Previous Change Daily % Weekly % Monthly % Yearly %
Crude oil CL1 104.33 103.71 0.62 0.60 % 0.63 % 4.36 % 18.50 % [+]
Brent crude oil COG1 109.91 109.27 0.64 0.59 % 2.17 % 2.08 % 11.19 % [+]
Ethanol DL1 2.83 3.30 -0.47 -14.24 % 0.00 % -29.60 % 8.43 % [+]
Heating oil HO1 2.92 2.89 0.03 1.04 % 0.00 % 1.04 % 4.66 % [+]
Natural gas NG1 4.57 4.62 -0.05 -1.08 % -1.72 % 5.79 % 4.34 % [+]
Gasoline XB1 2.97 2.85 0.12 4.21 % 0.00 % 3.85 % 7.22 % [+]

Metals Actual Previous Change Daily % Weekly % Monthly % Yearly %
Aluminum AL1 1,829.50 1,839.00 -9.50 -0.52 % -1.00 % 8.80 % -1.63 % [+]
Coal Coal 74.25 74.75 -0.50 -0.67 % -0.34 % -0.34 % -15.05 % [+]
Cobalt Cobalt 29,500.00 29,750.00 -250.00 -0.84 % 0.00 % -4.84 % 8.46 % [+]
Gold GC1 1,298.90 1,299.70 -0.80 -0.06 % -1.47 % -2.71 % -7.46 % [+]
Copper HG1 6,662.50 6,627.00 35.50 0.54 % -0.03 % 2.67 % -4.29 % [+]
Lead Lead 2,122.75 2,120.50 2.25 0.11 % 2.06 % 3.41 % 6.23 % [+]
Molybden Molybden 28,000.00 27,000.00 1,000.00 3.70 % 3.70 % 27.27 % 16.67 % [+]
Nickel Nickel 17,877.00 17,807.00 70.00 0.39 % 3.04 % 11.25 % 18.40 % [+]
Palladium Palladium 801.00 800.00 1.00 0.13 % 0.88 % 1.52 % 18.32 % [+]
Platinum PL1 1,437.00 1,442.00 -5.00 -0.35 % -1.17 % -0.14 % 0.84 % [+]
Silver SI1 1,962.00 1,960.00 2.00 0.10 % -2.34 % -4.53 % -17.08 % [+]
Steel Steel 405.00 395.00 10.00 2.53 % 0.00 % 0.00 % 131.43 % [+]
Tin Tin 23,482.00 23,528.00 -46.00 -0.20 % 0.25 % 2.88 % 13.38 % [+]
Zinc Zinc 2,049.00 2,053.25 -4.25 -0.21 % 1.64 % 5.41 % 10.70 % [+]

Agricultural Actual Previous Change Daily % Weekly % Monthly % Yearly %
Beef Beef 7.77 7.76 0.01 0.13 % 0.00 % -4.55 % 20.28 % [+]
Corn C A 476.00 478.50 -2.50 -0.52 % -0.73 % 4.04 % -27.38 % [+]
Cocoa CC1 3,049.15 3,049.36 -0.21 -0.01 % -0.57 % 0.65 % 29.31 % [+]
Cotton CT1 87.34 86.79 0.55 0.63 % 2.73 % -2.75 % 7.35 % [+]
Coffee KC1 182.22 190.69 -8.47 -4.44 % -7.22 % 9.80 % 33.65 % [+]
Oat Oat 456.50 457.50 -1.00 -0.22 % 2.35 % 2.13 % 7.54 % [+]
Rice RR1 15.38 15.41 -0.03 -0.19 % -1.73 % -0.26 % 0.98 % [+]
Rubber Rubber 589.00 591.00 -2.00 -0.34 % -0.67 % -6.88 % -18.14 % [+]
Soybeans S A 1,512.00 1,519.50 -7.50 -0.49 % 3.38 % 7.54 % 4.20 % [+]
Sugar SB1 17.65 17.38 0.27 1.55 % 1.20 % 2.44 % -2.11 % [+]
Wheat W A 614.50 611.00 3.50 0.57 % 5.22 % -4.10 % -8.69 % [+]
Wool Wool 1,048.00 1,043.00 5.00 0.48 % 2.85 % 1.26 % 4.28 % [+]


Commodity | Notes
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