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    Earnings Report

    What’s Devon Energy’s Implied Volatility?

    As of August 2, 2017, Devon Energy (DVN) had an implied volatility of ~40.7%, which is lower than its implied volatility of ~33.6% on July 25, 2017.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Miscellaneous

    Natural Gas Prices Could Fall below $3 Next Week

    On June 8, 2017, US natural gas (GASL) (GASX) (FCG) active futures had an implied volatility of 36%—up 3.8% compared to the 15-day average.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    US Natural Gas Supplies Fell due to Drop in Imports from Canada

    PointLogic reported that natural gas supplies fell by 1.1% to 79.3 Bcf (billion cubic feet) per day for the week ending June 29, 2016, compared to the previous week.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Earnings Report

    Denbury Resources’ Production Fell to a 3-Year Low in 2Q17

    For 2Q17, Denbury Resources’ continuing production averaged 59.8 Mboepd, which is ~5% lower than its 2Q16 continuing production of ~63.0 Mboepd.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Are Wall Street Analysts Saying about Range Resources?

    As of March 28, 2016, about 55% of Wall Street analysts rated Range Resources (RRC) as a “buy” and ~40% of analysts rated it as a “hold.”

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Hot Summer Weather Forecast Sends Natural Gas Prices Higher

    Natural gas futures contracts for August delivery rose by 1.5% and settled at $2.69 per MMBtu on July 21. Prices rose due to the hot summer weather forecast.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Earnings Report

    What Caused Southwestern Energy’s Yearly Revenue Growth?

    For 3Q17, Southwestern Energy (SWN) reported revenues of ~$737 million—higher than Wall Street analysts’ consensus of ~$777 million.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Energy & Utilities

    What’s Dragging Down Cabot Oil & Gas Stock?

    Year-to-date, Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) has been the fifth-weakest energy stock from the US oil and gas production sector.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Miscellaneous

    How Southwestern Energy Stock Performed in 1Q17

    In 1Q17, the stock of Appalachian natural gas (UNG) producer Southwestern Energy (SWN) underperformed natural gas, falling from $10.82 to $8.17.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Miscellaneous

    Will Natural Gas Hit $3.2 Next Week?

    On July 20, 2017, natural gas active futures’ implied volatility was 32.3%, which was 3% below their 15-day moving average.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    Did Natural Gas–Weighted Stocks Outperform Natural Gas?

    Between June 13 and June 20, our equally weighted basket of natural gas–weighted stocks rose 4.6%—compared to a 6.2% rise in natural gas for the same period.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Earnings Report

    A Look at Cobalt International Energy’s 2Q17 Revenues

    For 2Q17, Cobalt International Energy (CIE) reported revenues of ~$14.0 million, which was lower than Wall Street analysts’ consensus of ~$34.0 million.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Miscellaneous

    Large Build in US Natural Gas Inventories Pressured Gas Prices

    The EIA reported that US natural gas inventories rose by 74 Bcf (billion cubic feet) to 2,189 Bcf on April 14–21. Inventories rose 3.5% week-over-week.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Miscellaneous

    What Does the Shift in the Natural Gas Futures Spread Indicate?

    On April 5, 2017, active natural gas (UNG) (FCG) (BOIL) (GASL) futures were trading at a premium of $0.33 to futures contracts 12 months forward.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    Energy Stocks that Could Outdo Natural Gas

    Between May 15 and May 22, 2017, natural gas June futures fell 0.6%. During that same period, an equally weighted selection of natural gas–weighted stocks fell 1.5%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    EIA Downgrades US Natural Gas Production Forecast for 2018

    PointLogic, a market intelligence company, estimates that US dry natural gas production rose 0.3% to 80.1 Bcf per day on April 5-11, 2018.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Miscellaneous

    How Much Natural Gas Could Fall Next Week

    On November 16, 2017, the implied volatility of natural gas was 44%—6.4% above its 15-day average.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Natural Gas Supplies Rose for the Week Ended August 17

    The EIA (U.S. Energy Information Administration) reported that US natural gas production averaged 78.9 Bcf per day in July 2016.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Miscellaneous

    Will Natural Gas Prices Fall to $2.8 Next Week?

    On November 2, 2017, natural gas’s (GASL) (GASX) implied volatility was 38.2%, 1.8% below its 15-day average.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    EIA Upgrades US Natural Gas Price Forecasts for 2017

    US natural gas inventories are 6.9% above their five-year average. They’re also near record levels.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Week Ending September 28: US Natural Gas Supplies Were Flat

    PointLogic reported that US natural gas supplies were flat at 77.7 Bcf per day from September 22–28, 2016—1.4% less compared to the same period in 2015.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Miscellaneous

    Analyzing US Natural Gas Consumption Trends

    PointLogic estimates that US natural gas consumption dropped ~1.4% to 56.7 Bcf per day on May 17–23.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    How the Inventory Spread Could Boost Natural Gas Prices

    In the week ended October 6, natural gas inventories rose by 87 Bcf (billion cubic feet) to 3,595 Bcf—13 Bcf more than the market expected inventories to rise.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Will the Oil Rig Count Increase Natural Gas Downside Risk?

    Since 2008, the natural gas rig count has fallen ~89% from its record high. But the fall was unable to stop the rise in natural gas supplies.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    How Natural Gas ETFs Fared Last Week

    Between October 27 and November 3, 2017, the United States Natural Gas Fund LP (UNG) rose just 0.2%, and natural gas December futures rose 0.7%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    What Could Matter to Natural Gas Investors Now?

    From March 2, 2017, to March 9, 2017, the United States Natural Gas ETF (UNG) rose 5.7%. Natural gas futures rose 6.1% during the same period.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    US Natural Gas Price Drivers on August 6–10

    US natural gas futures increased 1.3% to $2.81 per MMBtu (million British thermal units) on July 26–August 2.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Earnings Report

    What Do Analysts Recommend for Breitburn Energy Partners?

    At a broader level, 72.7% of the analysts surveyed by Bloomberg rate Breitburn Energy a “hold,” 9.1% rate it a “buy,” and the remaining ~18.2% rate it a “sell.”

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Miscellaneous

    Natural Gas Could Fall below $2.7 Next Week

    On August 3, 2017, natural gas’s implied volatility was 30%—5.1% below its 15-day moving average.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    How Does US Natural Gas Production Impact Prices?

    PointLogic estimates that US dry natural gas production fell 0.7% to 80 Bcf per day on July 12–18. However, the production has risen 11% YoY.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Miscellaneous

    Rebound in Natural Gas Didn’t Help Gas-Weighted Stocks

    On March 3, 2016, natural gas futures touched a 17-year low. From March 3, 2016, to March 13, 2017, natural gas rose 85.4% on a closing price basis.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    Where Natural Gas Prices Could Go Next Week

    On September 21, 2017, natural gas implied volatility was 35.1%, or 5.1% above the 15-day average.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Are Hedge Funds Reducing Bullish Bets on US Natural Gas?

    Hedge funds cut their net long positions in US natural gas futures and options 44.8% to 24,984 on July 17–24.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Miscellaneous

    Natural Gas’s Rise: Why Gas-Weighted Stocks Are Underperforming

    Between March 20, 2017, and March 27, 2017, natural gas futures contracts for May 2017 rose 1%. The commodity saw the small gain due to slightly bullish inventory data.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Natural Gas Prices Fell from a 7-Week High Due to Profit-Booking

    US natural gas prices tested the intraday high of $2.03 per MMBtu on Thursday, March 31, 2016. This is the highest level since February 2016.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Miscellaneous

    Will Natural Gas Hold on to the $3 Level Next Week?

    On August 31, 2017, natural gas (UNG) (BOIL) active futures’ implied volatility was 32%, which was 4.9% above its 15-day moving average.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Trump Could Impact Natural Gas Supplies in the Medium Term

    PointLogic reported that US natural gas supplies rose 0.5% to 77.4 Bcf (billion cubic feet) per day from November 10–16, 2016.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Miscellaneous

    Are Natural Gas Supplies Overtaking Demand?

    Futures spread On September 27, 2017, natural gas (FCG) (GASL) (BOIL) 2018 November futures traded $0.04 lower than November 2017 futures. That is, the futures spread was at a discount of $0.04. On September 20, 2017, the futures spread was at a discount of $0.10. Between September 20 and 27, 2017, natural gas November futures […]

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Winter Weather and Inventories Could Impact Natural Gas Prices

    Aegent Energy Advisors estimates that US natural gas prices are expected to trade below $3.27 per MMBtu this winter from November 2016 to March 2017.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    These Stocks Are the Upstream Losers So Far This Week

    In the week starting March 5, 2018, California Resources (CRC) fell from $14.98 to $14.65, a decrease of ~6.1%.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Miscellaneous

    US Natural Gas Futures: Key Moving Averages and EIA’s Forecast

    As of May 11, 2017, June natural gas futures are above their 20-day, 50-day, 100-day, and 200-day moving averages.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Energy Calendar for Crude Oil and Natural Gas Traders

    Oil and gas producers’ earnings such as Swift Energy, ConocoPhillips, and Continental Resources will depend on crude oil and natural gas prices.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Miscellaneous

    How Did Natural Gas, Crude Oil, and SPY Compare Last Week?

    For the week ending July 22, September natural gas futures (UNG) (FCG) (GASX) (DGAZ) (BOIL) rose by 0.55%. The S&P 500 Index (SPY) rose by 0.61% in the week.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    Analyzing Natural Gas Stocks and Natural Gas

    On March 3, 2016, natural gas futures touched a 17-year low of $1.64. From March 3, 2016, to February 13, 2017, natural gas rose 79.3%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    Why $3 Looks Difficult for Natural Gas Prices This Week

    Natural gas’s (UNG) (BOIL) (FCG) (GASL) implied volatility was 39.4% on March 3, 2017, 0.3% below its 15-day average.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Understanding Range Resources’ Dividends and Dividend Yields

    As of May 27, 2016, Range Resource’s dividend yield, which measures the amount of cash flow an investor can get for each dollar invested in an equity position, stood at ~0.34%.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Energy & Utilities

    How Could Donald Trump Impact the US Energy Market?

    Donald Trump supports increasing production of fossil fuels like coal, crude oil, and natural gas. It could support employment and benefit the economy.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Miscellaneous

    Could Natural Gas Reach a New 2017 Low Next Week?

    Implied volatility On December 21, 2017, natural gas futures’ implied volatility was 42.4%. In the last trading session, their implied volatility was on par with the 15-day average. Supply-glut concerns pushed natural gas (UNG) (BOIL) futures to a 17-year low on March 3, 2016, with an implied volatility of 53.8%. From this multiyear low, natural gas prices […]

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Hedge Funds’ Net Bullish Positions in US Natural Gas

    Hedge funds decreased their net bullish positions in US natural gas futures and options 1.1% to 190,432 on June 5–12.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will US Natural Gas Production Impact Natural Gas Prices?

    The EIA estimated that US-marketed natural gas production fell by 0.63 Bcf per day to 75.93 Bcf per day in October—compared to the previous month.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Miscellaneous

    Can Natural Gas Stay above $3 Next Week?

    On November 30, 2017, natural gas’s implied volatility was 44.3%, about 1% above its 15-day average.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Hedge Funds’ Net Long Positions in US Natural Gas Are Low

    Hedge funds decreased their net long positions in US natural gas futures and options contracts to a nine-week low for the week ending November 8, 2016.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Natural Gas Prices Are below Key Moving Averages

    For the week ending February 10, US natural gas inventories are 11% lower than the same period in 2016. Falling inventories will support natural gas prices.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Basic Materials

    Why Natural Gas Inventories Pressured Natural Gas Prices

    The EIA reported that US natural gas inventories increased by 62 Bcf (billion cubic feet) to 1,343 Bcf between April 20 and April 27.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Miscellaneous

    Futures Spread: Is the Natural Gas Market Turning Bullish?

    On September 20, 2017, natural gas (FCG) (BOIL) October 2018 futures closed $0.10 below its October 2017 futures.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    Is $3.10 Possible for Natural Gas This Week?

    On August 10, 2017, the implied volatility for natural gas’s (UNG) (BOIL) active futures was 30.4%, which was 0.70% below its 15-day average.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    Inside the Natural Gas Futures Spread: Where Are Prices Headed Now?

    On May 3, 2017, natural gas June 2017 futures were trading at a premium of $0.33 to June 2018 futures contracts.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Hedge Funds’ Net Long Positions in US Natural Gas

    Hedge funds decreased their net bullish positions in US natural gas futures and options 1.9% to 186,799 on June 12–19.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Miscellaneous

    How UNG Looks Relative to Natural Gas Futures

    UNG ended May 4, 2017, with a drop of ~0.50%, while natural gas futures fell 1.3%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    UNG Is Outperforming Natural Gas Futures

    From April 6 to April 13, 2017, the United States Natural Gas ETF (UNG), which aims to track active natural gas futures, fell 2%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    EIA Reports Significant Build in US Natural Gas Inventories

    On June 21, the EIA released its natural gas storage report. It reported that US natural gas inventories rose by 91 Bcf (billion cubic feet) to 2,004 Bcf from June 8 to 15.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    EIA Upgrades US Natural Gas Production Forecasts for 2018, 2019

    Pointlogic, a market intelligence company, estimates that US dry natural gas production increased 0.3% to 79.8 Bcf (billion cubic feet) per day from June 7 to June 13.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    Is US Natural Gas Consumption Trending Higher?

    PointLogic, a market intelligence company, estimates that US natural gas consumption increased ~4% to 57.5 Bcf per day on May 10–16.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Miscellaneous

    Is It a Bull Trap for Natural Gas Traders?

    In the past five trading sessions, natural gas April futures have risen 1%, closing at ~$3.01 per MMBtu on March 22, 2017—2.7% lower than the prior session.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    Weak Natural Gas, and What It Means for UNG Investors

    From March 9, 2017, to March 16, 2017, the United States Natural Gas ETF (UNG) fell 2.2%. Natural gas futures fell 2.4% during the same period.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Natural Gas Futures: Outlook for May 14–18

    US natural gas futures increased 3.2% on May 3–10. Natural gas prices increased due to a lower increase in natural gas inventories.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Analysts Are Bullish about US Natural Gas Prices in 2017

    Aegent Energy Advisors estimates that US natural gas prices are expected to trade below $3.27 per MMBtu (million British thermal units) this winter.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    EIA Upgrades US Natural Gas Price Forecast for 2016 and 2017

    The EIA released its monthly STEO report on October 13. It expects US natural gas prices to average $2.51 per MMBtu in 2016 and $3.07 per MMBtu in 2017.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    Lower Rise in US Natural Gas Inventories Supports Prices

    The EIA reported that US natural gas inventories rose by 43 Bcf (billion cubic feet) or 1.4% to 3,125 Bcf on August 11–18, 2017.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Miscellaneous

    US Natural Gas Futures: What to Expect

    US natural gas futures increased 6.1% on April 19–26. Prices increased due to the larger-than-expected decline in natural gas inventories.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Miscellaneous

    Which Gas-Heavy Stocks Outperformed amid Falling Natural Gas?

    Between February 10, 2017, and February 17, 2017, natural gas futures contracts for March 2017 delivery fell 6.6%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    These Gas-Weighted Stocks Could Beat Natural Gas

    Between April 24, 2017, and May 1, 2017, natural gas futures contracts for June 2017 rose 1.7%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Rigs Consolidate, Natural Gas Could Benefit

    In the week ending September 1, 2017, the natural gas rig count rose by three to 183. On a YoY basis, the natural gas rig count has more than doubled.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    Is UNG a Good Way to Track Natural Gas?

    From March 16, 2017, to March 23, 2017, the United States Natural Gas ETF (UNG), which is designed to track active natural gas futures, rose 5.7%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    Is $3 Possible for Natural Gas Prices This Week?

    Natural gas’s implied volatility was 43.4% on February 24, 2017—6.7% below its 15-day average. Its implied volatility rose to 56.2% on November 14, 2016.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Inventories Spread: Natural Gas Prices Could Rise

    In the week ending July 14, 2017, natural gas inventories rose by 28 Bcf to 2,973 Bcf. The market expected a rise of 39 Bcf for the week ending July 14.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    Key Energy Events for October 9–13, 2017

    The EIA’s STEO (Short-Term Energy Outlook) Report is scheduled to be released on October 10, 2017, and could impact crude oil and natural gas prices.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    What to Expect from Natural Gas Next Week

    On January 18, 2018, natural gas’s implied volatility was 53.9%, 10.2% above its 15-day average.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    How Hedge Funds Feel about Natural Gas Right Now

    On September 29, the CFTC (U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission) is slated to release its weekly “Commitment of Traders” report.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why US Natural Gas Traders Are Tracking OPEC’s Production

    Baker Hughes, a GE company, released its weekly US natural gas rigs report on January 19, 2018. Natural gas rigs increased by two to 189 on January 12–19.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Are Analysts Bullish on US Natural Gas Prices in 2017?

    US natural gas inventories are 0.6% less than the five-year average. Falling natural gas inventories will support natural gas (FCG) (DGAZ) (BOIL) prices.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    Decoding Weekly US Natural Gas Production and Consumption

    PointLogic reported that weekly US dry natural gas production fell 0.13% to 72 Bcf (billion cubic feet) per day on July 20–26, 2017.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Miscellaneous

    Could La Niña Save Natural Gas Bulls?

    On October 4, 2017, natural gas (UNG) November futures closed at $2.94 per MMBtu (million British thermal units), a rise of 1.6% from the last trading session.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    US Natural Gas Consumption Could Help the Prices

    US natural gas consumption fell 0.17% to 57.1 Bcf/d (billion cubic feet per day) on October 12–18, 2017. It rose 3.1% from the same period in 2016.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Miscellaneous

    Possibilities for Natural Gas Prices Next Week

    On December 7, 2017, natural gas’s implied volatility was 40.5% or ~7.5% less than its 15-day average. On November 29, the implied volatility rose to 47.7%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Could Oil Rig Count Stop Natural Gas Fall?

    In the week ended October 6, 2017, the natural gas rig count fell by two to 187.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    US Natural Gas Futures Recovered from a 3-Month Low

    NYMEX natural gas (GASL) (DGAZ) futures contracts for July delivery rose 4.3% and settled at $3.06 per MMBtu (million British thermal units) on June 15.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Miscellaneous

    Natural Gas Could Move above $3 Next Week

    On August 24, 2017, natural gas (UNG) (BOIL) futures’ implied volatility was 30.6%. The implied volatility rose 2% above its 15-day moving average.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    Why Oil Rigs Could Overshadow Natural Gas’s Gains

    On March 31, 2017, the natural gas (BOIL) (GASX) (FCG) (GASL) rig count was 160, a rise of five rigs over the previous week.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    Could Natural Gas Hit a New 2017 Low Next Week?

    On December 14, 2017, the implied volatility of natural gas futures was 40.4%. It was ~5.9% below its 15-day average.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    How Oil Rigs Could Make Natural Gas Traders Bearish

    On April 7, 2017, the natural gas (BOIL) (GASX) (FCG) (GASL) rig count was 165, a rise of five rigs over the previous week.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    Will Natural Gas Reclaim $3 Next Week?

    On October 12, 2017, natural gas implied volatility was 35.9%, 1.7% above its 15-day average.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Analyzing Hedge Funds’ Positions in US Natural Gas

    Hedge funds reduced their net bullish positions in US natural gas futures and options 11.3% to 165,768 on June 19–26.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Miscellaneous

    US Natural Gas Production Fell on April 12–18

    PointLogic, a market intelligence company, estimates that US dry natural gas production fell 0.6% to 79.6 Bcf per day on April 12–18, 2018.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Energy & Utilities

    Upstream Losses: HPR, CRC, XOG, SRCI, and DNR

    As of June 13, HighPoint Resources (HPR) had fallen ~5.7% this week, to $6.28 from $6.66, pushing HPR below its 50-day moving average.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Miscellaneous

    How Closely Is Natural Gas Tracking Oil?

    Between November 15 and 22, natural gas (UNG)(FCG) January futures had a correlation of 52.5% with US crude oil January futures.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Analysts’ Estimates for US Natural Gas Prices in 2017

    Aegent Energy Advisors estimates that US natural gas prices won’t exceed $4.11 per MMBtu (million British thermal units) in January 2017.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing Range Resources’ Dividends and Dividend Yields

    In 4Q15, Range Resources (RRC) paid a dividend of $0.04 per share on its common stock.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Earnings Report

    Analysts’ Ratings for Vanguard Natural before Its 4Q15 Results

    At a broader level, 60% of analysts surveyed by Bloomberg rate Vanguard Natural Resources a “hold,” 30% rate it as a “buy,” and the remaining ~10% rate it a “sell.”

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Miscellaneous

    Natural Gas: Is Expanding Contango Bearish for Prices?

    On February 22, 2017, active natural gas (UNG) (FCG) (BOIL) (GASL) futures are trading at a discount of $0.65 to the futures contracts 12 months ahead.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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