Economic Research: The Natural Gas Quandary Inbox

The Natural Gas Quandary

By Erik Norland, Senior Economist, CME Group

Natural Gas Outlook for 2020

  • Mild winter, high storage levels pressure natural gas prices.
  • Production has soared 800% since EIA records began in 2008.
  • Export capacity to double in 2020 from last year as exports surge.
  • Henry Hub gaining prominence as a natural gas price benchmark.
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Natural Gas Output Unfazed by Fall in Investments

  • Fall in natural gas prices has stricken producers financially.
  • As a result, investments in new wells have tumbled.
  • But natural gas production has yet to be affected.
  • Will prices head higher as rig productivity declines?
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