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Henry Hub Natural Gas (NG) Futures allow market participants significant hedging activity to manage risk in the highly volatile natural gas price, which is driven by weather-related demand. They also provide efficient transactions in and out of positions. Natural gas futures are:

  • The third-largest physical commodity futures contract in the world by volume
  • Widely used as a national benchmark price for natural gas, which continues to grow as a global and U.S. energy source
  • An independent, stand-alone commodity

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    Natural Gas Spot and Futures Prices (NYMEX)
    (Dollars per Million Btu)

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    Spot Price
    Henry Hub 1997-2018
    Futures Prices
    Contract 1
    4.3084.2484.2624.7154.6464.612 1994-2018
    Contract 2
    4.3554.2994.2924.6994.4824.419 1994-2018
    Contract 3
    4.2624.1844.1614.5384.1564.014 1994-2018
    Contract 4
    4.0423.9663.9094.2192.8942.887 1993-2018
    = No Data Reported; 
    = Not Applicable; 
    NA = Not Available; 
    W = Withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data.
    Prices are based on delivery at the Henry Hub in Louisiana. Official daily closing prices at 2:30 p.m. from the trading floor of the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) for a specific delivery month. The natural gas liquids (NGPL) composite price is derived from daily Bloomberg spot price data for natural gas liquids at Mont Belvieu, Texas, weighted by gas processing plant production volumes of each product as reported on Form EIA-816, “Monthly Natural Gas Liquids Report.” 
    See Definitions, Sources, and Notes link above for more information on this table.
    Release Date: 11/28/2018
    Next Release Date: 12/6/2018