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Daily Market Update April 5, 2021

Early Morning Update

The May ‘21 natural gas contract is trading down $0.08 at $2.56. The May ‘21 crude oil contract is down $1.45 at $60.00.

Summary

The April 2021 NYMEX natural gas contract expired on Monday last week, ultimately settling at $2.586/MMBtu, while the May 2021 contract debuted as the prompt month on Tuesday. The market was closed on Friday, resulting in a shortened week of trading. All in all, the prompt month gained eight cents over the week to close out Friday at $2.639/MMBtu. As for the calendar year strips, 2022, 2023, and 2024 all gained 1.5 cents, 2.8 cents, and 4.0 cents, respectively. As far as fundamentals go, production of natural gas continues to hover around 92 Bcf/day, while demand was lifted last week by a cooldown across the Midwest and Northeast regions, pushing total demand over 100 Bcf/day for short spell. A monster jobs report was released for March 2021 showing the U.S. economy added 916,000 payrolls, far exceeding expectations, and also the best print since August. In addition, President Biden announced the first phase of his “Build Back Better” initiative, unveiling “The American Jobs Plan.” The plan has several initiatives centered around electric vehicles, clean energy, and general climate resilience.

 

Market Update 04 05 2021

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