NYMEX Natural Gas Monthly Settlement Prices
At Aggressive Energy, we understand the importance of market fundamentals and staying up to date on trends and information about the energy markets. The NYMEX settlement prices below are based on delivery at the Henry Hub in Louisiana.
NYMEX Natural Gas History
Understanding The NYMEX Natural Gas Futures Market
What is the NYMEX?
The New York Mercantile Exchange (also known as the NYMEX), is an organized market where buyers/sellers trade futures commodities. Further more it’s one of the world largest exchanges for energy and metals, with one of the most common commodities traded being the NYMEX Natural Gas futures market. In fact the NYMEX natural gas market is the third largest physical commodity futures contract in the world by pure volume traded. Which is why there is so much importance regarding NYMEX settlement history.
How Does the NYMEX Natural Gas Market Trade?
What Drives the Current NYMEX Natural Gas Prices?
Production and its impact on NYMEX Natural Gas Settlement Prices
Weather and its impact on NYMEX Natural Gas Settlement Prices
Another driving factor of the NYMEX gas prices, is the weather. As you can imagine people will tend to buy more gas when we are in longer stretches of cold weather such as the winter. However, if we have a mild winter and expectations don’t meet the actual demand we can see lower NYMEX natural gas prices.
It’s important to note that other weather related factors such as hurricanes can have an impact on not only the demand side but the production of the natural gas itself which will also impact the supply.
What is the Henry Hub?
What is the NYMEX Natural Gas Expiration Date?
All futures contracts can be active and traded for a very specific amount of time. Once a contract expires, it cannot be traded anymore. The last trading day for which a futures contract can be traded before it expires is known as its expiration date. The NYMEX settlement prices listed above are only considered final at the close of the expiration date.
When is the NYMEX Natural Gas Expiration Date?
Current NYMEX Natural Gas Expiration Dates
|Contract Month||NYMEX Natural Gas Settlement Date|
|February 2021||January 27th 2021|
|March 2021||February 24th 2021|
|April 2021||March 29th 2021|
|May 2021||April 28th 2021|
|June 2021||May 26th 2021|
|July 2021||June 28th 2021|
|August 2021||July 28th 2021|
|September 2021||August 27th 2021|
|October 2021||September 28th 2021|
|November 2021||October 27th 2021|
|December 2021||November 26th 2021|
|January 2022||December 29th 2021|
NYMEX Settlement Price FAQ
How many natural gas future contracts are traded daily?
The natural gas market is one of the most liquid futures markets in the world with over 400,000 contracts traded on a daily basis. The NYMEX natural gas market also can have over 1,400,000 million open positions at any given time.