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Joe Silha

Brutal cold widens U.S. natural gas 'widowmaker' spread

Dec 13 2013

NEW YORK, Dec 13 Freezing cold across the nation and falling U.S. natural gas stockpiles has opened up a key spread trading opportunity famous for its potential rewards - and risks.

Hedge funds hope losing shorts on U.S. natural gas will pay off

Jun 25 2013

NEW YORK This year's early rally in U.S. natural gas prices dealt heavy losses to hedge funds that stubbornly maintained short positions in the face of brutally cold weather, and the price slide of the past two months has not yet erased losses that prompted some investors to flee the funds, industry sources say.

U.S. natgas futures volume spikes after bearish stocks data

Jun 06 2013

NEW YORK, June 6 After tapering to a 2013 low on Tuesday, trading in natural gas futures on the New York Mercantile Exchange picked up sharply on Thursday after a government report showed a weekly inventory build well above market expectations.

U.S. natgas futures volume slips to lowest this year

Jun 05 2013

NEW YORK, June 5 Trading in natural gas futures on the New York Mercantile Exchange has tapered off sharply over the last few days, slipping Tuesday to its lowest so far this year as investors struggle with uncertainty about the market's next move.

Exclusive: Hedge funds down, not out in tricky U.S. natural gas market

Dec 14 2012

David Coolidge may still be the king of U.S. natural gas hedge fund managers but his $2 billion Velite Capital has made less than half of last year's money while one of his biggest rivals is headed for a loss in an unusually tricky year for traders.

U.S. natgas futures near flat, cold temps lend support

Nov 05 2012

NEW YORK U.S. natural gas futures were trading nearly flat on Monday, with prices underpinned by chilly Northeast and Midwest weather this week that should boost demand for heating despite ongoing concerns about record-high supplies.

Natgas futures end down 4 percent, forecasts turn milder

Nov 02 2012

NEW YORK U.S. natural gas futures ended lower on Friday as widespread power outages from Hurricane Sandy slowed demand and weather forecasts for late next week turned milder despite the outlook for some near-term cold that should stir more heating load.

Most U.S. natgas futures end higher, storage hits record

Nov 01 2012

NEW YORK Most U.S. natural gas futures ended slightly higher on Thursday, with the front contract propped up by colder weather forecasts for the next two weeks despite bearish concerns about a government report showing inventories hit record highs.

U.S. natural gas inventories notch record high: EIA

Nov 01 2012

NEW YORK U.S. natural gas inventories climbed last week to an all-time high, the fourth straight year a record high has been hit at this point in the season, according to data released Thursday by the Energy Information Administration.

U.S. natural gas inventories notch record high-EIA

Nov 01 2012

NEW YORK, Nov 1 U.S. natural gas inventories climbed last week to an all-time high, the fourth straight year a record high has been hit at this point in the season, according to data released Thursday by the Energy Information Administration.

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