Commentary  14477
December, 2013 Data:

The forecast for Natural Gas Prices is in the table at the top of this page.
Forecast-Chart.com is forecasting that Natural Gas Prices will be roughly $4.8
next January. The table shows a HDTFA of $2.1 which suggests that Natural
Gas Prices in January, 2015 could easily fall between $6.9 and $2.7. Links to
Forecasts for many other economic indicators may be found by clicking the
Economic Forecast link at the top of this page.

Average Natural Gas Prices
Last Month                                        4.2
Last Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3.7
Last 5 Years                                     3.8
Last 10 Years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.6
Last 20 Years                                   4.3

Natural Gas Prices: Highs & Lows
High (Last 12 Months)                      4.2   (December, 2013)
Low (Last 12 Months)                       3.3   (January, 2013)
High (Since November, 1993)         13.4   (October, 2005)
Low (Since November, 1993)           1.4   (July, 1995)

The Natural Gas Price for December, 2013 was $4.24. That's $0.62 higher than
the November, 2013 average price which was $3.62. It is $0.90 higher than the
December, 2012 price of $3.34.  The rise in Natural Gas Prices from November
to December indicates that the short term Natural Gas Price trend has been up.
If that trend continues, we should see a Gas price in January, 2014 that is close
to $4.9.

Over the last year Gas prices have averaged $3.73.  The average price over
the last 10 years was $5.61.  Lower Natural Gas Prices over the last 12 months
compared to the average prices over the last 10 years serve as an indicator
that the long term rate trend in the Natural Gas Price is down. Gas price
expectations should be adjusted accordingly.

Our historical research covers Natural Gas Price data back to November, 1993.
The average price of Gas during that period of history was $4.31. The highest
price was $13.42. The lowest Gas price was $1.44.  The high was attained in
October, of 2005. The low was achieved in July of 1995.

All Gas price figures are based on the average daily price per month.

This page provides a five year chart and a forecast for Natural Gas Prices. For
links to longer term charts, look at the links under the five year chart (above).
One link opens a ten year chart. Another opens our longest term graph on
Natural Gas Prices. Just one glance at our long term charts can provide
tremendous insight into the historical trends of the financial markets. The data
table above presents the history of Natural Gas Prices in numerical format.









































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Monthly Natural Gas Prices Index: Henry Hub, LA is plotted in gray. Source: Dow Jones & Company.
The forecast for the target month is shown in green. Other links related to this economic indicator are
below.
Natural Gas Prices Index: Henry Hub, LA - 5 Year History
Natural Gas Price Index: Henry Hub, LA Forecast
Target Month
Forecast
HDTFA
Forecast for Natural Gas Price Index: Henry
Hub, LA for the target month indicated.
Measurement is in Dollars Per Million BTU.
December 2015
$4.8
2.1
Updated Tuesday, January 21, 2014.
U.S. Natural Gas Price Forecast
$8
$10
$6
$4
$12
$14
$0
$2
US Natural Gas Price Forecast
Historical Natural Gas Prices
Year
Dollars
Year
Dollars
Year
Dollars
Year
Dollars
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1.9
1.7
2.8
2.5
2.1
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2.3
4.3
4.0
3.4
5.5
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
5.9
8.8
6.7
7.0
8.9
2009
2010
2011
2012
4.0
4.4
4.0
2.8
Average Natural Gas Prices are shown in this table: 1994 to present
U.S. Natural Gas Price Analysis & Forecast
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