August 2017, Vol. 244, No. 8


Natural Gas Trading Reported Second Highest in 9 Years

The amount of physical natural gas traded in the United States rose 5% in 2016 to the second-highest amount in nine years, according to a recent study by economic and financial consulting company Cornerstone Research. Meanwhile, the natural gas fixed-price volume potentially reported to price-index publishers decreased 6%. Among other findings from the Characteristics of U.S. Natural Gas Transactions study: Annual marketed production decreased by 1.6% in 2016, the first decrease since 2005. This was partly due to the decline in prices from an annual average of $2.62 in 2015 to $2.52 in 2016. Due to the Henry Hub spot price increase in the second half of 2016, the EIA expects this trend

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