Inflation in commodities heating up

Two releases from the government this past week stoked fears of inflation rising faster than previously forecast, with both CPI and PPI numbers exceeding expectations. Seasonally adjusted, the Consumer Pricing Index (CPI) was up 0.8 percent in April and up 4.2 percent over the [...]

Brisk natural gas exports are muting stock build

With spring finally having arrived across most of the U.S., natural gas injections should be seeing impressive weekly builds to the national inventory. This is particularly true in the shoulder season (spring), when temperatures are mostly mild across much of the country, neither too [...]

Early spring helps natural gas stocks with second week of inventory gains

As temperatures begin to climb with early arrival of spring weather, EIA’s reported natural gas inventories registered their second, albeit modest, increase in as many weeks. National storage showed a 20 bcf build with the largest increase in the central-south region, bringing total stocks [...]

Soybean oil prices crash to finish the week

After reaching new highs at 57.47 cents per pound last Wednesday, trading the daily limit up, soybean oil crashed and ended the week on back-to-back limit-down days. The nearby May-21 contract closed at 52.48 cents per pound, the lowest since Mar. 4. Concerns over [...]

Will the natural gas bear emerge from hibernation?

March came in like a lamb, with warmer than normal temperatures finally breaking the arctic air mass that caused so much trouble in January and February from the Midwest all way to the Gulf Coast. The ERCOT (Electric Reliability Council of Texas) crisis caused [...]

Groundhog Day signals first blast of arctic air & spike in natural gas prices

The famous prediction this past week called for six more weeks of winter as the most significant snowstorm in nearly five years made its way across the country, dumping several feet of snow in some regions. Multiple fast-moving systems making their way across the [...]

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