When heat becomes a weapon of mass destruction

To say that energy markets have become more politicized in recent months would be an understatement. In a recent meeting, the G7 (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, UK, and the U.S.) proposed a cap on the price of Russian oil in response to that [...]

Natural gas back near 14-year highs on Europe heatwave

Intense heat across Europe is boosting demand for electricity, and drought-stricken areas are dealing with low water levels in rivers hindering barge deliveries of coal to power plants. Higher air-conditioning use is preventing a buildup of natural gas stocks ahead of winter, and storage [...]

Hurricane season starts this week

The North Atlantic hurricane season officially begins today, Jun. 1, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released its projection for the season. It echoes a previous forecast from researchers at Colorado State, calling for an above-average season for both the number [...]

Winter storms ignite more volatility in natural gas

A series of winter storms across the country brought a record-shattering blizzard for New England states and travel headaches across the Midwest with thousands of cancelled flights. As areas of low pressure collided with a cold arctic mass across the U.S. in January, much [...]

Shift in short-term corn market factors

Futures activity Sep-21 corn futures ended last week considerably lower, down more than $0.32 per bushel over the week. Dec-21 futures fell by 3.5 percent over the week to close at $5.24 per bushel. S&D and fundamental factors U.S. corn condition remains at national [...]

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