In the end its all about the money.
Does any one here think, that the gas companies will settle for less profit, when they can settle for more?
I predict that greed will overcome and we will see higher gas prices in the near future.
The old Woolworths department store was asked how they can take a product that costs them 90 cents wholesale and sell it for 69 cents. They said "Well, we make it up on volume." Of course they are out of business now.
Unless the all in production cost of NG drops considerably, the price must go up. (Or there will be a substantial reduction in production. Drillers are not in business to lose money.)