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Why Are Natural Gas Prices Falling?

Robert Scott
Why Are Natural Gas Prices Falling?

On June 19, natural gas July futures fell 1.7% and settled at $2.9 per MMBtu (million British thermal units). On the same day, Southwestern Energy (SWN), Cabot Oil & Gas (COG), and Chesapeake Energy (CHK) rose 0.2%, 1%, and 1.1%, respectively. These three stocks were the underperformers on our list of natural gas–weighted stocks. All of the natural gas–weighted stocks on our list rose despite the fall in natural gas prices.