Natural Gas

Global markets converge after a decade apart

BLU PUTNAM, CHIEF ECONOMIST, CME GROUP & TINA MARIE REINE, MBA, CONSULTANT
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Natural gas prices around the world, from North America to Europe to Asia, are coming together after years of drifting apart. Before the natural gas production boom in the United States in 2007, prices in top consuming regions of the world were loosely connected. There was plenty of price-spread risk, even though the secular patterns were clearly linked. However, from 2008 to 2015, regional natural gas prices became delinked and danced to the tune of their own drummer. The reasons for this were...

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