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Gas Volatility Continues

February 21, 2022

Annualized Natural Gas Volatility Graph

Natural gas price volatility is near record levels and the trend isn’t showing signs of dissipating. This chart shows volatility for the CME NYMEX Henry Hub benchmark starting January 1, 2022. Although the numbers are high, it has been higher. Volatility averaged 242 percent during the winter of 1995-96. EIA lists a number of factors that contribute to volatility.

  • Weather
  • Production/Imports
  • Storage
  • Delivery Constraints
  • Market Information

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