Record July for Financial Natural Gas options (LN)

    • Record average daily screen volume of 26,107, +13 times YoY
    • 27% traded on screen, compared to 2% a year ago
    • Record 65,000 lots traded on screen on 18 July

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Henry Hub Natural Gas Volume

Month Volume Deliveries Open Interest
Venue Detail Trade Type Detail At Close Change
Globex Open Outcry PNT / ClearPort Total Volume Block Trades EFP EFR EFS TAS
OCT 16 87,627 0 6,164 93,791 6,164 0 0 0 1,060 0 24,558 -21,669
NOV 16 98,946 0 276 99,222 0 276 0 0 2,478 0 280,549 5,271
DEC 16 28,550 0 1,650 30,200 1,650 0 0 0 756 0 94,473 1,319
JAN 17 25,326 0 150 25,476 150 0 0 0 731 0 154,934 2,234
FEB 17 8,184 0 0 8,184 0 0 0 0 0 0 41,406 882
MAR 17 16,116 0 250 16,366 250 0 0 0 0 0 98,537 1,317
APR 17 17,520 0 0 17,520 0 0 0 0 0 0 91,446 -66
MAY 17 4,255 0 0 4,255 0 0 0 0 0 0 31,244 -173
JUN 17 2,136 0 0 2,136 0 0 0 0 0 0 29,928 679
JUL 17 1,652 0 0 1,652 0 0 0 0 0 0 19,508 447
AUG 17 957 0 0 957 0 0 0 0 0 0 16,673 11
SEP 17 1,776 0 0 1,776 0 0 0 0 0 0 19,270 477
OCT 17 6,079 0 0 6,079 0 0 0 0 0 0 43,118 -296
NOV 17 3,755 0 0 3,755 0 0 0 0 0 0 14,845 -688
DEC 17 1,935 0 0 1,935 0 0 0 0 0 0 20,653 -293
JAN 18 3,399 0 11 3,410 11 0 0 0 0 0 15,849 -535
FEB 18 1,588 0 11 1,599 11 0 0 0 0 0 4,614 -160
MAR 18 2,334 0 11 2,345 11 0 0 0 0 0 14,445 -10
APR 18 1,805 0 11 1,816 11 0 0 0 0 0 16,109 849
MAY 18 153 0 11 164 11 0 0 0 0 0 5,334 35
JUN 18 136 0 11 147 11 0 0 0 0 0 3,025 127
JUL 18 14 0 11 25 11 0 0 0 0 0 3,365 14
AUG 18 6 0 11 17 11 0 0 0 0 0 1,699 7
SEP 18 4 0 11 15 11 0 0 0 0 0 3,346 11
OCT 18 53 0 11 64 11 0 0 0 0 0 7,013 14
NOV 18 12 0 11 23 11 0 0 0 0 0 3,415 15
DEC 18 3 0 11 14 11 0 0 0 0 0 2,587 8
JAN 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,278 0
FEB 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 470 0
MAR 19 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 481 2
APR 19 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 557 2
MAY 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 337 0
JUN 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 302 0
JUL 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 344 0
AUG 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 415 0
SEP 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 292 0
OCT 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 289 0
NOV 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 318 0
DEC 19 12 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 321 11
JAN 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 394 0
FEB 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 194 0
MAR 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 140 0
APR 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 222 0
MAY 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 111 0
JUN 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 91 0
JUL 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 178 0
AUG 20 25 0 0 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 114 25
SEP 20 22 0 0 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 116 22
OCT 20 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 77 1
NOV 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 76 0
DEC 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 475 0
JAN 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 54 0
FEB 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 54 0
MAR 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 54 0
APR 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 54 0
MAY 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 55 0
JUN 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 54 0
JUL 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 54 0
AUG 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 54 0
SEP 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 54 0
OCT 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 54 0
NOV 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 54 0
DEC 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 55 0
JAN 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
FEB 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
MAR 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
APR 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
MAY 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
JUN 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
JUL 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
AUG 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
SEP 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
OCT 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
NOV 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
DEC 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
JAN 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
MAY 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
OCT 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
MAY 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Totals 314,385 0 8,622 323,007 8,346 276 0 0 5,025 0 1,070,227 -10,110

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About Natural Gas

Henry Hub Natural Gas (NG) Futures allow market participants significant hedging activity to manage risk in the highly volatile natural gas price, which is driven by weather-related demand. They also provide efficient transactions in and out of positions. Natural gas futures are:

  • The third-largest physical commodity futures contract in the world by volume
  • Widely used as a national benchmark price for natural gas, which continues to grow as a global and U.S. energy source
  • An independent, stand-alone commodity

Things to know about the contracts:

  • Natural gas futures prices are based on delivery at the Henry Hub in Louisiana.
  • Traded via open outcry, electronically on CME Globex and off-exchange for clearing only as an EFS, EFP or block trade through CME ClearPort.
  • Options types include American, calendar spread, European and daily.

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