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
SEP 16 105,591 0 2,417 108,008 2,417 0 0 0 1,141 0 23,443 -13,548
OCT 16 130,034 0 4,085 134,119 465 3,620 0 0 2,335 0 238,766 -5,315
NOV 16 30,821 0 786 31,607 786 0 0 0 701 0 188,143 1,531
DEC 16 19,055 0 676 19,731 676 0 0 0 345 0 78,160 -95
JAN 17 24,719 0 255 24,974 255 0 0 0 0 0 127,142 -2,111
FEB 17 7,977 0 46 8,023 46 0 0 0 0 0 33,988 -546
MAR 17 14,036 0 125 14,161 125 0 0 0 0 0 89,114 -559
APR 17 11,742 0 100 11,842 100 0 0 0 0 0 66,592 1,511
MAY 17 5,269 0 0 5,269 0 0 0 0 0 0 23,861 372
JUN 17 3,726 0 0 3,726 0 0 0 0 0 0 24,052 862
JUL 17 2,950 0 0 2,950 0 0 0 0 0 0 15,481 83
AUG 17 1,454 0 0 1,454 0 0 0 0 0 0 14,453 366
SEP 17 1,467 0 0 1,467 0 0 0 0 0 0 16,223 315
OCT 17 3,910 0 0 3,910 0 0 0 0 0 0 28,518 954
NOV 17 1,877 0 0 1,877 0 0 0 0 0 0 13,093 484
DEC 17 1,109 0 0 1,109 0 0 0 0 0 0 16,060 -65
JAN 18 1,794 0 0 1,794 0 0 0 0 0 0 13,814 -127
FEB 18 599 0 0 599 0 0 0 0 0 0 3,637 123
MAR 18 789 0 250 1,039 250 0 0 0 0 0 9,133 59
APR 18 265 0 250 515 250 0 0 0 0 0 10,141 383
MAY 18 25 0 0 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,586 2
JUN 18 55 0 0 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,744 2
JUL 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,501 0
AUG 18 9 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,478 0
SEP 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 885 0
OCT 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2,060 0
NOV 18 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,706 1
DEC 18 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2,356 1
JAN 19 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 794 1
FEB 19 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 475 1
MAR 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 356 0
APR 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 421 0
MAY 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 296 0
JUN 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 277 0
JUL 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 320 0
AUG 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 390 0
SEP 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 267 0
OCT 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 263 0
NOV 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 266 0
DEC 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 268 0
JAN 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 375 0
FEB 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 182 0
MAR 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 128 0
APR 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 198 0
MAY 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 84 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 0 155 0
AUG 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 89 0
SEP 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 94 0
OCT 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 76 0
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 0 474 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 369,277 0 8,990 378,267 5,370 3,620 0 0 4,522 0 1,054,237 -15,315

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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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