Manage risk using highly liquid Henry Hub Natural Gas futures and options. Quickly get in and out of positions with the third largest physical commodity futures contract in the world by volume, or customize your trading strategies with American, calendar spread, European or daily options.

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Features and benefits

Deep, liquid market

400K contracts are traded daily, with 1.7M of open interest.

Capital efficiency

Control a large contract value with a small amount of capital. Used properly, it's a powerful way to increase capital efficiency.

Physical settlement

NYMEX NG futures are closely connected to the spot market.


Natural Gas TAS spreads (NGT) are now available on NYMEX in any spread combination for the first 12 consecutive monthly contracts.

Global benchmark

Natural Gas is in the top three of the world’s largest physical commodities futures contracts, with use growing in South America, Asia and Europe.

Nearly 24-hour electronic access

Get around-the-clock trading via the CME Globex, CME ClearPort venues and Trayport Joule Direct. 


Micro-sized natural gas, big possibilities

Explore Micro Henry Hub Natural Gas futures and options, the global benchmark size for transparent pricing and lower margins. Now live.

Explore this product in depth

Track forward-looking risk expectations on Natural Gas with the CME Group Volatility Index (CVOLTM), a robust measure of 30-day implied volatility derived from deeply liquid options on Henry Hub Natural Gas futures.

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Trade the markets all on one screen

Access the world's most liquid natural gas market on CME Direct, a one-stop trading platform for futures, options, and blocks.

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  2. Import the grid into CME Direct with the Import View in the main menu.

Key economic reports and factors that move markets

Released on Thursdays, these reports track natural gas supply levels stored.

These reports track health of the US economy and in turn, consumer demand for natural gas for energy.

Temperature and weather can impact major production sites, storage levels and demand.

Cheaper oil prices affect natural gas, which is positioned as a viable energy alternative to crude oil.

War, financial crises, elections and more can affect natural gas policy and the cost of natural gas.

View the latest insights on trends in the Energy market.


Take self-guided courses on Natural Gas futures and options products.

If you're new to futures, the courses below can help you quickly understand the Natural Gas market and start trading.

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