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About Natural Gas Futures

Natural Gas futures are valuable financial instruments used by producers and marketers to manage the risk of price fluctuations in the natural gas market.

A natural gas future is a standardized contract that is traded on an exchange between two parties. The buyer of the contract agrees to accept delivery of a specified quantity of natural gas at a predetermined price at a future specified date. The seller agrees to supply such a quantity as per the contract. Natural gas has the second-highest volume of futures contracts based on a physical commodity, and these futures are famously volatile.

Contract Unit 10,000 million British thermal units (mmBtu).
Price Quotation U.S. dollars and cents per mmBtu.
  Trading Hours CME Globex: Sunday – Friday 6:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Chicago Time/CT) with a 60-minute break each day beginning at 5:00 p.m. (4:00 p.m. CT)
CME ClearPort: Sunday – Friday 6:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Chicago Time/CT) with a 60-minute break each day beginning at 5:00 p.m. (4:00 p.m. CT)
  Minimum Price Fluctuation   CME ClearPort:   $0.001 per MMBtu
CME Globex: $0.001 per MMBtu Inter-commodity spreads on Globex may also occur in multiples of $0.00025 per MMBtu
     Product Code CME Globex: NG CME ClearPort: NG Clearing: NG TAS: NGT
  Settlement Method   Deliverable
 

How to Trade Natural Gas Futures:

You can trade futures by opening a trading account with a trusted broker who handles futures trading. Starsupply Commodity Brokers, CME Globex, CME Clear Port and Etrade are some well-known online platforms for trading futures. Most brokerages will charge the National Futures Association fees, which is roughly around $0.02 per side, along with a commission (which can range from $0.025 to $3 and more, per contract per side). You will also have to pay an exchange fee, which will vary depending on the exchange and the specific contract you are trading. Be sure to look at the fine print and add up all the fees for your cost.