Natural Gas


  • L. 2923.5
  • H. 2988.5
  • Ch. -35.5
  • Ch.% -1.20%
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  • Natural Gas is an energy commodity that is used in heating and powering homes. While it is a fossil fuel, it is one of the cleanest and most easily available – leading some to consider it a ‘bridge fuel’.

    Natural Gas has grown in usage in recent years, thanks to its reputation as a cleaner alternative to crude oil. It powers millions of cars around the world and contributes to a significant amount of US energy production.

    The price of Natural Gas tends to peak in the winter months, when it is higher demand due to the colder temperatures.

  • Margin From
    20.0 %
  • Trading Hours
    24 hours / day *
  • Min Trade Size
  • Long
  • Short
  • Min Stop Distance
    0.0 Points
  • Guaranteed Order Minimum
    0.1 Points
  • Spreads
  • Spreads From
    1.0 Points
  • Margins
  • 0 +
    20.0 %
  • Dealing
  • Spreads
    1.0 Points
  • Guaranteed Order Min Distance
    0.1 Points
  • Margins
  • 0 +
    20.0 %

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Last Updated: 5/21/2024 9:00:00 PM
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