On Monday the August 2018 NYMEX natural gas futures contract traded in a 4.3 cent range between $2.735 and $2.778. It ended the day $0.007 higher and settled at $2.759/dth. The August crude oil contract lost $2.95/barrel and settled at $68.06. Forecasts for the western half of the US are expected to remain warmer than normal through the 2 week range. Cooler temperatures are forecast for the Midwest and eastern states during the 11-15 day outlook.
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