The December 2018 NYMEX natural gas futures contract traded in a 21.9 cent range on Monday and ended the day with a gain. The contract opened at $3.745/dth and traded between $3.735 and $3.954. It ended the day 6.9 cents higher and settled at $3.788, the highest prompt month settle since December 2016. Colder than normal temperature forecasts during the 10 day range supported recent gains. The December crude oil contract ended the day at $59.93, down 26 cents/barrel. Temperatures are expected to warm up across the eastern half of the country during the 11-15 day outlook.
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