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This Month in Natural Gas Futures Market

This Month in Futures Markets reports will not be released on an ongoing basis effective January 2013. Information pertaining to the positions held by traders in futures markets is released on a weekly basis in the Commitments of Traders reports, which can be accessed at  http://www.cftc.gov/MarketReports/CommitmentsOfTraders/Index.htm. Submit comments on This Month in Futures Markets to marketreports@cftc.gov.

Long and Short Positions in NYMEX Henry Hub Natural Gas Futures by Trader Category (in thousands)

Long Position in Natural Gas by Trader Category More Data
  Most Recent Month Ago Year Ago
  11/6/2012 11/13/2012 11/20/2012 11/27/2012 10/30/2012 11/29/2011
Commercials 409.5 403.5 396.9 394.3 422.4 408.3
Non-commercials Total 687.8 670.7 679.6 694.5 684.0 485.6
Non-commercials 258.0 231.3 243.6 257.0 277.6 167.9
Non-commercials spread 429.8 439.4 436.0 437.5 406.4 317.7
Non-Reportables 78.7 76.5 80.0 76.0 77.5 61.2
Total 1175.9 1150.7 1156.5 1164.8 1183.8 955.1
Short Position in Natural Gas by Trader Category More Data
  Most Recent Month Ago Year Ago
  11/6/2012 11/13/2012 11/20/2012 11/27/2012 10/30/2012 11/29/2011
Commercials 389.8 363.0 352.9 339.8 414.6 254.0
Non-commercials Total 745.8 748.5 761.3 787.0 733.0 656.1
Non-commercials 316.0 309.1 325.3 349.5 326.6 338.4
Non-commercials spread 429.8 439.4 436.0 437.5 406.4 317.7
Non-Reportables 40.4 39.2 42.3 38.0 36.3 45.0
Total 1175.9 1150.7 1156.5 1164.8 1183.8 955.1

Commercials and Non-commercials Positions in Natural Gas Futures

Commercials open interest: Natural Gas futures
Non-commercials open interest: Natural Gas futures

Commercials and Non-commercials Share of Total Open Interest in Natural Gas Futures

Commercials share of open interest: Natural Gas futures
Non-commercials share of open interest: Natural Gas futures

Commercials and Non-commercials Net Positions (Long : +; Short:-; % of Open Interest across all maturities) in Natural Gas Futures

Commercials net share of open interest: Natural Gas futures
Non-commercials net share of open interest: Natural Gas futures

Gross Concentration Ratio: Largest Four and Eight Traders Share of Total Open Interest in Natural Gas Futures

Largest 4 traders share of open interest: Natural Gas futures
Largest 8 traders share of open interest: Natural Gas futures

This Month in Natural Gas Futures & Options Market

Long and Short Positions in NYMEX Henry Hub Natural Gas Futures & Options by Trader Category (in thousands)

Long Position in Natural Gas by Trader Category More Data
  Most Recent Month Ago Year Ago
  11/6/2012 11/13/2012 11/20/2012 11/27/2012 10/30/2012 11/29/2011
Commercials 415.9 410.3 403.8 399.4 429.2 414.4
Non-commercials Total 714.7 701.4 715.1 720.2 710.5 502.8
Non-commercials 265.2 238.5 247.3 259.5 285.1 170.0
Non-commercials spread 449.6 462.8 467.8 460.7 425.4 332.8
Non-Reportables 84.4 82.5 86.0 79.7 83.1 64.3
Total 1215.0 1194.1 1204.9 1199.2 1222.8 981.6
Short Position in Natural Gas by Trader Category More Data
  Most Recent Month Ago Year Ago
  11/6/2012 11/13/2012 11/20/2012 11/27/2012 10/30/2012 11/29/2011
Commercials 395.4 369.2 359.9 344.1 420.7 260.9
Non-commercials Total 776.6 782.1 798.4 815.6 762.9 673.7
Non-commercials 327.1 319.3 330.6 354.9 337.5 340.9
Non-commercials spread 449.6 462.8 467.8 460.7 425.4 332.8
Non-Reportables 43.0 42.8 46.6 39.5 39.2 47.0
Total 1215.0 1194.1 1204.9 1199.2 1222.8 981.6

Commercials and Non-commercials Positions in Natural Gas Futures & Options

Commercials open interest: Natural Gas futures and options
Non-commercials open interest: Natural Gas futures and options

Commercials and Non-commercials Share of Total Open Interest in Natural Gas Futures & Options

Commercials share of open interest: Natural Gas futures and options
Noncommercials share of open interest: Natural Gas futures and options

Commercials and Non-commercials Net Positions (Long : +; Short:-; % of Open Interest across all maturities) in Natural Gas Futures & Options

Commercials net share of open interest: Natural Gas futures and options
Non-commercials net share of open interest: Natural Gas futures and options

Gross Concentration Ratio: Largest Four and Eight Traders Share of Total Open Interest in Natural Gas Futures & Options

Largest 4 traders share of open interest: Natural Gas futures and options
Largest 8 traders share of interest: Natural Gas futures and options