Natural gas 5 year charts of price and performance

Natural gas is mostly used for heating, in chemical industry, power generation and transportation.

This page is about the past 5 years of natural gas which is traded worldwide in the unit of mmBTU (1 mmBTU = 1.05587 GJ or 293.3 kWh) and in the currency of USD.

5 year chart of natural gas spot price*

5 year price chart of 1 mmBTU natural gas

(Prices are in US dollars)

You can find other natural gas charts from intraday up to 3 year here.

Natural gas future’s long term yield chart*

As you can see, natural gas has not really yielded nice profits in the past 5 years. Five year and three year return went in the positive domain (above the red line) for 1-2 years only, however, the negative trend seem to be over.

Annualized 3 and 5 years return of natural gas value in the past 5 years

What can you see on this chart?

You can calculate natural gas’ 1 month return from its price today and its price 30 days ago. You can also do the same calculation for yesterday and gas’ price 31 days ago etc. If you do this calculation for each days, you will get a curve of natural gas’ 1 month yield. The same applies to other yield periods from three months to five ears.

This chart shows each yield curve in the past 5 years. It helps you to highlight how stable profits were.

Natural gas future vs. inflation

As you can see, natural gas has almost always outperformed US CPI in the past 5 years.

Natural gas future value compared to US CPI / index in a 5 years chart

*charts have been created by using Chartoasis Sesame. If you feel like analyzing natural gas’ historical prices, you can do that for free at .