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
- Natural gas performance chart in the past five years
- Natural gas vs. US inflation in the past 5 years
5 year chart of natural gas spot price*
(Prices are in US dollars)
You can find other natural gas charts from intraday up to 3 years here.
Natural gas future’s long term yield chart*
People often say that long term investments carry less risk than short term ones.
Well, on the chart below you can see if that is true for yourself in the case of natural gas for 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
Changes of price in case of natural gas does not carry too much meaning unless we compare it to something else like Customer Price Index (CPI), or an other commodity like crude oil future.
So this chart shows natural gas’ relative change against the US customer price index in the past 5 years.
*charts are updated monthly, and they have been created by using Chartoasis Sesame. If you feel like analyzing natural gas’ historical prices, you can do that for free at www.chartoasis.com/sesame .