What are Natural Gas Futures?

Natural Gas futures are useful financial instruments used by producers and marketers to manage the risk of price fluctuations in the natural gas market.

A natural gas future is a standardized contract that is traded on an exchange between two parties. The buyer of the contract agrees to accept delivery of a specified quantity of natural gas at a predetermined price at a future specified date. The seller agrees to supply such a quantity as per the contract.

Natural gas has the second-highest volume of futures contracts based on a physical commodity, and these futures are famously volatile. 

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