Long-term Outlook for Natural Gas
The long-term view of natural gas that it will be an essential partner to the clean energy future because of its environmental qualities, reliability and economic impact and because of its vast abundance in the United States.
The U.S. Energy Information’s forecast to 2050 proves out this view. You can read EIA’s latest Annual Energy Outlook here.
Winter and Summer Outlooks for Natural Gas
For a more short-term forecast, NGSA works with outside experts to produce seasonal forecasts and assessments of the short-term prospects for natural gas over the upcoming winter heating season or summer cooling season.
NGSA’s forecasts rely on outside experts to analyze five factors: weather, economic growth, demand from residential, industrial, commercial, and electric power customers, storage and production to predict whether pressure on prices will be upward, downward or neutral.
Information from our latest Summer and Winter Outlook forecasts is available below.
Latest NGSA Winter Outlook for Natural Gas
- NGSA 2020-2021 Winter Outlook PowerPoint presentation
- Press Release: NGSA Winter Natural Gas Outlook:
Thriving Exports, Colder Winter and Slowing Production
to Place Upward Pressure on Natural Gas (Oct. 1, 2020)
- Source: Executive Summary, Winter Outlook Analysis by Energy Ventures Analysis, Inc.
- Background Information: Historical Winter Natural Gas Price Information and Third Party Forecasts
Latest NGSA Summer Outlook for Natural Gas
- NGSA 2019 Summer Outlook PowerPoint presentation
- Press Release: Exports and New Industrial Projects to Underpin Record-setting Summer Demand for Natural Gas, Says NGSA Forecast (May 30, 2019)
- Source: Full Summer Outlook report from Energy Ventures Analysis, Inc.
- NGSA 2019 Summer Outlook Executive Summary
Next NGSA Outlook — Coming May and October 2021
Visit our “Resources” pages for older NGSA Outlooks.