Natural gas is a fossil
fuel like oil and coal. Natural gas produces almost a quarter of the energy consumed in the United States. Natural gas is
used to provide energy for homes, commercial buildings and utility plants. Since, the U.S. produces a lot of the natural gas
it consumes, and imports most of the remainder from Canada, the supply of natural gas is largely insulated from geopolitical
Natural gas is a popular fuel choice because it burns cleaner, hotter, and brighter
than other fossil fuels like coal and oil. Natural gas is also safe and reliable. Because natural gas pipes are buried safely
underground you aren’t likely to: lose service during stormy weather, run out of fuel, or have to arrange for deliveries.
Whether you are a speculator or a hedger this section on the natural gas market contains a wealth of valuable
information. You can read about the history of the natural gas market, the fundamentals that make it move,
and the futures and options specifications. You can also view quotes, charts, current margin requirements, and news that is
affecting the natural gas market. However, if you are new to the commodities markets you should consult with a licensed
broker before starting to trade.