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El gráfico muestra los futuros del gas natural de EUA y compara la producción estadounidense con la rusa de 1985 a 2020.


Los precios del gas natural de EUA alcanzan un máximo en 14 años

By Ninian Carter

April 19, 2022 - Los precios del gas de EUA se elevaron a un máximo en 14 años, cuando los proveedores luchan por satisfacer un repunte postpandemia en el consumo, exacerbado por la guerra de Rusia en Ucrania.

Over the Easter long weekend, the cost of U.S. natural gas surged, with natural gas futures fleetingly breaking above $8 for the first time since 2008.

The rally is the result of a global fuel crunch as suppliers struggle to meet a post-pandemic surge in consumption, worsened by Russia’s war in Ukraine.

The U.S. is exporting as much liquefied natural gas as possible to help Europe reduce its reliance on Russian energy supplies – a design intended to apply financial pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin, and in so doing encourage him to end his war in Ukraine.

It is hoped that milder weather could bring prices back down to $3-4, although unusually cold weather forecast for parts of the northern United States in the last week of April, may do the opposite in the short term.

Stockpiles of natural gas are currently 18% lower than usual for this time of year.

PUBLISHED: 19/04/2022; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images