Natural gas is found in deep underground rock formations or associated with other hydrocarbon reservoirs in coal beds and as methane clathrates. Natural gas is simply referred to as gas, especially when compared to other energy sources like electricity.
Natural gas is used mainly in the industrial, commercial, transportation, and household sectors. The power and fertilizer sectors are the largest consumers of natural gas.
Domestic consumption growth has been satisfied through liquified natural gas (LNG) imports whose share in the country’s natural gas consumption is approx. 50 per cent. Thus, the Natural Gas in India has strong linkages to the Global Natural Gas prices.
Price affecting factors
- Natural Gas inventory data
- Weather conditions
- Crude oil price trend
- Demand scenario
NSE Natural Gas Specifications
|LOT SIZE||1250 mmBtu|
|TICK SIZE / QUOTATION||₹ 0.10 (10 Paise)/ ₹ per mmBtu|
|CONTRACT CYCLE||Monthly contracts|
Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 11:30 / 11:55 pm*
* Based on US daylight saving time period
|DUE DATE RATE(DDR) / FINAL SETTLEMENT PRICE (FSP)||
Due date rate (FSP) shall be the settlement price, in Indian rupees, of the New York Mercantile Exchange’s (NYMEX)# Natural Gas (NG) front month contract on the last trading day of the NSE Natural Gas contract. The last available RBI USDINR reference rate will be used for the conversion. The price so arrived will be rounded off to the nearest tick.
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