Natural Gas and Oil Forecast: Middle East Tensions Spike Prices, What’s Next?

Arslan Ali
Updated: Apr 19, 2024, 10:10 GMT+00:00

Key Points:

  • Israeli missile strike on Iran boosts oil prices by $3, raising supply disruption fears.
  • Natural gas prices see a mild increase to $1.9550, up by 0.67% amid market fluctuations.
  • WTI and Brent crude react to geopolitical tensions, with prices showing significant increases.

In this article:

Market Overview

Natural Gas Price Forecast

Natural Gas (NG) Price Chart
Natural Gas (NG) Price Chart

Today’s Natural Gas (NG) market shows a mild uptick, with prices rising to $1.9550, marking a 0.67% increase. This commodity is trading above its pivot point at $1.91, suggesting a potential for bullish momentum if sustained. Resistance levels are eyed at $1.99, $2.04, and $2.08, which could cap further advances. On the flip side, support is found at $1.85, with further supports at $1.78 and $1.72 that may provide a floor if declines intensify.

The technical indicators, including a 50-Day Exponential Moving Average (EMA) at $1.92 and a 200-Day EMA at $1.90, underscore the current trading zone just above key support levels. The outlook remains bullish above $1.91, but a drop below this critical juncture could trigger a sharp downward correction in the natural gas market.

WTI Oil Price Forecast

WTI Price Chart
WTI Price Chart

USOIL sees an uptick today, priced at $83.60, marking a 2.05% increase. The commodity is trading below its key pivot point at $84.70, which is critical for determining the day’s momentum. Resistance levels are set at $86.11, $87.63, and $89.21. A break above these could signal further bullish sentiment. Conversely, support levels are firm at $82.76, $81.00, and $79.41, with declines below these potentially intensifying bearish trends.

About the Author

Arslan, a webinar speaker and derivatives analyst, has an MBA in Finance and MPhil in Behavioral Finance. He guides financial analysis, trading, and cryptocurrency forecasting. Expert in trading psychology and sentiment.

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