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Here's Why Analysts Are Bullish on Gas Despite New Year Jitters

  • Rally from 2016 cut short on a warmer forecast for January
  • Some analysts see bullish case on Mexico pipelines, LNG export
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Natural gas prices may have faltered in the first trading day of the year, but some analysts are still bullish on the outlook for 2017.

With demand for the power-plant fuel surpassing coal for the first time in the U.S. and exports soaring, a years-long glut from shale formations has finally been erased. Now, all natural gas needs is a good, cold winter.