Rising natural gas prices lift NGL, especially ethane, to levels not seen since late 2014.
Natural gas resurgence buoys NGL prices as ethane rides 34% rally in recent weeks.
Best NGL “barrel” price in 17 months at Mont Belvieu is driven by rallies in ethane, isobutane and pentanes-plus.
Price of the hypothetical NGL barrel nears a high for the year, but export challenges and a surplus of supply raise doubts over whether it can be sustained.
Shale boom has knocked around a key measure of NGL price predictability.
All NGL prices rise for week; analysts point to promise for future of ethane.
NGL prices continue to grind through summer, with storage, upcoming winter blends providing hope.
Shale-induced market changes makeup of NGL ties to crude oil, natural gas price movements.
Despite infrastructure momentum, a significant ramp-up in NGL prices remains about three years away, East Daley analysts say.
Pentane-plus enjoys a bounce and ethane price gap narrows, but in general, NGL in summer funk.
Ethane, propane prices falter as poor economics hamper exports to Asia.
Ethane prices bounce back, although the expected first export cargo from the Gulf Coast is delayed.