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One month after a federal judge ruled that the Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) did not violate environmental law when it approved applications for oil and gas drilling in a sensitive area of northwest New Mexico, the state's two Democratic senators introduced a bill to withdraw the area from future lease sales.

In contrast to recent range-bound action, natural gas futures added close to a dime Tuesday as forecasters noted hotter medium-range weather trends that could keep current storage deficits from shrinking as quickly as previously thought. In the spot market, prices strengthened across the Midwest and Texas with hot weather on the way, while points in the West pulled back; the NGI National Spot Gas Average added 4 cents to $2.44/MMBtu.

June natural gas was set to open Wednesday near even at around $2.911/MMBtu following Tuesday’s strong rally as overnight weather models maintained recent hotter trends for the next two weeks, according to forecasters.

The Trump administration is focused on reaching a trade deal with Canada and Mexico over the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and wants Congress to ultimately approve any changes, according to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC (ACP) said Tuesday it would avoid construction work along 100 miles of the planned 600-mile route until the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) revises a key permit that was invalidated last week by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

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