Natural gas prices rise to highest since February

NEW YORK (AP) — The price of U.S. natural gas jumped to the highest level since February as companies shut down production across the country.

Natural gas futures rose 2.2 cents to $2.487 per 1,000 cubic feet on Thursday, extending a recent surge. The price has soared 30.4 percent since hitting a 10-year low on April 19.

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