The spot price for natural gas at Henry Hub was up 2.51% on Friday to $4.50/MMbtu.
The Nymex Henry Hub Future was up 13 cents to $4.70/MMbtu, a gain of 2.78%.
Natural gas front month futures gained 7% during the month of April.
The Baker Hughes rig count for the week shows the natural gas rotary rig count declined by 7 rigs to 878 active units. For the first time since 1995 the number of rigs engaged in oil activities outnumber natural gas rigs.