NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Natural gas prices to date have increased nearly 3% and are expected to double over the next few years as U.S. producers gain access to international markets and excess supplies begin to shrink.A chief energy economist said a turnaround in natural gas prices is imminent, following the International Energy Association's (IEA) bullish outlook and warm weather forecasts. The IEA forecasts that by 2015, natural gas prices will increase to an average $9 a million Btu in Europe, $5.60 a million Btu in U.S. and $11.50 a million Btu in Japan.
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