Natural gas futures skidded from five-year intraday highs Monday as traders weighed forecasts for colder-than-average weather in the central and eastern U.S. against expectations that warmer spring weather is on its way. Natural gas for March delivery fell 12.5 cents, or 2%, to $6.010 a million British thermal units on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Natural-gas prices are up 42% this year, as continued frigid weather has fueled robust demand for indoor heating and eaten away at natural-gas stockpiles. About half of U.S. households use natural gas as their primary heating fuel. Prices are expected to be especially volatile leading up to the expiration of the March contract on Wednesday, as physical buyers try […]