Natural Gas closed higher due to short covering on Thursday as it consolidates some of this week's decline. The high-range close sets the stage for a steady to higher opening on Friday. Stochastics and the RSI are turning bearish hinting that sideways to lower prices are possible near-term. Closes below last Thursday's low crossing are needed to confirm that a short-term top has been posted. If it renews the rally off January's low, the reaction high crossing is the next upside target.