Natural Gas closed higher on Thursday as it extended this week's rally. The high-range close sets the stage for a steady to higher opening on Friday. Stochastics and the RSI remain bullish signalling that sideways to higher prices are possible near-term. If it extends this week's rally, the 25% retracement level of the October-April decline crossing is the next upside target. Closes below the 10-day moving average crossing would temper the near-term friendly outlook.