NATURAL GAS closed lower on Friday as it extends this week's trading range. The lowrange close sets the stage for a steady to lower opening on Monday. Stochastics and the RSI remain neutral to bullish signalling that sideways to higher prices are possible nearterm. If it extends the rally off last week's low, the reaction high crossing is the next upside target. Closes below the 20day moving average crossing would signal that a shortterm top has been posted.