No they can not do much about the price of nat gas except what they are doing which is to make sure that their production costs are lower than the selling price allowing them to be profitable until prices go up. Lots of positives for nat gas in the future - lots of chemical compannies relocating to North America, Obama's push for green will mean nat gas instead of coal, transportation fuel for large fleets plus LNG exports. It is the fuel of choice. What they are doing is lowering production costs and riding out the low prices till they improve. JMO  And profitable will also IMO mean no cut to the dividend.