We have an interesting pattern this year. The oceans are not pumping up heat to the north with ocean currents, but all the tropical air plumes are going straight to the North Pole.
As such, we are going to have a minimum in ice volume. However, all this energy at the pole will come down on us, and give us an early winter. blah. What goes up must come down.
ps. the prospect of cold may be 'spiking' natgas, but it's a long way to earthquake levels.
At the peak of Oct 2019 we had a lot of earthquakes in Oklahoma. Now there is nothing. We need horrendous cold to get it up again.