Crude oil Prices, markets & analysis
The ICIS World Crude Report (formerly London Oil Report) is one of the oldest crude oil pricing publications of its kind, providing market players with independent prices and news for over 25 years.
The report’s robust data sets are trusted within the industry and used by key players in the markets who employ the price assessments and indices in their contracts and deals.
The World Crude Report gives readers reliable information daily in one concise report.
Use ICIS information to:
- Access the latest price assessments to use in contracts and deals
- Master the key price drivers and fluctuations
- Develop internal analytical models
- Cross-check if your deals are in consensus with the market
Crude Global Transcript
I’m Tony Dilllon, I head up the ICIS world crude reporting team.
From our offices in Singapore, London and Houston we provide round the world coverage on the oil markets.
We monitor the futures exchanges of the Nymex, ICE futures and the Dubai mercantile and track price movements during the day.
We give commentary on what drives these prices whether it be global economic data from the power house US and Chinese economies, the strength of the US Dollar in the currency markets, supply and demand data like the weekly US stock data and any other various geo-political factors which could change the price of the oil during the day.
We also monitor the physical markets in the main regions of the world, the Asia Pacific, Arab Gulf, North Sea, CIS, Mediterranean, West Africa, the Americas.
We talk to our extensive list of contacts throughout the industry every day, finding out who is buying, who is selling, what the latest prices are, deals done, the bids, the offers, and then asses the major traded grades in each region every day.
As well as this, we provide other data that traders find essential, the supply programs, the disruptions to supply, official prices, all sorts of things that make our report necessary for every trader.
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Updated to Q4 2014
Crude prices have fallen steadily through the fourth quarter 2014 to hit the lowest levels since July 2009, with Brent dropping below $64/bbl and the NYMEX falling to just above $60/bbl in December.
Prices have tumbled on concerns over falling global demand, with both the US and Chinese powerhouse economies still showing mixed signals to the markets.
Meanwhile, ample supplies have added further downward pressure. Despite the ongoing turmoil in the country, Libyan production was back above 800,000 bbl/day in early December. However, the National Oil Corp has failed to hit its target of 1m bbl/day with the large Es Sharara field still shut down following damage to a pipeline.
Following an agreement between Kurdistan and the Iraqi government in Baghdad over the marketing rights to Kirkuk crude from the Turkish export terminal of Ceyhan, oil is now flowing steadily for the first time since March, when the pipeline was closed due to sabotage.
Nigerian crude, once the staple diet of refiners on the US Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, has seen little movement in that direction with refiners awash with increased domestic production.
The late November OPEC meeting had been expected to announce a cut in production in an effort to support prices, but this was basically vetoed by Saudi Arabia. It has been widely suggested that the largest OPEC member is prepared to let prices tumble in order to protect its market share and put pressure on the economics of US shale production.
The ICIS World Crude Report delivers in-depth information on the global oil trade, giving subscribers insight to a wide range of crude grades across the global markets.
ICIS World Crude Report provides:
- Expert pricing and market information for 7 global regions: Asia-Pacific, Arab Gulf, North Sea, CIS, Mediterranean, West Africa and the Americas
- The latest price assessments for a selection of crudes in each region, including Brent and WTI
- Analytical graphs and charts, enabling easy comparison between key grades of crude
- Market commentary, solely focused on trading and issues affecting prices
ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Crude oil. Our extensive experience in price reporting means we can offer you access to historical data dating back more than 20 years for certain commodities.
Our time series of pricing data enable you to build and model trends, to get a view of where markets might be heading. The data service includes charting functionality, allowing you to chart and download multiple data series for manipulation in your own internal models. You can also export data to Excel via the ICIS dashboard service.
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ICIS price assessments are based on information gathered from a wide cross-section of the market, comprising consumers, producers, traders and distributors from more than 250 reporters world-wide. Confirmed deals, verified by both buyer and seller, provide the foundation of our price assessments.
Our in-depth market knowledge drives our specialist focus, as we recognise the importance of individual market dynamics and not a one-size-fits-all approach.
Over 25 years of reporting on key chemicals markets, including Crude oil, has brought global recognition of our methodology as being unbiased, authoritative and rigorous in preserving our editorial integrity. Our global network of reporters in Houston, London, Singapore, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Mumbai, Perth and Moscow ensures unrivalled coverage of established and emerging markets.