The ICIS Weekly Atlantic Basin Feedstocks report covers Europe and the US. There are numerous price assessments, including crude, naphtha, gasoline, ethane, propane, butane, LPG, NGL, VGO, fuel oil and cracked fuel and these are gathered by our locally based reporters. Commentary gives news and analysis on price movements, refinery news, demand patterns and any other economic or political news impacting the market at the time. This reliable tool can be used to help you make business decisions.
Feedstocks Overview Transcript
The weekly Atlantic Basin feedstock report provides all the latest market commentary and spot prices for a range of refined products from the US and European perspective.
The European section deals with a range of refined products from light distillates through to heavy distillates. This includes Naphtha, gasoil barges, gasoil cargoes, fuel oil, liquefied petroleum gas, and vacuum gas oil (VGA).
For each of these markets, I speak to a wide range of contacts including producers, buyers, and brokers. Drawing on this broad base of knowledge enables ICIS to make comprehensive commentary on market events and also form an accurate and balanced view of any activity in the market-- tends which might be occurring. Sometimes contacts might be able to predict where they might thing the market might head.
For all the latest thoughts and opinions on the market and the most recent prices, the feedstocks report will be of benefit to you.
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Feedstocks: Market overview
Updated to Q1 2016
US ethane prices will continue to be highly sensitive to the vagaries of natural gas futures market, as long as rejection remains at the current high levels. Analysts estimate ethane rejection is 650,000 bbl/day, while production is around 1m bbl/day. Additionally, there is a heavy turnaround season scheduled for ethylene plants, which means ethane demand will be more exposed to volatile natural gas futures. US propane and butane prices will be pressured by the weak crude oil environment, even as exports reach record levels. However, weakness in China may limit exports going forward. Naphtha will be the fastest growing refined oil product with an average growth of 1.3% per year between 2014 and 2040, rising from 6.1m bbl/d to 8.7m bbl/d, the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries said in its World Oil Outlook 2015.
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