Feedstocks Prices, markets & analysis
ICIS price reporting for regional Feedstocks markets is unparalleled in its ability to keep you on top of the information you need.
That means you can track fluctuations and developments as they happen and gain a clear understanding of the factors driving prices.
Use ICIS information to:
- Inform your internal data models
- Substantiate your position in negotiations
- Set terms for settlements and contracts
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.
Feedstocks news and market information products from ICIS
We offer the following regional Feedstocks coverage to keep you informed of factors and developments affecting prices in the Europe & US Feedstocks marketplace.
Price Reporting – More information about the price reports we publish on Feedstocks
Independent price assessments and market coverage
Price History – More information about the historical price data we publish on Gas
Track historical price data
Related products – You might also be interested in the information we publish on these related products
You may also find useful
News & analysis
News & Analysis - News & market analysis specifically relating to Feedstocks
Breaking news of latest developments affecting the markets.
Insight and analysis of factors driving prices.
Updated to Q3 2014
Demand for vacuum gasoil (VGO) – used to make many distillates and base oils – from the key US export market was volatile, with premiums fluctuating accordingly.
Europe continued to be short on diesel and gasoil, and reliant on US and Russian imports.
Refining margins improved in the third quarter because of a fall in ICE Brent crude oil futures and tighter gasoline supply due to unexpected tightness in gasoline.
European naphtha supply rose during the third quarter, partly due to lower exports to Asia and lack of demand from the US gasoline sector.
Meanwhile, northwest European gasoline markets had an unremarkable summer season.
Gasoline demand from within Europe failed to pick up during summer.
Buying appetite for European gasoline from West Africa was also mediocre, while demand from the US was poor.
Demand for blending components such as naphtha has fallen because of the lacklustre gasoline demand from the US and West Africa.
US ethane spot prices at the Mont Belvieu hub in Texas remain depressed as a result of ongoing cracker outages and record production.
US propane prices at the Mont Belvieu hub in Texas hit an 11-week high during the quarter, as the looming winter sparked supply concerns in an already skittish market. However, the price came down over the next few weeks, as production began to outpace demand.
US normal butane and iso-butane spot prices at the Mont Belvieu hub in Texas mostly followed the weakening gasoline market. There was some run-up in prices in September as result of a heavy refinery turnaround season, but prices have stabilised since.
US VGO spot prices saw a dramatic rise and fall in Q3 as a volatile energy market caused big shifts in fuel prices.
Updated to Q3 2014
ICIS provides pricing information, news and analysis for all major petrochemical and chemical markets, including Feedstocks.
We offer unbiased and independent price reporting, with our price assessments being widely quoted as benchmarks in contracts.
Our information is collected from market participants by our global network of reporters, delivering unrivalled coverage of established and emerging markets, including China and Asia.
ICIS price assessments are based on information gathered from a wide cross section of the market, comprising consumers, producers, traders and distributors. Confirmed deals, verified by both buyer and seller, provide the foundation of our price assessments, giving you a robust reference for your negotiations.
ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Feedstocks. 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.
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 Feedstocks, 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.