Natural Gas Prices, Markets & Analysis

ICIS provides extensive coverage of the global natural gas markets, bringing you independent pricing information and in-depth analysis, along with commentary and news. Information, such as price assessments and indices, can be easily accessed on the ICIS Dashboard.

Our network of reporters in Europe, China, Singapore and the US delivers local insights for many hubs and markets, published across a wide range of gas reports. ICIS is an established source of essential pricing information, used by key players in the global markets. In particular, the NBP Heren Index and TTF Heren Index are key global benchmarks for the European natural gas markets.

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TTF Day-ahead Natural Gas Price Assessment

The Dutch TTF Day-ahead natural gas price is trading at lows not seen for a number of years

Natural Gas Market Overview

Updated to Q3 2016

European natural gas prices have come under considerable downward pressure in recent years, with the Dutch TTF Day-ahead contract assessed at €11.05/MWh in late August 2016. Having been worth more than €25.00/MWh in early 2014, the TTF price – which is a benchmark for the European market – has traded lower on improved global supply and lacklustre European demand. Weak oil prices have also contributed to this fall.

Much of the additional global supply comes from new production and exports from the US and Australia, which has allowed other exporters, such as Qatar, to send more natural gas to the NBP and TTF.

At the same time, traditional European suppliers in Norway and Russia continue to distribute their natural gas to the traded hubs in Europe.

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Southern French CCGTs switch off despite high power prices

...low profit margins. This has been driven by maintenance on some key natural gas transmission infrastructure which has inflated prices in the southern TRS... Wed, 28 Sep 2016

No reason why shale cannot lift UK economy - INEOS’ Ratcliffe

...No reason why shale cannot lift UK economy - INEOS’ Ratcliffe. Nigel Davis. GRANGEMOUTH, Scotland (ICIS)--There is no reason why shale gas cannot do to... Tue, 27 Sep 2016

INEOS’ Grangemouth cracker receives first US ethane shipment

...Labour Party vowed to ban fracking. The first Dragon Ship arrived from Marcus Hook in Pennsylvania, bringing the fracked gas to a newly built jetty and... Tue, 27 Sep 2016

Podcast: The rising trend of floating storage regasification units

...Demand for floating storage regasification units (FSRUs) is rising, despite a climate of low gas prices and relatively low demand. ICIS experts Ed Cox and... Mon, 26 Sep 2016

Ukrainian gas storage injections drop week on week

...Ukrainian gas storage injections drop week on week. Ekaterina Kravtsova. Despite stable natural gas supply from the EU, Ukraine’s storage injections dropped... Mon, 26 Sep 2016

AOC balancing reform trade boost sparks venue debate

AOC balancing reform trade boost sparks venue debate

With little more than a week to go until Spain implements sweeping balancing reforms, traders agreed the changes will increase liquidity at the Spanish wholesale gas market.

The deadline for Spain to comply with changes to European gas network code balancing reforms, designed to make the AOC more liquid and increase price transparency, is 1 October.

ICIS looks at where that liquidity will take root – on the developing brokered market or through newly-formed exchange MIBGAS.

Infographic - Britain’s Rough ride: How will the storage shutdown impact gas supply this winter?

Infographic - Britain’s Rough ride: How will the storage shutdown impact gas supply this winter?

Rough is Britain’s largest storage site, accounting for over 70% of total British storage capacity. But this winter, the British gas market will not be able to rely on Rough after Centrica Storage announced the near-full shutdown of the site until March or April 2017.

ICIS looks at how Britain will cope with record low stock levels during the winter months.

Market highlight: Spanish LNG imports plunge to new low in August

Market highlight: Spanish LNG imports plunge to new low in August

Spanish LNG imports in August fell to the lowest level since at least 2004 as pipeline gas imports increased, new figures from Spanish gas transmission system operator Enagas and Spanish state oil and gas stocks agency CORES showed.

ICIS examines the above factors in depth, and takes a look at how supply-side issues in Nigeria and Algeria contributed to the Spanish LNG crunch.