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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Podcast: ICIS discusses the week’s energy news highlights

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Storage, LNG squeeze Britain's winter-summer gas price premium

...indicating there is market interest in speculating on how much gas will be in store at the end of the gas winter. Over the current month, the average... Fri, 30 Sep 2016

Nuclear uncertainty in France a long-term market issue - traders

...Nuclear uncertainty in France a long-term market issue - traders. Joachim Moxon. The French market needs to be prepared for longer nuclear maintenance periods... Fri, 30 Sep 2016

China’s August LNG imports rise on pipeline outage

...into China rose by nearly 60% year on year in August after outages at two major gas pipelines disrupted supply to the domestic market in the east and northern... Thu, 29 Sep 2016

Bulgarian Negru Voda gas capacity not available until 2017

...Bulgarian Negru Voda gas capacity not available until 2017. Irina Peltegova. Bulgaria’s natural gas transmission system operator Bulgartransgaz will hold... Thu, 29 Sep 2016

Market highlight - Interactive: Norwegian exports to lead change in winter gas flow patterns

Market highlight - Interactive: Norwegian exports to lead change in winter gas flow patterns

The start of winter often brings a change in European gas flow profiles as the market adjusts to rising weather-driven gas demand, as well as the end of the storage injection cycle and summer maintenance schedules.

ICIS looks at how some of the key European import and cross-border gas supply patterns are likely to change when the new gas winter begins on 1 October.

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.