Natural Gas Prices, Markets & Analysis

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

Our network of gas reporters in Europe, China, Singapore and the US, delivers local insights for many hubs and markets, published across a wide range of natural gas reports. ICIS is an established source of essential natural gas 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 natural gas 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 natural gas suppliers in Norway and Russia continue to distribute their natural gas to the traded hubs in Europe.

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Italian gas imports from Europe spike as prompt prices plummet

...the excess gas being sent to Italy via Switzerland. Italian gas traders also said supply via Switzerland increased to make up for the fact less gas was... Fri, 23 Sep 2016

Easing capacity limit weighs on inflated French TRS gas prices

...Easing capacity limit weighs on inflated French TRS gas prices. Alex Thackrah. The premium of the French TRS Day-ahead gas contract over its PEG Nord counterpart... Thu, 22 Sep 2016

US Federal Reserve leaves rate at 0.25-0.50%

...In addition, a stronger dollar also pressures oil prices lower. US crackers rely predominantly on gas-based ethane and other natural gas liquids (NGLs),... Wed, 21 Sep 2016

INSIGHT: INEOS working hard to convince the UK of the benefits of shale

...the country’s shale gas and oil resources. The Switzerland-based chemicals producer has big plans for its gas business focused on shale and on gas production... Tue, 20 Sep 2016

Asian end-users ready to buy LNG at NBP-linked prices

...in east Asia is considering the purchase of short-term LNG supply indexed to the British NBP gas hub from next year, with others reporting similar offers,... Tue, 20 Sep 2016

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.

Market highlight: Gas demand surge leads to spike in Spanish pipeline imports

Market highlight: Gas demand surge leads to spike in Spanish pipeline imports

Spanish pipeline imports at the start of September reached their highest levels since January, as shippers raced to replace reduced LNG inflows. ICIS takes a look at what drove the surge in pipeline imports as well as the price increases at the AOC, a market which has historically relied heavily on LNG imports.

Market highlight: Forward gas trading to start on Ukrainian Bourse in 2017

Market highlight: Forward gas trading to start on Ukrainian Bourse in 2017

Trading of forward natural gas contracts in Ukraine may be launched in 2017 when a new network code is introduced, the CEO of the Ukrainian Gas Exchange Valentyn Kovbasyuk told ICIS.

ICIS takes a look at the importance of these new products in a market which is becoming increasingly liberalised, and which stands at a crucial point in the natural gas network, sandwiched between the EU and Russia.