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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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

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

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.

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.