Gas Prices, markets & analysis
ICIS offers a wide range of short-to-long term information solutions for the fast-emerging gas markets in China .
Use ICIS information to:
- Follow price fluctuations and drivers
- Monitor supply/demand dynamics
- Make more informed sales and investment strategies
- Negotiate contracts using a direct price reference
Gas China Transcript
China Gas Markets is a weekly English-language report, which is a must-have for companies active within the Chinese domestic market but also companies trading in gas globally.
Chinese demand for other commodities like steel oil, coal, has already radically altered global trade and global pricing. As the gas market is already globalised and is projected to grow extremely strongly over the near- to mid-term you can expect that the same is going to happen to gas.
What China Gas Markets does is ensure that the global gas trader isn’t taken by surprise by any developments on this market.
What it does is actually give the international audience detail on both the domestic supply-demand picture, domestic pricing of gas and LNG both on the traded market but also the all-important government regulated pricing. And it keeps you up to date with market intelligence from this area.
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We offer the following regional Gas coverage to keep you informed of factors and developments affecting prices in the China Gas marketplace.
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News & Analysis - News & market analysis specifically relating to Gas
Breaking news of latest developments affecting the markets.
Insight and analysis of factors driving prices.
The supply and demand of natural gas in China is fairly balanced in Q3. According to statistics from China’s General Administration of custom, China imported 4.6m tonnes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and 5.8m tonnes pipeline gas from July to September.
In private enterprise, Jovo received its first import LNG cargo from PETRONAS in September, and plans to receive another one in the first half of November. In the meantime, CNOOC’s Zhuhai Jinwan LNG terminal received its first commissioning cargo in October.
Domestic LNG market was flat. The average operation rate of domestic LNG plants was 60% between mid-Aug and mid-November. During this period, demand for LNG was low because of Chinese’s National holiday in October. However, many domestic LNG raised their wholesale prices because of the expectation of a winter supply shortage.
ICIS C1’s delivered assessments for LNG by truck price in coastal China rose by yuan (CNY) 308/tonne to CNY5,898/tonne between mid-August and mid-November.
Updated to mid-November 2013
Reliable pricing information
The China Gas Markets report is published weekly and focuses on the country’s spot market. The report covers supply and demand in the main Chinese market, alongside price assessments for LNG. These price ranges can move week by week, as regional market conditions dictate.
We cover LNG, pipeline gas, data on producers’ operating rates and even Chinese government policy, which can potentially affect both the upstream and downstream movements of the market.
ICIS China talks regularly with producers, traders, buyers and third parties. The report is an essential guide to the Chinese gas market, helping subscribers make informed buying and selling decisions.
In-depth information on Chinese natural gas
The China Natural Gas Annual Report offers data and analysis for the Chinese gas market, with supply and demand information and forecasts for up until 2018. The report also takes a look at recent developments and hot topics in the country, such as national and local government policies, growing downstream demand and new investment opportunities.
Detailed analysis of Chinese liquefied natural gas (LNG)
ICIS China Gas Supply and Demand Research provides in-depth analysis for China’s natural gas market, including a five-year forecast for the supply and demand trends of China’s major gas-consuming cities.
Key topics of this study include:
- Data on gas sources and supply volumes of city gas networks in the regional markets
- Downstream consumption structures and forecasting of future growth
- Case studies on leading downstream players, including industrial manufacturers, chemical producers and power plants
- Coverage of China’s LNG producers and logistics companies
Our network of local reporters closely follows the market and liaises with industry players to bring you information about China’s natural gas market.
ICIS Heren offers an unmatched historical data series thanks to its pioneering work on the energy markets. Whether you are looking to build pricing models, analyse past trends or strengthen your risk management strategy, ICIS Heren's historical data will help you make better decisions and complete your data archive.
Our historical pricing information includes price assessments, indices and trades and - for some markets - stretches as far back as 1994. Our historical data suite can provide you with: price assessments and trades for Europe's most liquid hubs; benchmark indices series for flagship NBP market; unrivalled price history for seven European power markets; LNG price assessments, pool prices and trades; detailed pricing information for the crude oil, carbon and coal markets; tailored packages to suit your needs.
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