We publish independent price assessments for matured and emerging natural gas markets, as well as in-depth analysis on price drivers, authoritative commentary and daily news-which can be easily accessed on the ICIS Dashboard
We provide our information in a range of gas reports, including our European Spot Gas Markets daily spot pricing report, a fortnightly European Gas Markets market round-up along with our annual European Gas Hub Report.
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ICIS is the benchmark provider of a range of market reports for European natural gas pricing, news and analysis.
The ICIS daily European Spot Gas Markets – or ESGM – gives comprehensive coverage of pricing across Europe’s traded gas markets. ESGM provides independent daily closing prices and price indices covering the most liquid, well-traded gas hubs through to currently emerging markets. These prices are sourced directly from the market by our editorial team.
Subscribers include producers, consumers, traders, regulators and system operators, many of whom use the prices as benchmarks within their own business contracts.
ESGM contains authoritative market comment and European-wide news which focuses on short-term gas supply/demand and price drivers.
The fortnightly European Gas Markets – or EGM – contains the ICIS long-term gas contract prices for delivery at key European borders, alongside a snapshot of traded prices at Europe’s hubs. The report takes a more in-depth view of current news, including focus stories and editorial comment.
Other reports include daily one-page summaries of spot gas prices in the UK and continental Europe, combined with a succinct text explanation of price drivers and sitting alongside a monthly pricing and comment review of Europe’s most liquid gas hub, the UK’s NBP.
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Updated to Q1 2016
In the first quarter temperatures were not low enough for a sustained period of high demand, leading the bearish trend on prompt prices to continue. As a result of low consumption, the rate of gas coming out of storage was limited, leaving sites relatively full as the winter period progressed.
This had a knock-on effect on curve contracts, which were pressured by the expectation that injection demand would be limited in the summer and stock volumes would be high coming into the next winter.
Oil moved up during the three months, but remained substantially down compared to recent years, meaning the recovery was not enough to produce a significant boost to gas prices.
In March the rate of LNG vessels arriving in Europe, particularly Britain, began to increase, with the frequent arrival of cargoes another factor pushing down prompt prices.
In Britain, demand was actually slightly higher compared to the same period in 2015. Domestic gas usage was down, but combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) generation became the dominant form of power supply.
A combination of low gas prices and a carbon tax in Britain meant gas-fired power production was more profitable than coal, unlike in other countries such as Germany.
This was not enough to lift NBP prices though, as abundant supply mitigated the impact of higher CCGT burn.
ICIS editors and reporters follow the gas markets closely, reporting on prices, developments and news as they happen. Our expert insights are published in a range of different reports:
ICIS offers an unmatched historical data series thanks to its pioneering work on the European natural gas markets. Whether you are looking to build pricing models, analyse past trends or strengthen your risk management strategy, ICIS historical data will help you make better decisions and complete your data archive.
Our historical natural gas pricing information includes price assessments, indices and trades for a series of different markets, including the British NBP, Zeebrugge, TTF, PEG Nord, PEG Sud, GASPOOL, NCG, CEGH, PSV and AOC, along with Fergus, Bunde and Bacton – for some markets stretching as far back as 1994.
Our entire natural gas price history is also available via a FTP service, allowing you to access all the information you need in a clear and dynamic format. FTP access enables you to download data and automatically feed it into your internal systems and databases, helping improve the compliance of your business processes.
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ICIS price assessments are based on information gathered from a wide cross-section of the market, comprising consumers, producers, traders and distributors from more than 250 reporters world-wide. Confirmed deals, verified by both buyer and seller, provide the foundation of our price assessments.
Our in-depth market knowledge drives our specialist focus, as we recognise the importance of individual market dynamics and not a one-size-fits-all approach.
Over 25 years of reporting on key chemicals markets, including Gas, has brought global recognition of our methodology as being unbiased, authoritative and rigorous in preserving our editorial integrity. Our global network of reporters in Houston, London, Singapore, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Mumbai, Perth and Moscow ensures unrivalled coverage of established and emerging markets.