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The ICIS LNG Markets Daily also known as the LMD report, includes the coverage of daily regional indices for spot LNG at five major areas.
These are: the East Asia Index (EAX), South American, Mediterranean, Northwest European and Iberian Indices.
The report also provides individual spot-price assessments for the world’s 21 busiest cargo-receiving destinations and derived FOB assessments for eight global producers.
The report offers the most comprehensive and differentiated coverage of spot LNG trading. It also includes a comprehensive list of current bids and offers into East Asia and half-month East Asian assessments.
The report also contains assessments for both shipping charter rates and availability.
The report contains a report on global trends and trades as well as separate in-depth analysis of regional markets and breaking industry news.
To provide context, the daily report includes information on related contractual prices in the LNG and crude markets as well as access to ICIS’s benchmark European natural gas prices.
The ICIS Global LNG markets, also known as the GLM weekly report, assesses LNG delivered prices into five key regional markets: Japan, India, Spain, the UK and US Gulf. The report also provides LNG shipping costs and net-back assessments movements in the global LNG fleet, a table of recent trades and our benchmark UK gas market data.
To support our primary assessments, our p8ublicaion contains an in-depth, region by region summary of trends, trades and fundamentals. Beyond the market, the ICIS GLM report provides breaking-news commentary and analysis on long-running trends shaping the LNG industry.
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Updated to Q3 2014
The summer lull weighed on the European LNG market in the third quarter with sparse reload activity at northwest European terminals, and no spot LNG cargoes purchased for local consumption.
The few reloads from the Dutch Gate and Belgian Zeebrugge terminals headed for South America and Asia but became harder to work as prices dipped in the typically premium markets.
Spain was again the dominant source of reloads and the LNG terminal in Barcelona was upgraded to offer reload services with the first operation completed in early September.
Qatari deliveries increased into the UK as Qatargas used the flexibility of the NBP to balance length in Asian markets. But cargo arrivals normally reduce as winter approaches and demand increases in east Asia.
Stock levels at regasification terminals across Europe have, however, been healthy at an average of over 70%. This could indicate that capacity holders intend to boost send-out during the coming winter.
China’s natural gas supply and demand remained balanced in the third quarter. According to statistics from China’s General Administration of Customs, the country imported 3.4m tonnes of LNG and 4.0m tonnes of pipeline gas from July to August.
CNOOC received its first import LNG cargo from Qatar in August and has commenced supply to industrial end-users in Hainan province. Sinopec’s Qingdao LNG terminal is set to receive its first commissioning cargo in November.
The Chinese domestic LNG market was flat during the third quarter. The average operating rate of domestic LNG plants was around 55% between mid-July and mid-September. During this period, domestic demand was low because developments in the downstream sectors were not as fast as expected. Prices in China’s LNG markets remained at a low level and are not expected to rise until winter comes.
Meanwhile, construction of a coal-based synthetic natural gas project has been completed, making it the fifth such project in China. The project has since commenced supply to the domestic LNG market.
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