Liquefied petroleum gas Prices, markets & analysis
At ICIS, we provide expert coverage of the Chinese liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) markets.
Our LPG reports supply readers with detailed information on the latest prices, and import and export data, along with analysis and news.
The expert team of ICIS reporters and analysts collects first-hand information from LPG traders, importers and exporters to track developments – providing you with all the information you need to closely follow the market.
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China LPG reports Transcript
ICIS produces a number of reports on the LPG market in China including: daily price assessments and a weekly overview of the market.
We collect information from conversations with buyers, sellers, producers and consumers of LPG in China.
The weekly report covers the FOB and CFR prices of refrigerated cargoes in Chinese ports and pressurised cargoes in inland China.
The report refers to the international markets for LPG and considers the effects of imports and exports on domestic Chinese prices.
In addition we help Chinese producer and consumers understand the competitive market place by giving them information about other energy sources such as natural gas.
The ICIS China weekly LPG report also helps users to plan their China-related LPG trades by providing information on the profit margins of refineries and measuring the relative competitiveness of LPG imports in the market.
As a further benefit to subscribers a weekly roundup of news that affects the Chinese LPG market is included in this detailed report.
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We offer the following regional Liquefied petroleum gas coverage to keep you informed of factors and developments affecting prices in the China Liquefied petroleum gas marketplace.
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Chinese liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) prices fell during May, before rebounding from June to August as the domestic prices were supported by increasing import prices since June.
On the demand side, domestic demand is largely bearish because of high temperatures.
On the import side, importers secured large volumes of cargoes for June delivery. June import volume reached 54,000 tonnes, the highest level in the recent five years since 2007. The increase in volume was due to the rebound of import prices in June, and the prices were expected to rise further in the near term. Furthermore, importers' stock levels were low in late May, which led Chinese importers to purchase to build up their stocks in June. The import volume subsequently fell during July and August, ICIS C1 data showed.
China’s first propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant received the first propane cargo in late June, and it was supplied by Japanese trading firm Marubeni. The PDH plant, started up by Tianjin Bohua Petrochemical, is expected to start operations in mid-September. Several other PDH plants in China might be starting up in first quarter of next year.
Updated to mid-August 2013
China LPG Weekly
The C1 Energy China LPG Weekly report tracks the supply and demand chain from upstream to downstream, and provides detailed analysis on market developments.
The report provides price assessments for the Chinese and Asian LPG markets, analysis on LPG inventory levels and import margins, along with shipping schedules for China LPG imports and Middle East markets. It also contains a monthly update on PDH projects, analysis and forecasts on China LPG consumption, output, imports and exports.
It provides readers with information on the Chinese LPG import and export markets, based on official data and information collected by our team of analysts. This comprehensive report also contains a weekly survey on Chinese importers’ inventory levels and import margins, reflecting China’s import demand, along with a news roundup. Price comparisons between LPG and other related products (crude oil, naphtha, natural gas and DME) give subscribers an expert overview of different prices.
The report is targeted at LPG producers in the Middle East, international LPG traders and other global players that want to track the Chinese LPG markets.
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C1 Energy China Feedstock LPG Market Research
The C1 Energy China Feedstock LPG Market Research provides readers with independent data, information and an outlook on the feedstock LPG markets. It contains expert research and analysis on LPG producing subsidiaries to PetroChina, Sinopec, CNOOC and Sinochem, along with insights on independent refineries and chemical plants.
It provides detailed information on LPG quality, output and capacity of 192 producers, also covering capacity and margin of LPG deep processing units, including MTBE, aromatisation, isomerisation, PDH and more.
The report is targeted at major refineries, producers of feedstock LPG and companies processing or consuming feedstock LPG along with investment banks and consulting companies.
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