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An essential guide to CCERs and their developing role in the China ETS

An essential guide to CCERs and their developing role in the China ETS

ICIS has collaborated with offset project development experts, Hanergy, to offer an essential guide to Chinese Certified Emission Reductions (CCER) and their role in this growing carbon market. With expert data analysis and detailed issuance forecasts until 2021, this free white paper is a fundamental resource for anyone looking to better understand CCERs and inform their strategy in the country.

ICIS Special Report: The impact of low crude oil prices on downstream petrochemicals market

ICIS Special Report: The impact of low crude oil prices on downstream petrochemicals market

As part of our series of free resources to keep you informed of what’s happening in the global petrochemicals market, ICIS has produced a special report, covering the latest prices of crude oil and its impact on downstream markets such as naphtha, benzene, butadiene and other commodities.

ICIS Power Index (IPI)

ICIS Power Index (IPI)

The ICIS Power Index (IPI) gives homes and businesses an insight into price trends on the UK wholesale electricity market.

The IPI is published daily by ICIS, an independent authority on UK electricity market pricing, and is available at no charge.

China Natural Gas Market Outlook Webinar

China Natural Gas Market Outlook Webinar

We hosted a webinar on 13 November 2014 that covered China’s natural gas market. The online seminar reviewed recent developments in China, including prices, supply and demand information as well as other key drivers such as changes in government policies and domestic hot topics.

Download the presentation slides to gain a better understanding of how the Chinese natural gas industry affect global markets.

Latest Energy Information

World Oil Demand

World Oil Demand

By 2030, oil demand projections indicate a decline of about 100 million tonnes per year in OECD countries and a gain of almost 900 million tonnes in the rest of world.

Price Forecast for Beijing Emissions Trade Scheme (ETS)

Free access: Price Forecast for Beijing Emissions Trade Scheme (ETS)

Download this free white paper for deeper insights and analysis on China’s Beijing ETS. The article covers all of the following:

  • An introduction to China’s carbon market
  • A look at the Beijing ETS and its current status
  • Price forecast for the Beijing ETS
  • Further analysis on market developments and policy changes 

Role of Ukraine in Russian natural gas supply to Europe

Role of Ukraine in Russian natural gas supply to Europe

Access the recording and presentation slides of a webinar we held on the role of Ukraine in Russian natural gas supply to Europe.

The webinar gives you insight in to political tensions between Russia and Ukraine & what effect it had on the European natural gas sector in the first quarter of this year.

 



Energy Outlooks

EU 2030 Climate and Energy Policy

EU 2030 Climate and Energy Policy – Framework in a Nutshell

This report will bring the reader up to speed on the European Commission´s proposal on the EU 2030 Climate and Energy Package and the way forward on the legislative process.

Focus: LNG outlook 2014

Focus: The LNG outlook for 2014

Uncertainties around the gradual nuclear restarts in Japan and South Korea will punctuate tightness in the prompt LNG market. New export capacity will struggle to keep up with additional import infrastructure.

Market outlook: Improved oil growth in 2014 says IEA forecast

Market outlook: Improved oil growth in 2014 says IEA forecast

Global oil demand growth forecasts have been revised upwards by The International Energy Agency (IEA), despite the US and China markets facing uncertainty. Global demand growth of around 1.1m bbl/day is forecast for 2014 due to an improved macroeconomic climate. 

Market insight: Chemical industry focused on green targets

Market insight: Chemical industry focused on green targets

The chemical industry has been dealing with EU legislation in recent years aimed at making the world a safer and healthier place to live and work in. More than 130 separate environmental targets and objectives have to be met in Europe between 2010 and 2050 in a drive to cut energy use, pollution, and waste generation.

Market focus - European electricity markets 2014

Market focus - European electricity markets in 2014

This year is the deadline year for the EU’s day-ahead market coupling project, with north-west Europe to launch on 4 February and south-west Europe expected to synchronise in March.

The complex, multi-party programme has been years in development, and a successful outcome would be a big step towards the EU’s long-term goal of a single electricity market. In the UK, domestic developments also present 2014 as a year of reform.

In the first of a two-part series, ICIS highlights key trends in the year to come, first looking at northern- and western-European markets.

LNG – Asia Spot Markets Analysis

LNG – Asia Spot Markets Analysis

Access the recording and presentation slides of a webinar we held on Asian LNG. The webinar gives you detailed insights into the LNG spot market activity in Asia and competing regions, LNG pricing dynamics, market developments and likely impact of these changes in the short-term (2014-2015).

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ICIS Energy Podcast: The Ukraine crisis and the European gas market

ICIS Energy Podcast: The Ukraine crisis and the European gas market

Ukraine and Russia specialists Elizabeth Stonor and Katya Zapletnyuk analyse the impact of the unfolding crisis in Ukraine on the country's role as a transit route for Russian gas.

Emma Slawinski, European Gas Markets deputy editor, interviews. Recorded on 5 March 2014.

LNG podcast: The state of the Indian market

LNG podcast: The state of the Indian market

Listen to this podcast which discusses the recent LNG market developments in India, including the latest news on Dabhol LNG terminal.

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Archived Content

Whitepaper: South American LNG Markets Review

Whitepaper: South American LNG Markets Review  With a key focus on Brazil’s evolving natural gas market

With a key focus on Brazil’s evolving natural gas market

Brazil had drawn the attention of the global energy markets with its rapidly increasing gas demand. However, local gas production and infrastructure are struggling to keep pace with this demand – even with the tremendous hydrocarbon wealth offshore. This whitepaper explains how the domestic situation in Brazil impacts the country’s trading partners and competitors in the global LNG market.

Outlook 2013: Asian base oil demand to grow, volatility to continue

Market Outlook: High SM costs to affect PS demand in Mideast

Base oils demand is expected to grow modestly in 2013 throughout Asia Pacific though price volatility will continue to be seen on the back of buoyant feedstock gasoil and fuel oil prices, market sources said.

Shale gas boom leads US-based company to outstanding financial results

 Shale gas boom leads US-based company to outstanding financial results

For most of the major chemical and petrochemical producers, 2012 was a difficult year following an overall strong 2011.

Asia demand growth was slower from early in the year and the eurozone crisis hung over European market sentiment, demand and profitability. US economic growth was relatively weak and Latin American chemicals growth reduced.

 



ICIS Base oils special publication

ICIS Base oils

Global base oil markets are reviewed in the latest annual ICIS Base oils special publication, prepared for the 2013 Base Oils & Lubricants event in London on 21-22 February.

Pricing trends, base oils oversupply and technical demands on base oils are covered, along with a review of investment in new capacity.

Renewables generators could cash-in on back of wind lull

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Clean power projects coming to market under the UK’s renewables obligation certificate (ROC) scheme before the end of next year could receive the two-pronged bonus of higher ROC values in 2014/15, coupled with considerably higher wholesale power prices just one year later, latest figures suggest.

ICIS Energy Carbon Focus: EU ETS VS California ETS

ICIS Energy Carbon Focus: EU ETS VS California ETS

California celebrates the first year of its carbon emissions trading system and will be linking with Quebec next year. European Daily Carbon Markets deputy editor Silvia Molteni interviews US-based reporter Dan McGraw about how the programme has evolved over the first year, who is active in the market and where prices might end up.

 



 



Colombian export uncertainty lifts ICIS December physical coal indices

Colombian export uncertainty lifts ICIS December physical coal indices

Uncertainty over Colombian coal exports in Q1 ’14 dominated the international physical coal markets in December. For the most of the month, market participants could only rely on at times opposing rumours for price direction.

Podcast – the future of the oil & gas industry

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Will the rise of US shale oil and gas increase energy price volatility? Will there really be a golden age of gas in Europe? ICIS Energy reporter Kate Burgess puts the big questions on the future of oil and gas to Chatham House associate fellow John Mitchell.

Market update: How did Britain's NBP natural gas hub perform in 2013?

Market update: How did Britain's NBP natural gas hub perform in 2013?

Prices at Britain’s NBP natural gas hub in 2013 were influenced by a reliance on storage reserves in the first quarter. Trading volumes continued to fall, with the far curve most affected.

Electricity Market Outlook 2013

Outlook 2013 for Electricity

Download the detailed outlook for the European electricity arena and access insights into developments for key European electricity markets

Market news: Port regulations hamper Turkish base oils trade

Market news: Port regulations hamper Turkish base oils trade

Base oils traders and distributors are becoming increasingly frustrated with the new Turkish port authority as government legislation plunges the market into confusion. Buyers are pulling back on their activities in the Black Sea as a result. 

Gas Market Outlook 2013

Outlook 2013 Gas

Download the ICIS gas market outlook and access details on key developments across the European natural gas market

Swathe of interconnection projects to drive EU power market integration

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Interconnections between Europe's electricity grids are becoming increasingly vital for an integrated energy market.

EU policy-makers are keen to see more grid capacity built, while grid operators are focused on security of supply with more intermittent renewable generation.

Japan's nuclear-free roadmap fails to resolve short-term uncertainty

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On 14 September, the Japanese prime minister unveiled a new energy strategy for Japan, calling for the phasing out of nuclear power by the end of the 2030s.

China PDH boom to bolster propane imports

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A boom in investments in China for propane dehydrogenation (PDH) projects to produce propylene is expected to bolster the country’s imports of feedstock propane.

Introduction to China’s carbon market

Introduction to China's Carbon Market

Chinese carbon market analyst Jian Wei Lim from carbon market analysis company ICIS has written an insightful report about China’s Cap and Trade programme. This report will bring you up to speed on China’s pilot carbon Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), free of charge.

East Asia spot LNG analysis

Market Outlook: High SM costs to affect PS demand in Mideast

The East Asian LNG spot market experienced a second watershed year in 2012 as the region’s utility buyers sought to manage an unprecedented growth in LNG demand.

US thermal coal exports into China set to quadruple in 2012

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China is likely to import 4m tonnes of US thermal coal in 2012, nearly four times the 1.17m tonnes imported in 2011.

Capacity market could flatten German electricity prices

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Some big German utilities are backing a capacity market to solve a potential supply security problem, but sources agree it would reduce price volatility and some argue it could also lead to a flatter wholesale electricity market.

China may boost fuel exports from 2014 on refining capacity surplus

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China is expected to boost its gasoil and gasoline exports from 2014, because the world’s second-largest economy is likely to face an oversupply in its fast-growing refining capacities, industry sources said.

Podcast – the future of the oil & gas industry

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Will the rise of US shale oil and gas increase energy price volatility? Will there really be a golden age of gas in Europe? ICIS Energy reporter Kate Burgess puts the big questions on the future of oil and gas to Chatham House associate fellow John Mitchell.

 



Kurdish Region of Iraq: a game-changer for international gas markets?

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Conservatives estimates put northern Iraq’s oil reserves at 45bn barrels. There are no firm figures for natural gas reserves, but the International Energy Agency estimates that the country may sit on up to 7 trillion cubic metres of natural gas.

 



Q&A on EU aviation allowances

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The Q&A with Marie Louise Du Bois, ICIS editor of the daily carbon report, discusses the EU Emissions Trading System, reasons why the EU has included airlines in the scheme and what this change mean for airlines.

Europe blazes small-scale LNG trail

Europe blazes  small-scale LNG trail

From the multiple islands off the coast of Japan to the vast land mass across North America, there is increasing interest in the opportunities from emerging small-scale LNG supply chains.

LNG Market Analysis – East Asia

LNG East Asia Report

This expert piece of LNG Market Analysis highlights how the past year has proved to be a watershed for the traded LNG market as participants responded to the challenge presented by the natural disaster and subsequent nuclear shutdowns affecting the world’s largest LNG consumer, Japan.

Market Focus: Cheaper spot natural gas has regulators’ attention

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Italy and France are pushing for more spot-based pricing in regulated retail tariffs. Locked in oil-linked long-term contracts, suppliers may bear the brunt as re-negotiations with producers are tough.

Restructure plants to boost margins

Restructure plants to boost margins

With increasing supplies of gas-based petrochemical feedstocks coming on stream in the Middle East, now is a good time to consider reconfiguring refineries to boost production of chemicals for export to Asia.

Focus: Cyclical LNG ship market set for further new build orders post-2015

Market Outlook: High SM costs to affect PS demand in Mideast

Two new LNG vessels ordered last week, to take volumes from the US and Australia, underline that the appetite for more shipping persists, despite an order book that is already heavy with speculative new builds.

India’s price reform is a step in the right direction

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The Indian government’s decision to adopt the Rangarajan Committee’s recommendations and approve a new gas pricing formula breaks the policy paralysis, steers a course towards market deregulation.

It also goes some way in providing a policy framework to encourage upstream investment and reduce the country’s growing dependence on LNG imports.

Analysis: Spain’s path from a gas importer to an international reload hub

Analysis: Spain’s path from a gas importer to an international reload hub

In 2013 the role of Spain as a provider of LNG cargoes to the international market has become significant.

This is counterintuitive for an importing country with no domestic production, but at times when LNG producers have been unreliable, companies have turned to the Spanish gas market for supply.