Author Archives: Sarah Creswell

ICIS Power Index (IPI) Methodology

Methodology

The ICIS Power Index (IPI) gives homes and businesses an insight into price trends on the UK wholesale electricity market. Robust energy markets are vital to the UK economy, and the IPI makes electricity price trends and activity more visible and accessible to household consumers and commercial buyers, as well as media and policy-makers. Please […]

Industrial & Commercial Energy Snapshot Methodology – Sept 2013

Methodology

ICIS publishes the Industrial and Commercial Energy Snapshot (ICES) on every working day of the year in Britain. ICES provides a concise, one page snapshot of the key power and gas prices in Britain, including ICIS end of day-assessments, Heren Indices and the ICE gas exchange settles. ICES also provides a bullet-point text summary explaining […]

ICIS Data Standards Policy

General Compliance

Data standards Policy ICIS is grateful for the support and assistance it receives from market sources to obtain complete and accurate information about the commodities markets that it covers. Sources that provide relevant, comprehensive and accurate market data help contribute to healthy and transparent price discovery processes. ICIS reporters work hard to verify all information […]

ICIS Confidentiality Policy

General Compliance

Confidentiality Policy The purpose of this policy is to define how and when confidentiality is provided to a source and to outline how ICIS operates to ensure that data is only shared both internally and externally in an appropriate way. This policy seeks to balance the needs of sources to have confidentiality, to protect commercial […]

European Gas Fundamentals Daily Report Methodology – April 2013

Methodology

ICIS harvests, normalises and aggregates gas flow data for 19 European countries (Austria; Belgium; Bulgaria; Czech Republic; Denmark; France; Germany; Greece; Hungary; Italy; the Netherlands; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Slovakia; Slovenia; Spain; Great Britain; Norway), highlighting current and historical trends. It also plots these trends against ICIS’ proprietary gas markets prices. To find out more European Gas […]

European Gas Fundamentals Data Methodology – April 2013

Methodology

ICIS harvests and normalises gas flow data for 19 European countries (Austria; Belgium; Bulgaria; Czech Republic; Denmark; France; Germany; Greece; Hungary; Italy; the Netherlands; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Slovakia; Slovenia; Spain; Great Britain; Norway) at a disaggregated level where possible, feeding the data into the company’s FTP. The data presented is divided in 8 sections/folders according […]

Bitumen Methodology – April 2012

Methodology

Bitumen is a heavy, semi solid oil derivative that gradually softens when heated. There are different qualities of Bitumen which will vary according to the type of crude oil refined. ICIS pricing focuses on Bitumen 60/70 rated according the penetration and softening point tests at 25 deg C. Bitumen is primarily used in the construction of […]

Continental Gas Snapshot Methodology – September 2013

Methodology

ICIS Heren publishes Continental Gas Snapshots (CGS) on every working day of the year in Britain. CGS assesses and records prices and market activity on the liquid markets in Britain and Europe, including but not limited to: Britain Belgium The Netherlands France Germany Italy The financial value of natural gas is established by two methods: […]

Polysilicon (solar grade) Methodology – September 2013

Methodology

Polysilicon is the feedstock for the solar and semiconductor industries. Solar-grade polysilicon typically has purity levels of 6N (99.9999% pure) to 8N (99.999999%) and it is used to make solar cells; 9N (99.9999999%) polysilicon may also be used in some premium solar cells. Electronic-grade polysilicon has higher purity levels of 9N (99.9999999%) to 11N (99.999999999%) for producing silicon […]

ICIS Complaints Procedure

General Compliance

Feedback, Disputes and Complaints Policy ICIS welcomes comments, queries and other feedback on its editorial services, assessments and market-reporting methodologies. ICIS is committed to continuous improvement of its editorial standards, and feedback from customers is vital to that commitment. Inevitably, from time to time, disputes arise about ICIS methodology, or about specific news items or […]