Crude Oil Overview

The global oil markets have seen significant fluctuations in the past year, with demand driven down by a weak global economy and driven upward after natural disasters in India and Japan.

It is expected that world oil demand growth in 2013 will remain stable. However, weakness in the global economy is still causing a great deal of uncertainty for oil industry professionals worldwide.

ICIS has a long history in examining and reporting on the global crude oil markets. Our experts in Houston, London, Singapore and across China provide market players with the latest pricing information for seven global regions, in-depth analysis on factors driving the price of crude, plus market reviews and outlooks.

Our crude oil market insights deliver all the information needed to stay on top of developments across global markets, for more confident trading and forecasting.

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Active Documents

Crude Oil China Methodology – December 2011


Effective November 2011, ICIS is launching a set of crude oil price benchmarks designed to measure the relative delivered cost of international crude oils to the Chinese market. To find out more Crude Oil China Methodology December 2011

European Spot Gas Markets Methodology (ESGM) – 22 March 2017


European Spot Gas Markets (ESGM) contains independent price assessments and indices for mature and emerging gas markets, as well as in-depth analysis on price drivers, authoritative commentary on each day’s trading activity and daily news. Coverage for some markets stretches back as far as 1994 and a comprehensive price history database is available for this […]

LNG Markets Daily Methodology – 22 March 2017


LNG Markets Daily (LMD) is focused on global spot trade and provides the widest range of spot price assessments available in this market. The report contains DES, FOB, reload and charter assessments for global trade daily. The news and market commentary in LMD provide the most detailed and relevant market intelligence available for LNG trade. ICIS […]

World Crude Report Methodology – 16 August 2017


The ICIS World Crude Report delivers in-depth information on the global oil trade, giving subscribers insight to a wide range of crude grades across the global markets. ICIS continuously develops, reviews and revises its methodologies in consultation with industry participants. Previous versions of this methodology can be found under Archived Documents. To find out more, […]

Archived Documents