The ICIS World Crude Report (formerly London Oil Report) is one of the oldest crude oil pricing publications of its kind, providing market players with independent prices and news for over 25 years.
The report’s robust data sets are trusted within the industry and used by key players in the markets who employ the price assessments and indices in their contracts and deals.
The World Crude Report gives readers reliable information daily in one concise report.
Use ICIS information to:
- Access the latest price assessments to use in contracts and deals
- Master the key price drivers and fluctuations
- Develop internal analytical models
- Cross-check if your deals are in consensus with the market
Crude oil news and market information products from ICIS
We offer the following regional Crude oil coverage to keep you informed of factors and developments affecting prices in the Global Crude oil marketplace.
Price Reporting – More information about the price reports we publish on Crude oil
Independent price assessments and market coverage
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Breaking news of latest developments affecting the markets.
Insight and analysis of factors driving prices.
Updated to Q3 2016
The movement in crude futures over the past three months has been volatile with prices crashing through July, weighed down by a stronger US dollar and oversupply concerns amid rises in US refined oil product inventories, particularly gasoline. Weak second quarter earnings from oil companies, including Shell and Total, added further downward pressure. Over August, prices rallied, paring losses seen through the previous month, buoyed by possible talks between OPEC and non-OPEC producers to discuss market stability. Further upward pressure was generated by a report from the IEA indicating that supply was tightening. Supportive US inventory data and a decline in the US dollar also lifted prices. In September, crude futures movement was difficult to predict, with bullishness coming from renewed hope of a production freeze and data from the US Energy Information Administration showing a draw in crude and gasoline stocks, however downward pressure was seen with the International Energy Agency downgrading its estimates for 2017 oil demand growth, as well as an increase in US drilling activity. News of the return of Libyan and Nigerian exports to the market also cut prices. Towards the end of the month crude values were buoyed by a weaker US dollar which fell after the US Federal Reserve decided not to raise interest rates.
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 World Crude Report provides:
- Expert pricing and market information for 7 global regions: Asia-Pacific, Arab Gulf, North Sea, CIS, Mediterranean, West Africa and the Americas
- The latest price assessments for a selection of crudes in each region, including Brent and WTI
- Analytical graphs and charts, enabling easy comparison between key grades of crude
- Market commentary, solely focused on trading and issues affecting prices
ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Crude oil. Our extensive experience in price reporting means we can offer you access to historical data dating back more than 20 years for certain commodities.
Our time series of pricing data enable you to build and model trends, to get a view of where markets might be heading. The data service includes charting functionality, allowing you to chart and download multiple data series for manipulation in your own internal models. You can also export data to Excel via the ICIS dashboard service.
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ICIS price assessments are based on information gathered from a wide cross-section of the market, comprising consumers, producers, traders and distributors from more than 250 reporters world-wide. Confirmed deals, verified by both buyer and seller, provide the foundation of our price assessments.
Our in-depth market knowledge drives our specialist focus, as we recognise the importance of individual market dynamics and not a one-size-fits-all approach.
Over 25 years of reporting on key chemicals markets, including Crude oil, has brought global recognition of our methodology as being unbiased, authoritative and rigorous in preserving our editorial integrity. Our global network of reporters in Houston, London, Singapore, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Mumbai, Perth and Moscow ensures unrivalled coverage of established and emerging markets.