Natural Gas Prices, Markets & Analysis

ICIS provides extensive coverage of the global natural gas markets, bringing you independent pricing information and in-depth analysis, along with commentary and news. Information, such as price assessments and indices, can be easily accessed on the ICIS Dashboard.

Our network of reporters in Europe, China, Singapore and the US delivers local insights for many hubs and markets, published across a wide range of gas reports. ICIS is an established source of essential pricing information, used by key players in the global markets. In particular, the NBP Heren Index and TTF Heren Index are key global benchmarks for the European natural gas markets.

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TTF Day-ahead Natural Gas Price Assessment

The Dutch TTF Day-ahead natural gas price is trading at lows not seen for a number of years

Natural Gas Market Overview

Updated to Q3 2018

Europe

Significant maintenance is planned on Russian transport links to the EU in July and on the Norwegian upstream system in August and September, which may limit piped gas deliveries to Europe. There may also be fewer LNG cargoes delivering to Europe due to higher prices in Asia, which are making European reloads more profitable.

The third quarter is typically a period of low demand, due to the summer holiday periods in July and August limiting industrial use of gas. However, the demand outlook is higher than in a typical summer due to the ongoing need to inject gas into storage sites, which still have less in store than in previous years.

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Benchmark your position in European natural gas with ICIS indices and assessments

Heren proprietary indices and assessments are the industry standard for European gas. Independently assessed and verified, directly from the market, these prices provide a reliable benchmark for the main gas hubs.

The British NBP and Dutch TTF natural gas prices, produced by ICIS, are referenced throughout the world and are the gas industry’s main reference for the European continent as a whole.

Our daily indices and assessments are designed to increase pricing transparency, enabling you to make accurate, timely decisions when buying and selling European natural gas.

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US pipeline project, ports close as Hurricane Florence nears Atlantic coastline

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Ports and a pipeline company began shutdown procedures on Tuesday in response to Hurricane Florence, which is expected to reach the... Wed, 12 Sep 2018

INSIGHT: Refiners, shippers face uncharted waters of low-sulphur 2020 rule

LONDON (ICIS)--A wave is about to break over the marine world that will sweep over refiners, lubricant makers, the international shipping community... Tue, 11 Sep 2018

US shale-related chem industry investments hit $200bn - ACC

US chemical and plastics industry investment related to shale-based domestic supplies of natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs) has surpassed... Tue, 11 Sep 2018

ICIS VIEW: Is the European ETS falling at the first hurdle?

LONDON (ICIS)--The recent bull-run on EU emission allowances will soon no doubt draw the attention of policy-makers and the general media, which in... Tue, 11 Sep 2018

UK coal plant surges back into the money for winter

LONDON (ICIS)--Near-ten year highs on winter NBP natural gas prices have pushed coal plant back into contention to take a significant share of the... Fri, 07 Sep 2018

Brent oil vs TTF gas prices – a tale of two volatilities

Brent oil vs TTF gas prices – a tale of two volatilities

Price volatility is a good indicator of market dynamics for any investor willing to take exposure in energy commodities, especially as prices are characterised by unpredictable shocks and fast-changing drivers.

In this market insight, ICIS takes a look at Brent oil and TTF gas prices to understand what their changes reflect and why they seem to be tracking different patterns.

The Automation Generation: How Automated Trade is Changing Europe's Energy Markets

The Automation Generation: How Automated Trade is Changing Europe's Energy Markets

Automated trading is booming on the European intra-day power markets and is about to take off on the intra-day gas markets. Power and gas companies are looking into more automated trade of long-term products too.

Will automation take over energy trade? This insight looks into reasons and ways to automate power and gas trade, the share of automated trade, its regulatory framework and future trends.

Italy targets gas exports as reverse capacity comes online

Italy targets gas exports as reverse capacity comes online

The Alpine reverse flow project will create 40mcm/day of gas export capacity from Italy, a market that has traditionally been an importer only.

In this infographic, taken from the Gas In Focus report, ICIS explains the significance of this project for the European market in both short and long-term. Download a free copy now and also get access to a video featuring Gas In Focus Editor Katya Zapletnyuk, Deputy Editor Emma Slawinski and Senior Market Reporter, Alice Casagni.