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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BASF’s Wintershall, OMV ‘closely’ monitoring potential US sanctions on Nord Stream 2 pipeline

LONDON (ICIS)--BASF’s subsidiary Wintershall and Austria’s OMV on Thursday said they were closely monitoring the US debate on the planned Nord Stream... Thu, 19 Jul 2018

ICIS Power Perspective: Underestimated carbon price could put the Dutch EUA price floor at risk

This story has originally been published for ICIS Power Perspective subscribers on 17 July 2018  at 17:24 CET. A new report, conducted by Frontier... Wed, 18 Jul 2018

US API criticises lack of steel tariff exceptions for oil, gas companies

HOUSTON (ICIS)--The American Petroleum Institute (API) on Tuesday urged the US Department of Commerce (DOC) to reconsider its ruling to deny product... Tue, 17 Jul 2018

PODCAST: French gas hub merger outlook

LONDON (ICIS)--France’s gas market is set to merge on 1 November, creating the Trading Region France (TRF) hub and a single balancing PEG reference... Mon, 16 Jul 2018

ICIS video: Can Italy become a transit hub?

Italy will have the technical ability to export up to 40 million cubic metres (mcm)/day of gas to northern Europe via the Swiss Transitgas pipeline... Fri, 13 Jul 2018

Infographic: China’s impact on Japan’s LNG market

Infographic: China’s impact on Japan’s LNG market

In 2017, China overtook South Korea to become the world’s second-largest LNG importer behind Japan. This shift in demand has given Japanese utilities a new outlet to offload their overbought contractual volumes.

Download this free infographic for data and insights showcasing the impact of developments in China’s energy markets on Japan.

Britain’s Gas Tariff Overhaul

Britain’s Gas Tariff Overhaul

The British wholesale natural gas market is undergoing an overhaul of the tariff system which governs the cost of bringing gas into and out of the network. These changes will influence competition between supply, the efficiency of network investment, cross-border trade and security of supply.

ICIS discusses the current charging process, the reasons why the industry have proposed an overhaul, and how the changes could potentially impact supply patterns across Europe.

Weak UK Renewable Heat Policy Keeps Gas Demand Buoyant

Weak UK Renewable Heat Policy Keeps Gas Demand Buoyant

The UK’s approach to renewable heat targets means gas is likely to remain the cornerstone of residential and commercial heating demand for the next decade and beyond.

This market insight by senior reporter, Henry Evans, explores how the government’s attempts to meet EU targets for renewal electricity has overshadowed renewable and transport targets.