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 2016

European natural gas prices have come under considerable downward pressure in recent years, with the Dutch TTF Day-ahead contract assessed at €11.05/MWh in late August 2016. Having been worth more than €25.00/MWh in early 2014, the TTF price – which is a benchmark for the European market – has traded lower on improved global supply and lacklustre European demand. Weak oil prices have also contributed to this fall.

Much of the additional global supply comes from new production and exports from the US and Australia, which has allowed other exporters, such as Qatar, to send more natural gas to the NBP and TTF.

At the same time, traditional European suppliers in Norway and Russia continue to distribute their natural gas to the traded hubs in Europe.

ICIS gas benchmark prices

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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PGNiG planning more spot, medium-term LNG purchases

...PGNiG planning more spot, medium-term LNG purchases. Karolina Zagrodna. Poland’s gas incumbent PGNiG plans to purchase more LNG, both on a spot basis... Fri, 23 Jun 2017

Analysis: Does UK gas storage closure increase reliance on divertable LNG? coming winters to compensate for the closure of Rough. The graph below shows UK gas supplies last winter. Most supply came from UK and Norwegian gas... Fri, 23 Jun 2017

Podcast: Rough storage site to close

...Podcast: Rough storage site to close. Ellie Chambers. This week Centrica Storage announced the permanent closure of the Rough natural gas storage site in... Fri, 23 Jun 2017

Braskem's new US PP plant comes amid margin recovery

...Braskem's new US PP plant comes amid margin recovery. Al Greenwood. (adds details throughout ) HOUSTON (ICIS)--Braskem's decision to proceed with a new... Thu, 22 Jun 2017

US Energy Department - Trump administration supports LNG exports

...highlighted his full support for LNG exports. Smith talked up the role of the US as the global leader in gas production. With US natural gas still abundant... Thu, 22 Jun 2017

French spark spreads point to high summer gas burn

French spark spreads point to high summer gas burn

Positive spark spreads indicate gas-fired power generation will play a major role in France’s electricity generation sector this summer.

ICIS looks at the key reasons why spark spreads – which indicate when gas-fired generation is profitable against coal – have become more profitable. These include the nuclear generation issues that plagued the French energy markets at the back-end of 2016.

Rising Opportunities Within China’s LNG Import Market

LNG and Gas market whitepaper

China’s LNG imports are expected to reach 30m tonnes in 2017 due to robust demand for natural gas, reduced piped gas imports and healthy LNG import margins.

Download this free White Paper for a comprehensive review of China’s LNG import market and the challenges and opportunities that arose with this industry development.

Low European gas stocks offer LNG import opportunity

Low European gas stocks offer LNG import opportunity

A deficit in European natural gas stocks and falling LNG demand in Asia has pushed the Dutch TTF market and Asian LNG prices closer together, offering some opportunities for LNG cargoes to fill the storage gap in Europe.

Pipeline imports from Norway and Russia typically supply the majority of Europe’s gas demand requirements, but LNG deliveries can also play a prominent role.