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


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.

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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We offer the following regional Gas analysis and news coverage to keep you informed of factors and developments affecting prices in the Gas marketplace.

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Turkmenistan launches new gas chemical complex

MOSCOW ( MRC )--Production has begun at a new gas chemical complex (GCC) for processing natural gas and producing polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene... Fri, 19 Oct 2018

ICIS VIEW: UK gas storage support is not the answer

LONDON (ICIS)--The UK House of Commons energy select committee has announced it will “examine issues around UK gas security and gas storage”. An... Fri, 19 Oct 2018

ICIS VIEW: Dutch gas storage reform needed

LONDON (ICIS)--The future of the Dutch storage industry will need government intervention as the impending closure of the country’s Groningen field... Wed, 17 Oct 2018

Qatar Petroleum to supply China with LPG over five-year period

LONDON (ICIS)--Qatar Petroleum has signed a sale and purchase agreement to supply China with 600,000 tonnes of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) for a... Tue, 16 Oct 2018

Europe cracker margins rise as feedstock costs fall

LONDON (ICIS)--European ethylene cracker margins have risen week on week on the back of decreases in naphtha and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)... Mon, 15 Oct 2018

ICIS Insight: Metering Standards Create Confusion on Mexico’s Wholesale Electricity Market

ICIS Insight: Metering Standards Create Confusion on Mexico’s Wholesale Electricity Market

Mexico has made strides in liberalizing its wholesale electricity market, but delayed metering standards may be hampering the market.

Energy regulator CRE is working on issuing new regulations for metering, with the goal to improve its energy infrastructure, specifically through improvements for real-time communication among market participants and market operator CENACE.

Get the details about this story by downloading the insight piece here.

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.