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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Chemical prices to remain strong into the second quarter - BASF's CFO

...but that comparison included the loss of €10.1bn of prior year sales from the gas trading and storage business to Gazprom at the end of September 2015.... Fri, 24 Feb 2017

Iberia readies itself for new OSBB and gas interconnector rules

...Iberia readies itself for new OSBB and gas interconnector rules. Rob Songer. The launch of natural gas network services to ease cross-border congestion... Fri, 24 Feb 2017

British-Belgian spread may need to rise to attract continental gas imports

...British-Belgian spread may need to rise to attract continental gas imports. Alex Thackrah. From 2018 the NBP front month natural gas contract may have to... Wed, 22 Feb 2017

Turkish firms expect regulated tariff rise to reflect fuel costs

...gas tariff by 10%, in line with falling oil-indexed import prices. Since then dollar-denominated fuel costs, including gas and coal, have risen while... Wed, 22 Feb 2017

Ukrainian TSO hopes for short-haul tariff launch in Q2

...Ukrainian TSO hopes for short-haul tariff launch in Q2. Julie Fisher. A short-haul gas transmission tariff should be available in Ukraine in the second... Tue, 21 Feb 2017

Market highlight: New Rough outage makes seasonal Interconnector gas flow swings more likely

Market highlight: New Rough outage makes seasonal Interconnector gas flow swings more likely

Greater seasonal gas flow swings via the bidirectional Interconnector pipe, which connects the British and Belgian gas markets, appear more likely in 2017/18, based on adjustments to Belgium-Britain price differentials in mid-February.

ICIS looks at the why flow patterns this year could be especially volatile, and examines the relationship between the key Zeebrugge/NBP price differential – known as the basis - and Interconnector flow.

Market highlight: Algerian gas flow surge to Italy eats into northern imports

Market highlight: Algerian gas flow surge to Italy eats into northern imports

Multiple market sources said they expect the amount of gas coming from north Europe via Switzerland into Italy to be lower for the rest of 2017 compared to 2016, if gas coming from Algeria remains high.

ICIS looks at the impact of the high Algerian imports on the Italian market and its impact on the Italian PSV-Dutch TTF price spread.

Market highlight: Brexit may impact UK-EU gas tariffs, premiums - sources

Market highlight: Brexit may impact UK-EU gas tariffs, premiums - sources

Changes to the way gas transmission tariffs are set as a result of Britain’s exit from the EU, as well as continued currency volatility, could impact the price differential between the British NBP and the Dutch TTF market, although market sources are mixed about the extent of this.

ICIS looks at the motivations behind imposing these tariffs, and the impact they may have on gas prices both sides of the English channel.