Daily prices, analysis and news for the British gas markets and NBP Hub

With more than 20 years’ experience of reporting on the UK gas markets, ICIS provides unrivalled spot gas pricing information for the British National Balancing Point (NBP).

Our detailed coverage supplies readers with benchmark gas price assessments and indices, as well as analysis and news for the British NBP, all published in our daily European Spot Gas Markets report, providing the most comprehensive round-up of Europe’s gas markets. The daily report not only informs readers of market developments across the UK, but also provides a complete picture of 12 established and emerging European gas markets including the Dutch TTF, Belgian Zeebrugge and ZTP, as well as the German NCG.

ICIS was the first independent provider to offer spot market price assessments for the British NBP when the markets were liberalised in the 1990s. Since then we have expanded our market coverage, ensuring our readers have access to the most robust range of prices and news across the European gas trading arena.

The ICIS gas markets coverage for the British NBP hub provides you with:

  • The Heren Day-ahead index, the benchmark index for Europe
  • Three additional indices for NBP: monthly, monthly cumulative and daily monthly ahead
  • Thirty five benchmark price assessments, including Day-ahead, Front-month, Front-quarter, Front-season and Front-year – an unrivalled range of NBP prices
  • Assessments converted from p/th to €/MWh and $/MMBtu to allow easy comparisons to other key gas markets
  • Volatility indices for all key assessed prices at NBP
  • Unique intra-day price updates for the NBP, TTF and NCG, providing subscribers with the first over-the-counter (OTC) prices of the day at lunchtime
  • Early closing price assessments for all key hubs, ensuring readers have the first view of closing market prices
  • Daily news stories on the latest developments in the market and on factors driving the price of gas
  • A detailed list of European OTC trades, listed by volume and range
  • Market commentary and analysis on the latest developments
  • Historical pricing information for the NBP hub, dating back to 1993

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Latest NBP news

PSV prompt tumbles as Baumgarten reopens, NBP still firm on short system

The resumption on Wednesday of natural gas flows through Austria’s Baumgarten physical hub meant PSV prompt contracts plunged at the start of... Wed, 13 Dec 2017

Energy markets left reeling after Baumgarten explosion

• Italian PSV gas Day-ahead soars to €60/MWh • Italian power Day-ahead reaches €110.98/MWh on GME exchange • Italian January ’18 power price hits... Tue, 12 Dec 2017

Correction: Low LNG vessel availability hinders European reloads

(The charter rates axis in the first graph and the reference to charter rates in the tenth paragraph have been corrected.) Poor LNG vessel... Mon, 23 Oct 2017

Power and gas prices react when temperatures hit 9°C, data shows

• French power demand rises when temperatures fall below 9°C, bringing up exchange prices, which spike below 4°C • For the UK, prices increase at a... Thu, 12 Oct 2017

Winter outlook: French and Belgian power and gas

French nuclear power availability will again dominate the agenda this winter and act as a driving force for both power and gas prices in France and... Mon, 09 Oct 2017

ICIS Infographic: Comparing natural gas prices as Europe and Asia compete for US LNG

ICIS Infographic: Comparing natural gas prices as Europe and Asia compete for US LNG

This infographic looks at recent gas price developments in various regions and the destinations of nascent US LNG exports so far.

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