The ICIS C1 freight rate assessment for spot LNG prices has been adopted by the new Ningbo Commodity Exchange (NCE) on forward LNG contracts, under an agreement in place between the exchange and ICIS C1 Energy, an ICIS service in China.
Sean Liu, general manager of ICIS China, and Zhu Jinxiang, general manager of the NCE, signed the framework cooperation agreement at the exchange’s launch ceremony for the platform on 26 December 2013.
According to the agreement, the NCE will adopt the average value of ICIS C1 assessments on freight rates for truck-delivered LNG in
“The decision of choosing ICIS C1’s assessment as our freight cost benchmark is consolidated by its reliability and credibility,” said NCE spokesman Shi Mingzhu.
ICIS C1 China Freight Rate Assessments for truck-delivered LNG provide logistics costs by distance for LNG delivered from northern regions (north and northwest China), east, south and southwest China to major trading hubs across the country. The assessments are published weekly, every Friday, and are made available in the ICIS China Gas Markets weekly publication.
“Achieving the benchmark position for
Introducing a spot LNG trading platform for forward contracts is aimed at establishing an LNG price system that will truly reflect the market fundamentals in China. An accurate, transparent and reliable Chinese price benchmark will also help companies grow their global LNG businesses and manage their risks in the wider northeast
The platform will become a practical financial tool that truly reflects the China LNG market, said Yang Yu, president of ENN Group, the largest distributor of clean energy in mainland China, at the ceremony, adding that ENN will vigorously promote electronic LNG trading.
ICIS is the world leader in providing transparency for physical LNG trade. It publishes the East Asia Index (EAX), an index for the delivered LNG price into
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