ICIS publishes European LNG Terminal Access Manual – a how-to guide for gaining LNG capacity in Europe

01 June 2017

ICIS, a leading provider of pricing and market intelligence for the global energy, chemical and fertiliser markets, has awarded the Zeebrugge LNG terminal in Belgium a 10 out of 10 for usability in its new European LNG Terminal Access Manual, launching 1st June.

“The rise in global LNG production means that market participants are on the hunt for regasification capacity and a liquid market in which to sell their excess LNG cargoes. However, accessing capacity in Europe can be challenging,” said Josie Shillito, Deputy Editor for global LNG at ICIS.

The European LNG Terminal Access Manual and Terminal Ratings System provide practical information and ICIS-assessed ratings to help prospective users gain capacity in Europe.

ICIS rates European terminals on a scale of 1-10 to help the international market understand how accessible an LNG terminal is and grasp the liquidity of its domestic and pipeline-linked markets.

European LNG terminal scores

The manual is a how-to guide for accessing capacity at each terminal. Market participants can use it to compare the costs of regasification capacity and reloads, find links to necessary documents, information, and contact details and access a comprehensive list of terminal services, contracts and existing capacity holders.

“This manual provides an important overview of European LNG and forms part of our expanding LNG coverage which includes LNG Edge, the real-time, online intelligence platform,” said Ed Cox, Editor for global LNG at ICIS.

A sample chapter and ICIS’ ratings methodology can be viewed here.

Included in the European LNG Terminal Access Manual:

  • A chapter-by-chapter guide to each European LNG terminal and its host country
  • European LNG Terminal ratings
  • Capacity holders and supply contracts broken down per terminal.
  • Total traded volume of hubs broken down by terminal
  • Regasification and reload tariffs for each terminal in $/MMBtu
  • Methodology for scoring
  • LNG imports and reloads broken down by country and terminal
  • Comprehensive documents list and how-to guide for accessing capacity
  • Technical specifications at LNG terminals

For media inquiries, contact:
Ed Cox
Editor – Global LNG
T: +44 (0) 207 911 1772

Josie Shillito
Deputy editor, Global LNG
T: +44 (0) 207 911 1921

Tara Sabanandan
Marketing Manager
T: +44 (0) 207 911 1713


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