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Going Long on Coal Front-Year/Year+2 Spread Tends to Pay Off

Going Long on Coal Front-Year/Year+2 Spread Tends to Pay Off

Over the course of six out of the past eight years – including all of the past five – the Rotterdam coal front year has gained more (or lost less) than the year+2 contract.

In this infographic, ICIS market reporter, William Peck, shows movements in the spreads between the two contracts over this period, and looks ahead to determine whether the pattern will repeat this year.

DOWNLOAD NOW: Global Outlook for Plastics (2015-2030)

DOWNLOAD NOW: Global Outlook for Plastics (2015-2030)

As China’s outlook darkens, the competitive landscape is fast evolving for global plastics. Industry players must review their strategy and seek new sources of growth.

  • Which commodities offer the biggest growth potential?
  • How long will current global conditions of low costs and high volatility last?
  • What factors are driving new assets in polymers? Where will these be located?

This outlook piece will answer these questions and more, offering insights into market developments and the global outlook for 2015.

Energy markets in flux – Infographic

Energy markets in flux – Infographic

Get a retrospective outlook for key energy markets including Oil; Carbon, Coal, and Power.

Top 100 Chemical Companies - Regional Leaders 2014

Top 100 Chemical Companies - Regional Leaders 2014

The ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies list provides you with a further dissection and analysis of the Top 100 Chemical Companies. 

 It includes the Top 10 chemical companies in each region with detailed analysis and comprehensive commentary. This feature is published annually in ICIS Chemical Business.

ICIS Power Index (IPI)

ICIS Power Index (IPI)

The ICIS Power Index (IPI) gives homes and businesses an insight into price trends on the UK wholesale electricity market.

The IPI is published daily by ICIS, an independent authority on UK electricity market pricing, and is available at no charge.

New EPTR: Market developments and key trends for Europe’s power sector

New EPTR: Market developments and key trends for Europe’s power sector

The European Power Trading Report (EPTR) covers quarterly updates on key market insights for 14 different European countries.

Gain access to the widest range of established markets, but also developing European Power markets ,such as Romania, Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey.

The Market Stability Reserve (MSR) – A White Paper for an optimised approach

The Market Stability Reserve (MSR) – A White Paper for an optimised approach

In this white paper we put forward our proposal for an optimised MSR that would enables the EU ETS to promote reductions in greenhouse gas emissions in the most cost-effective and economically efficient manner.

We believe our proposed approach is able to handle a broad array of emission regimes (including high emissions scenarios) whilst preserving the integrity of the EU ETS carbon price signal.

New whitepaper discussing developments and opportunities in China’s growing LNG market

New whitepaper discussing developments and opportunities in China’s growing LNG market

The Chinese government has been offering firm support to aid the development of the LNG sector, bringing about an increase in investment opportunities throughout the country.

Download this free whitepaper to gain a better understanding of China’s LNG supply and demand, import capacity and construction of new terminals.  

US fertilizer outlook remains positive despite weakening demand: Mosaic

US Fertilizer Outlook

Mosaic’s long-term outlook for the fertilizer industry remains positive, despite declining fundamentals for crop nutrients, CEO James Prokopanko said.

ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies

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The ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies 2015 listing highlights the top players in the global chemical industry.

Most chemical companies found it difficult to generate top line and profit growth in 2015 following a strong performance in 2014. 

Chemicals

Easy access to a host of downloadable ICIS Chemical resources; including:

Energy

Easy access to a host of downloadable ICIS Energy resources; including:

Fertilizers

Easy access to a host of downloadable ICIS Fertilizer resources; including:

 

Featured Content

ICIS Chemical Profile: Middle East Polyols

ICIS Chemical Profile: Middle East Polyols

Read the latest chemical profile by ICIS markets editor, Izham Ahmad, which provides an overview of uses, technology, supply/demand and prices for Middle East polyols to help you make more informed business decisions in 2018.

ICIS live carbon webinar

ICIS live carbon webinar

Join our carbon and power experts Philip Ruf, Stefan Feuchtinger and Yann Andreassen on Thursday 26th April at 2pm BST, where they will be discussing:

  • Reasons for the carbon market bull-run
  • What role compliance players’ behaviour plays
  • Impact on equity investments
  • Impact on fuel switching
  • Changed supply-demand balance and price sensitivities
  • Forecast and outlook on the EUA market

White paper: What is the potential impact of the Trump administration on the US energy industry?

White paper: What is the potential impact of the Trump administration on the US energy industry?

ICIS takes a closer look at how key sectors within the US energy industry were shaped by the Obama administration and what the potential market impact could be under the helm of President Donald Trump.

What's New from ICIS

ICIS Top 100 chemical companies 2017

ICIS Top 100 chemical companies 2017

ICIS is pleased to present the top 100 chemical companies of 2017. Based on 2016 sales, the list highlights the largest and most influential companies on earth.

ICIS at NPE 2018

ICIS at NPE 2018

ICIS will be exhibiting at NPE 2018, 7-11 May, in Orlando Florida.

Stop by booth #S16037 to discover how we can help you navigate through the continued changes in the plastics markets.

  • Collect your free copy of our newly published trade flow maps
  • Discover our new analytics solutions
  • Find out more about our worldwide consulting services
  • And so much more

ICIS IPI 2017 Q4 / 2018 Q1 Analysis: UK wholesale energy price rise puts pressure on household bills

ICIS IPI 2017 Q4 / 2018 Q1 Analysis: UK wholesale energy price rise puts pressure on household bills

UK wholesale energy prices hit four-year highs on the forward products most regularly traded by energy companies during the winter, the ICIS Power Index reveals, as number of supply problems combined with the ‘Beast from the East’, increasing fundamental risk in the traded markets

 



 

ICIS Webinar: The EU ETS Post-2020 reform and its impacts untangled, 11th December at 14

ICIS Webinar: The EU ETS Post-2020 reform and its impacts untangled, 11th December at 14

In this webinar, our senior analysts Marcus Ferdinand and Stefan Feuchtinger will explain how the agreed revision will change the fundamental structure of the carbon market and explain why carbon prices will gain importance for the wider energy complex.

Market Insight: Mexico’s mid-term power auctions predict rising 2018 capacity prices despite disappointing results

ICIS Special Publication: Benzene – Will the US find enough?

Mexico’s first mid-term auction closed in early March, just days after the announcement of the final capacity (potencia) balancing market price was revealed for 2017.

While the results of the auction were disappointing given the lack of deals, the one transaction which cleared the auction implied rising price expectations for potencia contracts through 2018 compared to the previous year.

ICIS Special Publication: Benzene – Will the US find enough?

ICIS Special Publication: Benzene – Will the US find enough?

China has become the largest benzene importing country in the world, overtaking the US. In addition, the US is having to compete for benzene imports from global markets, as China increases its domestic demand.

With these major developments, the question now is: Will the US manage to find enough benzene-and if not, what effects could that have on the US benzene market?

Find out by downloading the latest ICIS special publication produced by our ICIS Consulting and Analytics team.

 



 

Plastic Resin Producers' Move to Circular Economy is Just the Start

Plastic Resin Producers' Move to Circular Economy is Just the Start

Public opinion and political power heightened pressure on the petrochemical industry in the past year to adapt to circular economy and recycling needs. However, plastic resin producers began their moves towards these goals prior to 2017 by buying new capacities, redesigning packaging and bringing out new products.

Were these steps sufficient to achieve the sustainability targets set out by the European Commission in its Plastic Strategy launch?

Download this market insight by Pavle Popovic to find out more.

Market insight: Global toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) supply tightness boosts price hike

Market insight: Global toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) supply tightness boosts price hike

Production issues have continued to plague the toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) global supply chain at a time when many markets are facing tightness domestically.

This market insight takes a look at how TDI prices in the Middle East region have been pushing toward the record highs of late 2017.

Market Insight: Mining investors dig Nutrien; ICL UK plans potash parting

Market Insight: Mining investors dig Nutrien; ICL UK plans potash parting

What impact could the slow decline of Israel Chemicals’ Boulby operation in the UK, and the rise of Canadian agricultural giant Nutrien, have on the global muriate of potash (MOP) industry?

Find out by downloading the latest ICIS Fertilizer market insight, by markets editor Andy Hemphill.

 



 

Britain’s Gas Tariff Overhaul

Britain’s Gas Tariff Overhaul

The British wholesale natural gas market is undergoing an overhaul of the tariff system which governs the cost of bringing gas into and out of the network. These changes will influence competition between supply, the efficiency of network investment, cross-border trade and security of supply.

ICIS discusses the current charging process, the reasons why the industry have proposed an overhaul, and how the changes could potentially impact supply patterns across Europe.

US Polypropylene Trade Flows 2016 and 2017

US Polypropylene Trade Flows 2016 and 2017

Capacity changes in the global market and changes in demand have resulted in shifts in import and export trade flows for the US polypropylene market.

Download the latest ICIS trade flow map for information on US polypropylene imports and exports for 2016 and 2017.

US Propylene Trade Flows 2016 and 2017

US Propylene Trade Flows 2016 and 2017

Capacity changes in the global market and changes in demand have resulted in shifts in import and export trade flows for the US Propylene market.

Download the latest ICIS trade flow map for information on US propylene imports and exports for 2016 and 2017.

 



 

US Ethylene Trade Flows 2016 and 2017

US Ethylene Trade Flows 2016 and 2017

Capacity changes in the global market and changes in demand have resulted in shifts in import and export trade flows for the US ethylene market.

Download the latest ICIS trade flow map for information on US ethylene imports and exports for 2016 and 2017.

US Polyvinyl Chloride Trade Flows 2016 and 2017

US Polyvinyl Chloride Trade Flows 2016 and 2017

Capacity changes in the global market and changes in demand have resulted in shifts in import and export trade flows for the US polyvinyl chloride market.

Download the latest ICIS trade flow map for information on US pvc imports and exports for 2016 and 2017.

Market Insight: Will laws protect Mexico’s energy reforms after 2018 elections?

Market Insight: Will laws protect Mexico’s energy reforms after 2018 elections?

Mexican presidential aspirants have begun gearing up for the 2018 campaign season. The question yet to be answered: how will Mexico’s 2018 elections impact the progress already made in liberalizing the country’s energy markets?

Find out whether Mexico’s laws are sufficiently robust to protect the country’s energy reforms and the related gas and power investments.

 



 

Liquidity Development at Balkan Day-Ahead Power Exchanges

Liquidity Development at Balkan Day-Ahead Power Exchanges

While the electricity markets in the Balkans have been developing in recent years, day-ahead volumes traded through the local exchanges are still relatively low, with most of the liquidity remaining with the benchmark HUPX.

In this infographic, ICIS tracks the changes in liquidity of Balkan day-ahead power exchanges from 2016 to 2017, and indicates countries yet to launch an exchange.

US Butadiene Trade Flows 2016 and 2017

US Butadiene Trade Flows 2016 and 2017

Capacity changes in the global market and changes in demand have resulted in shifts in import and export trade flows for the US butadiene market.

Download the latest ICIS trade flow map for information on US butadiene imports and exports for 2016 and 2017.

Polymer Sustainability Challenges

Polymer Sustainability Challenges

Would our lives be really that much worse if we had to buy a re-usable cup and remember to take it with us every time we visit an espresso bar? Will sustainability replace globalisation as the biggest value driver for the polymers industry?

Download this insight by ICIS Consultant John Richardson to find out about the challenges faced by the new EU Plastics Strategy.

 



 

US Polyethylene Trade Flows 2016 and 2017

US Polyethylene Trade Flows 2016 and 2017

Capacity changes in the global market and changes in demand have resulted in shifts in import and export trade flows for the US polyethylene market.

Download the latest ICIS trade flow map for information on US polyethylene imports and exports for 2016 and 2017.

Plastic Packaging and the Circular Economy

Plastic Packaging and the Circular Economy

The world won’t do without plastics but producers, converters, retailers and consumers are being prodded into doing more with less.

Download this insight by Nigel Davis, reporting on the increased global use of plastic packaging, as this topic is more closely scrutinised.

US benzene trade flow map 2016 and 2017

Tightness in US benzene supply may ease in q1

Expanding capacity in the global market and changes in demand have resulted in shifts in import and export trade flows for the US benzene market.

Download the latest ICIS infographic, to find out where and how much benzene in the US was imported and exported in 2016 and 2017.

 



 

Infographic: Will European base oil prices see support from refinery outages in 2018?

Infographic: Will European base oil prices see support from refinery outages in 2018?

Last year base oil prices in Europe saw support from refinery outages. With scheduled maintenance expected this year, will the uptrend continue this year?

This infographic by ICIS experts Vicky Ellis and Sarah Trinder looks at the correlation between refinery maintenance season, plant outages and price increases to identify trends. Download a copy and understand how these changes affect the base oils market.

Market Insight: Messy US glycerine market and tightening supply

Market Insight: Messy US glycerine market and tightening supply

Whether you’re a buyer concerned about prices, a trader wanting to stay informed on changing trade flows and market dynamics, or a seller wanting to understand import and supply issues, this Market Insight on the US glycerine unexpected fight for market share is a must-read.

Download this insight piece by senior editor-manager Leela Landress Perez.

Weak UK Renewable Heat Policy Keeps Gas Demand Buoyant

Weak UK Renewable Heat Policy Keeps Gas Demand Buoyant

The UK’s approach to renewable heat targets means gas is likely to remain the cornerstone of residential and commercial heating demand for the next decade and beyond.

This market insight by senior reporter, Henry Evans, explores how the government’s attempts to meet EU targets for renewal electricity has overshadowed renewable and transport targets.

 



 

European Polyolefins Outlook 2018

European Polyolefins Outlook 2018

Linda Naylor explores the challenges , threats and opportunities that lie ahead for the polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) markets for 2018. In particular, potential impact of the new North American capacities on the European PE market.

Going Long on Coal Front-Year/Year+2 Spread Tends to Pay Off

Going Long on Coal Front-Year/Year+2 Spread Tends to Pay Off

Over the course of six out of the past eight years – including all of the past five – the Rotterdam coal front year has gained more (or lost less) than the year+2 contract.

In this infographic, ICIS market reporter, William Peck, shows movements in the spreads between the two contracts over this period, and looks ahead to determine whether the pattern will repeat this year.

Fertilizer Global Outlook: What to expect from the fertilizer markets in 2018

Fertilizer Global Outlook: What to expect from the fertilizer markets in 2018

Price volatility was evident throughout 2017 in most fertilizer markets, but with the new year upon us there are many questions that linger.

What do the next 12 months have in store for producers, traders and buyers?

How will each segment absorb new capacity or satisfy additional demand?

Find out by downloading this year’s Global Fertilizer Market Outlook.

 



 

Mexico Energy Outlook 2018

Mexico Energy Outlook 2018

Mexico’s energy reform has entered into its sixth and most decisive year yet, as the country gears up for a presidential election in July 2018, against the backdrop of ongoing renegotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with the US and Canada.

As the leading information provider for the Mexican gas and power markets, ICIS is pleased to provide you with the Mexico Energy Outlook covering the most important milestones and development stages for both sectors through 2018.

ICIS Global Chemicals Outlook 2018 Series

ICIS Global Chemicals Outlook 2018 Series

It comes as no surprise that petrochemicals markets were in disarray in 2017. Hurricane Harvey made landfall in the US but had a global effect on the markets. With the dawn of a new year, it’s important to understand what happened in the markets in 2017 and get a glimpse of what to expect in 2018.

ICIS is delighted to announce the launch of the 2018 global chemical outlook magazines. These publications provide a detailed overview of 2017 and the outlook for the next 12 months for the key chemical markets listed below.

EU’s plastics policies and impact on petrochemicals markets

EU’s plastics policies and impact on petrochemicals markets

Proposals for the first ever Europe wide strategy on plastic waste* were launched in January, aiming to commit to total plastic packaging recyclability or reusability by 2030.

ICIS news has been following this developing story closely, reporting on how the proposed strategy will affect the demand of primary plastics as well as what possible opportunities there may be to develop new products and feedstock streams.

 



 

European Natural Gas Outlook 2018

European Natural Gas Outlook 2018

Download the outlook for an insight into several large natural gas projects, including two market mergers, which could reshape the current trading landscape, as well as the resumption of supply from Russia to Ukraine, which has the potential to shake the market in central Europe and reshape the trading landscape.

Free Download: Asia PP & PE Forecast Webinar

Free Download: Asia PP & PE Forecast Webinar

ICIS hosted a webinar, providing an overview of the trading activities for Asian polyolefins, a forecast of how the Asia markets will evolve in terms of pricing and margins, as well as a supply and demand outlook in 2018.

Further enhancements to ICIS’ styrenic resins coverage

Further enhancements to ICIS’ styrenic resins coverage

With China being the main buyer of both Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) and Polystyrene (PS), as well as a net exporter of Expandable Polystyrene (EPS), shifts in domestic supply, demand and especially prices have significant impact on global markets.

To reflect current market activity, ICIS has enhanced its pricing coverage of Asian styrenic resins to include DEL (delivered) East China prices. Together with the spot prices and commentary on drivers such as feedstock, bids, offers and production news, the newly enhanced report ensures you have the data you need to make your commercial decisions.

 



 

European Power Outlook 2018

European Power Outlook 2018

Electricity markets are likely to be shaken up by various country-specific policies as well as EU-wide projects.

Download the European Power Outlook 2018 for an understanding of the crucial supply, demand and regulation changes which could impact power prices and market liquidity at a country-by-country level.

New Petrochemicals Plant Capacity and Expansions in Europe

New Petrochemicals Plant Capacity and Expansions in Europe

For the last five years, the European chemicals industry has faced uncertainty, with some financiers referring to the European economy as ‘structurally damaged’. Yet, despite previous announcements of closures of European petrochemicals plants, for many companies, 2017 was better-than-expected.

This infographic and market insight piece by European News Editor, Jonathan Lopez, represents the new plant capacity and expansions for the European petrochemicals market in years to come.

Going, Going, Groningen...

Going, Going, Groningen...

Production from Europe’s largest onshore gas field – Groningen – was thrust into the spotlight in early January following a major gas extraction-related earthquake.

Download this market insight by senior market reporter, Alex Thackrah, to understand what the impact of the reduced Groningen output could be for the Dutch TTF hub - Europe’s most liquid gas market.

 



 

Blockchain's Impact on Energy Trading

Blockchain's Impact on Energy Trading

The blockchain hype train arrived in the traded commodity space in a big way during 2017, with its potential for disruption jumped on by some of the biggest wholesale traders.

Download this market insight by our ICIS editors to understand just how realistic is it to expect a major disruption in the short term for energy trading.

US polyethylene oversupply could have mixed impact in Latin America

US polyethylene oversupply could have mixed impact in Latin America

New polyethylene (PE) production coming online in the US Gulf in the first quarter of 2018 could bring oversupply of product in Latin America, but the impact on each country will be different, considering that the regional economies are on different stages of development and have different import tariffs.

Download the ICIS outlook article by editor-in-chief George Martin

US propylene production set to expand in 2018

US propylene production set to expand in 2018

With the start-up of new propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit and several crackers, propylene capacity in the US is set to expand in 2018, while downstream capacity remains steady.

Find out more about the US propylene market in the latest ICIS outlook article written by markets editor Jessie Waldheim.

 



 

Asia PP and PE Forecast Webinar

Asia PP and PE Forecast Webinar

Join ICIS in this free webinar which provides an overview of the trading activities for Asian polyolefins, a forecast of how the Asia markets will evolve in terms of pricing and margins, as well as a supply and demand outlook in 2018.

Katherine Sale reports on the MMA Outlook for 2018

Katherine Sale reports on the MMA Outlook for 2018

The global methyl methacrylate (MMA) market is bracing itself for further disruptions in 2018 after 2017 left prices soaring, amid higher demand worldwide and production problems.

Read the Market Outlook to see the areas of opportunity and growth for MMA in 2018.

Market Insight: Mexican state companies to launch new LNG import project

Market Insight: Mexican state companies to launch new LNG import project

Despite the ongoing import pipeline capacity build out from the US, Mexico’s natural gas demand shows no signs of abating. In a bid to stabilise the supply picture in the country’s Southeast, state companies CFE and Pemex are now eyeing LNG as a temporary solution until new pipeline infrastructure comes online.

 



 

Tightness in US benzene supply may ease in q1

Tightness in US benzene supply may ease in q1

US benzene supply concerns may see some easing in the first quarter of 2018, following a strong rise in prices during the fourth quarter of 2017, driven by the prompt supply shortages.

Zachary Moore, deputy managing editor, details in this ICIS outlook articles what to expect from the US benzene market in 2018.

US PVC bullish in new year on rising demand

US PVC bullish in new year on rising demand

The US polyvinyl chloride (PVC) market anticipates a strong year in 2018, on the rising demand to repair and rebuild the damages from the three Category 4 hurricanes that made landfall in the US in 2017 and a series of wildfires that have consumed nearly 10,000 homes and other structures in California.

In this ICIS outlook article, senior editor Bill Bowen discusses the factors that will contribute to the PVC demand in the US.

Outlook: Increasing US BD supply putting pressure on sellers

Outlook: Increasing US BD supply putting pressure on sellers

Domestic supply of butadiene (BD) in 2018 is expected to increase on the start-up of several new crackers, putting pressure on domestic BD producers to increase their market share.

In this ICIS outlook article, senior editor John Dietrich examines the effects of the increased US domestic supply on the global BD market.

 



 

Outlook: US fatty alcohols could see supply pinch

Outlook: US fatty alcohols could see supply pinch

The US fatty alcohol market in 2018 could see supply pose as much a driver as feedstocks, a shift from the upstream feedstock volatility that dominated 2017.

Download the outlook article by senior editor Judith Taylor as she discusses what else is in store for the US fatty alcohols market.

Outlook: America’s base oil industry moves into increasing Group III use

Outlook: America’s base oil industry moves into increasing Group III use

The Americas base oil industry is moving strongly into Group III base stock use in 2018 as new vehicle engines will require more of the light viscosity oils.

Based upon this growing need for light viscosity base oils, 2018 will see additional Group III enter the Americas base oil market in both production and commercial presence.

Senior editor, Judith Taylor provides a glimpse of what is expected in the Americas base oils market in this latest outlook piece.

US isocyanate buyers are hoping to see improved supply conditions in 2018

US isocyanate buyers are hoping to see improved supply conditions in 2018

US isocyanate buyers are hoping to see improved supply conditions in 2018, after both methyl di-p-phenylene and toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) markets saw significant price increases over the course of 2017, driven by persistent supply tightness.

In this ICIS outlook article, editor Zachary Moore discusses supply conditions in the isocyanates market and what to expect in 2018.

 



 

White paper: Post-2020 reform - status quo or seismic shift?

White paper: Post-2020 reform - status quo or seismic shift?

The Post-2020 reform sets the framework of the EU carbon market from 2021-2030. It contains several important provisions that are likely to have an impact on the market as early as 2018.

European polymers calmer at year-end but PE imports promise disruption

European polymers calmer at year-end but PE imports promise disruption

European polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) players are set to close 2017 in calmer waters, after nervous sentiment caused by cracker shutdowns at the beginning of the year.

But will this sentiment be short-lived?

Linda Naylor reports on the strength of the economy for PP and PE markets.

Winds of change in the polyolefins market

Winds of change in the polyolefins market

Significant changes can be expected in the global polyolefins market in 2018.

In North America, all eyes are on the long-term impact of Hurricane Harvey on supplies, while in Asia, the success or otherwise of Chi­na’s economic reforms will have a huge bearing on consumption. In Europe, supply and demand are driving the market, which is expected to remain healthy into 2018.

 



 

ICIS Webinar: Welcome to the WCI: Why Ontario's inclusion may change the California-Quebec outlook

ICIS Webinar: Welcome to the WCI: Why Ontario's inclusion may change the California-Quebec outlook

Ontario’s planned linkage with the California-Quebec cap-and-trade program in January 2018 will have short and long-term impacts for the economy-wide carbon program. ICIS analysts will discuss how the Canadian province’s entrance can have tangible impacts on California-Quebec counterparties and how the existing program will impact Ontario entities joining for the first time.

How temperature within the UK and France has an effect on energy demand

How temperature within the UK and France has an effect on energy demand

ICIS analysis has found that an average daily temperature of below 9°C in the UK and France is the tipping point as to where wholesale power and gas prices have started to rise over the last three years.

This infographic shows how cooler temperatures impact energy demand in the UK and France, and the effect they have on pricing.

Mounting uncertainty over French nuclear supply

Mounting uncertainty over French nuclear supply

France's nuclear fleets have been scrutinised by regulators this year and last over safety issues. Initial schedules to bring the plants back online have not been kept to as shown in this latest infographic by ICIS.

 



 

Gas projects in southeast Europe and Turkey

Gas projects in southeast Europe and Turkey

Turkey and southeast European countries have been struggling to diversify their natural gas resources and supply routes. Over the years, numerous projects have been initiated – but many have fallen through either due to lack of commercial viability, complex regional politics or changing global conditions.

View the latest infographic by ICIS to see which projects are approaching their commissioning date

Free Download: Asia MTBE Trade Flow (2015-2017)

Asia MTBE Trade Flow (2015-2017)

ICIS produced a free infographic providing a complete view of the key exporters and a comparative view of trade flows in the Asian MTBE markets from 2015-2017. Download this free resource now to get a glimpse of the likely direction for 2018.

Infographic: US butadiene: the potential for growing supply

Infographic: US butadiene: the potential for growing supply

In this ICIS infographic, ICIS takes a look at how much additional BD production is possible if all upcoming ethylene projects are built.

 



 

China Natural Gas Annual Report

China Natural Gas Annual Report

Identity and assess investment opportunities with the 2017-2018 version of the ICIS China Natural Gas Annual Report.

With the upcoming version of the ICIS China Natural Gas Annual Report, you are guaranteed the most accurate data and insights needed to identify and assess investment opportunities in China, by gaining access to a 2017 market overview, as well as a supply and demand forecast for 2018–2022.

Market Insight: Tight supply to continue for most fertilizer products in q4 as demand remains steady

Market Insight: Tight supply to continue for most fertilizer products in q4 as demand remains steady

In this market insight, the ICIS fertilizer team takes a look at the supply-demand scenario for the final three months of the year and the main developments that are expected to affect all products in the fourth quarter of 2017.

NEW LAUNCH - China Oil and Refinery Annual Reports

China Oil and Refinery Annual Reports

Keeping up with China’s fast-moving oil and refining sector, which has limited transparency, may remain challenging. Will the strong Chinese appetite for imported crude continue in the coming years and how will independent refineries adapt with the increasingly competitive Chinese refinery industry?

Gain a complete view of China’s oil and refining industry with the latest edition of our annual reports. Access unrivalled data and analysis for the world’s top crude oil importer, ensuring you have the information you need for your investment and commercial strategies.

 



 

European Energy Market Winter Outlook 2017

European Energy Market Winter Outlook 2017

While important lessons were learnt at the beginning of this year when unprecedented price spikes hit energy markets, some of the issues that allowed the price spikes to occur have cropped up again.

Will the European energy markets pull through this winter unscathed?

European energy traders face a mixed standpoint as described in the ICIS European Energy Market Winter Outlook 2017, download your copy to find out more.

Market Insight: Europe PE prices lower for November

Market Insight: Europe PE prices lower for November

European PE buyers have been able to achieve lower prices in November, despite higher upstream naphtha costs. As producers’ margins are compromised, can this trend continue?

Find out in the latest insight piece by ICIS senior editor Linda Naylor.

New Report-  ICIS Methanol Global Price Forecast Report

ICIS Methanol Global Price Forecast Report

ICIS has launched a global methanol price forecast report with a rolling 6-month price forecast and market outlook, covering trade balances, analysis and a review of trading activity. The report includes ex-tank and ex-works China, CFR China, southeast Asia and US contract prices to help you understand where the methanol markets are headed, and to know the best time to trade.