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LNG White Paper: 2017 LNG production up by 12%

LNG White Paper: 2017 LNG production up by 12%

After a limited increase in 2016, global LNG production jumped in 2017. But new volume was readily absorbed, largely by East Asia, with prices supported by rising oil.

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.

Market update: China launches national emissions trading scheme (ETS)

Market update: China launches national emissions trading scheme (ETS)

The long-awaited world’s largest emissions trading scheme (ETS), the Chinese national ETS, was launched on Tuesday 19 December.

In this white paper, ICIS looks at the impact this scheme may have on the Chinese carbon market.

Latest Natural Gas Information

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

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.

Gas market highlight: Zeebrugge-NBP basis gas trade recovers after barren July

Gas market highlight: Zeebrugge-NBP basis gas trade recovers after barren July

Trading of the spread between Belgian Zeebrugge and British NBP Day-ahead natural gas contracts - known as the basis - has shown signs of recovery at the start of August after being at historic lows during July, data shows.

ICIS market reporter, Alex Thackrah, looks at the key pricing and fundamental factors which have shaped trading of the basis in the past few weeks, and analyses why this summer’s trading patterns are so different to previous years.

 



 

Carbon

Market update: China launches national emissions trading scheme (ETS)

Market update: China launches national emissions trading scheme (ETS)

The long-awaited world’s largest emissions trading scheme (ETS), the Chinese national ETS, was launched on Tuesday 19 December.

In this white paper, ICIS looks at the impact this scheme may have on the Chinese carbon market.

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.

EU ETS White Paper: Brexit risks for the European carbon market

EU ETS White Paper: Brexit risks for the European carbon market

This White Paper, provides a scenario-based assessment analysing the impact of Britain’s exit on the EU ETS market balance and as well as our mid-term outlook for EU Allowance (EUA) prices. We found that the most bearish EUA price risk is associated with a scenario where the lead time between the announcement of Brexit and the actual end of compliance obligations for UK installations is reduced to a minimum, and when Brexit takes place before the end of phase three in 2020.

Latest LNG Information

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.

LNG White Paper: 2017 LNG production up by 12%

LNG White Paper: 2017 LNG production up by 12%

After a limited increase in 2016, global LNG production jumped in 2017. But new volume was readily absorbed, largely by East Asia, with prices supported by rising oil.

LNG Markets Analysis: European outages boost Asian spot LNG

LNG Markets Analysis: European outages boost Asian spot LNG

Spot LNG prices for east Asia and Europe climbed higher across the past month as the key buyers in the two regions moved further into winter, with gas supply problems in Europe providing a sharp boost higher towards the end of the period.

Latest Power Information

Market Insight: The Irish integrated single electricity market (I-SEM)

Market Insight: The Irish integrated single electricity market (I-SEM)

The new integrated single electricity market (I-SEM) – which is due to go live in May 2018 – will allow trading over a greatly increased number of delivery periods, including a balancing market, day-ahead and a forward market.

In this market insight, ICIS sheds light on the full redesign of the all-island Irish power market, which is taking place to ensure it adheres to EU legislation.

Infographic: 4M power markets in central Europe see increased liquidity amid volatile prices

Infographic: 4M power markets

The Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Romania make up the 4M market coupling project. These nations have experienced an increase in traded volume over the last few months compared to last year. In Romania, however, a surge in January liquidity was followed by a sharp drop in traded volume.

This infographic shows the year-on-year changes in OTC traded volume across the 4M markets and the reasons for these movements.

Europe goes renewable – the evolution of renewable subsidy schemes

Europe goes renewable – the evolution of renewable subsidy schemes

With this market insight paper, ICIS explores the different paths that Germany, Poland and the UK have chosen on their way to achieving their renewable targets and a cost reduction for the installation of renewable technologies.

Latest Crude oil Information

Is China driving the global oil markets?

Is China driving the global oil markets?

ICIS takes a closer look at China’s oil demand and how the country’s position as a leading crude buyer has helped mop up the global oil supply glut. While OECD countries have been struggling to reduce their crude inventories, China has steadily increased its own stocks in a bid to secure its own supply.

Will oil demand match the sluggish supply downtrend?

Will oil demand match the sluggish supply downtrend?

OPEC’s efforts to curtail supply and bring the global oil markets back into balance has started to materialise, with reported inventories moving closer to their five-year average.

Download: Insights on Chinese oil supply and demand

Insights on Chinese oil supply and demand

China has overtaken the US as the world’s top crude importer. At the same time, as more independent refiners are starting up in China, there is now a supply glut in distillates, resulting in China now exporting.

Access a presentation covering insights on the impact of China’s rising oil demand and surplus on international market players.