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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.

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.

Q3 LNG supply gains 10% on year on US, Australian projects

Q3 LNG supply gains 10% on year on US, Australian projects

Global LNG supplies increased 10% on the year in the third quarter of 2017 to 72.4 million tonnes, according to the latest data from market intelligence platform LNG Edge. There were significant increases from Australia, which increased output by 22% to 14.4m tonnes, and from the US Sabine Pass facility, where output increased 162% to 2.9m tonnes as new production trains came onstream.

Latest Natural Gas Information

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.

Market highlight: Rough surplus boosts Dutch H-gas exports to Germany

Market highlight: Rough surplus boosts Dutch H-gas exports to Germany

Dutch high-calorific natural gas (H-gas) exports to Germany are on course to hit a more than a two-year high in July and forward prices suggest strong flows will persist through August as well.

In the latest market highlight, ICIS looks at the key structural drivers behind this change in flow patterns and the likelihood of whether the trend will continue.

Special feature: China LNG & Gas H1 Market Review 2017

China Gas and LNG H1 Market Review 2017

China remains one of the most influential players across the globe; changes in supply, demand and prices have a substantial impact on regional and global markets. What are the factors driving the Chinese gas and LNG markets and are we expecting this trend to continue in second half of the year?

Download this free White Paper for an in-depth analysis of prices, supply, demand and production in the country, as well as a snapshot of where the industry is headed in the second half of the year.

 



 

Latest LNG Information

Q3 LNG supply gains 10% on year on US, Australian projects

Q3 LNG supply gains 10% on year on US, Australian projects

Global LNG supplies increased 10% on the year in the third quarter of 2017 to 72.4 million tonnes, according to the latest data from market intelligence platform LNG Edge. There were significant increases from Australia, which increased output by 22% to 14.4m tonnes, and from the US Sabine Pass facility, where output increased 162% to 2.9m tonnes as new production trains came onstream.

Free Whitepaper: China’s gas use to spur LNG growth

Free Whitepaper: China’s gas use to spur LNG growth

Download the free whitepaper which highlights China’s rising LNG demand and the implications to regional market players. Key topics covered in this whitepaper includes:

  • LNG demand drivers in 2017
  • Strong demand supports imports
  • LNG buying behavior shifts
  • Strong demand supports imports
  • The rise in competition
  • The state of LNG terminals

China’s LNG importers undeterred by lower city-gate gas price

China’s LNG importers undeterred by lower city-gate gas price

The latest cut in China’s city-gate gas prices will continue to boost domestic consumption, which should support demand for LNG imports.

This analysis looks at how the price reduction will affect Chinese LNG importers’ buying behaviour in the short term.

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

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.

China Oil & Refining H1 Market Review 2017

China remains one of the most influential players across the globe; changes in supply, demand and prices have a substantial impact on regional and global markets. What are the factors driving the Chinese oil and refining and are we expecting this trend to continue in second half of the year?

Download this free White Paper for an in-depth analysis of prices, supply, demand and production in the country, as well as a snapshot of where the industry is headed in the second half of the year.