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Infographic: Implications of Ontario’s exit on WCI

Infographic: Implications of Ontario’s exit on WCI

Ontario Premier-Designate Doug Ford took the first steps to pull the Canadian province from the program on 15 June.

Download this infographic to learn more about the near- and long-term implications on the Western Climate Initiative.

Players bullish on US gas into Mexico despite uncertainty

Players bullish on US gas into Mexico despite uncertainty

Despite the uncertainty generated by delayed natural gas projects and polls consistently favouring Mexico’s left-leaning presidential candidate, participants in Mexico’s midstream sectors remain bullish on the future of US natural gas flows to Mexico.

Find out the latest on Mexico’s major natural gas contract developments and what midstream market participants are thinking about the potential impact of the 2018 elections.

EU ETS Innovation Fund - an underrated carbon price determinant?

EU ETS Innovation Fund - an underrated carbon price determinant?

With the post-2020 EU ETS reform adopted, the implementation of legislations is increasingly under the spotlight.

In this white paper, Lead Carbon and Power Analyst Marcus Ferdinand, takes a look at three different timescales for monetising the 500m allowances reserved for funding innovation projects.

Latest Natural Gas Information

Asian LNG companies look to NBP, TTF for price reference

Asian LNG companies look to NBP, TTF for price reference

Global LNG market supply has been tighter than expected, primarily due to high demand from Asia, as well as strong US deliveries to markets closer to the Americas.

ICIS deputy editor of LNG Europe, Alex Thackrah, discusses why Asian companies are looking to the Dutch TTF and the UK’s NBP for cargoes with flexible destinations.

Energy Demand by Temperature in France and the UK

Energy Demand by Temperature in France and the UK

ICIS analysis found that power and natural gas demand and prices are at their lowest when temperatures reach 17°C in the UK and France. Heating demand is also at its lowest on these days.

This infographic by ICIS market reporter, William Peck, reveals which temperatures have the lowest energy demand in the two countries, and the effect this has on pricing.

Increase in volume of traded natural gas across European hubs boots liquidity

Increase in volume of traded natural gas across European hubs boots liquidity

The volume of natural gas traded during the first quarter of 2018 increased in the major European markets compared with the same period a year before, with a rise in curve activity boosting liquidity.

The April 2018 issue of the European Gas Hub Report gives you an update on the European landscape, with in-depth coverage of prices, liquidity data, trade volumes and developments across 22 gas hubs. Download the summary.

 



 

Carbon

EU ETS Innovation Fund - an underrated carbon price determinant?

EU ETS Innovation Fund - an underrated carbon price determinant?

With the post-2020 EU ETS reform adopted, the implementation of legislations is increasingly under the spotlight.

In this white paper, Lead Carbon and Power Analyst Marcus Ferdinand, takes a look at three different timescales for monetising the 500m allowances reserved for funding innovation projects.

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.

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.

Latest LNG Information

LNG Markets Analysis: Soaring Asia widens spread to Europe

LNG Markets Analysis Soaring Asia widens spread to Europe

Spot LNG prices for East Asia soared during the four weeks from mid-May to mid-June, opening up a wide spread between the European and Asian gas markets, sufficient to encourage traders to look to sell reloads from Europe to the East.

Asian LNG companies look to NBP, TTF for price reference

Asian LNG companies look to NBP, TTF for price reference

Global LNG market supply has been tighter than expected, primarily due to high demand from Asia, as well as strong US deliveries to markets closer to the Americas.

ICIS deputy editor of LNG Europe, Alex Thackrah, discusses why Asian companies are looking to the Dutch TTF and the UK’s NBP for cargoes with flexible destinations.

Spot LNG shows strong gains for June

Spot LNG shows strong gains for June

Spot LNG markers for June-delivery cargoes gained 10% on the month and 40% on the previous year as the market trended upwards during the four weeks from mid-April to mid-May.

Latest Power Information

Energy Demand by Temperature in France and the UK

Energy Demand by Temperature in France and the UK

ICIS analysis found that power and natural gas demand and prices are at their lowest when temperatures reach 17°C in the UK and France. Heating demand is also at its lowest on these days.

This infographic by ICIS market reporter, William Peck, reveals which temperatures have the lowest energy demand in the two countries, and the effect this has on pricing.

Planned electricity interconnector projects in the Nordic region

Planned electricity interconnector projects in the Nordic region

The Nordic countries have initiated a number of electricity interconnector projects, with many to be commissioned in the next four years. The new links will increase opportunities for cross-border trade between Scandinavia, the northwest European markets and the UK.

Our new infographic by ICIS deputy news editor, Chris Somers, presents all of the upcoming Nordic interconnector projects, their capacities and commissioning dates.

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

Latest Crude oil Information

Where will all the US light oil go?

Where will all the US light oil go?

What proportion of the domestically produced volumes can US refiners absorb, and how much can go to global exports based on current demand levels and US export capacity?

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.