ICIS Energy Resources

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.

ICIS publishes European LNG Terminal Access Manual

ICIS publishes European LNG Terminal Access Manual

The European LNG Terminal Access Manual is a how-to guide for gaining LNG capacity in Europe. It provides practical information and ICIS-assessed ratings to help prospective users gain capacity in Europe.

ICIS Webinar: Tracking US LNG and what’s ahead for Europe

ICIS Webinar: Tracking US LNG and what’s ahead for Europe

In this webinar, ICIS editors Ed Cox and Ruth Liao analysed the outlook for US LNG production alongside a short-term summer supply, demand and price view of the European gas markets.

Latest Natural Gas Information

German market comfortable with storage situation

German market comfortable with storage situation

The rate of natural gas injections into German storage facilities hit a four-year high at the start of June, but stock levels remain low. Despite this, market participants canvassed by ICIS predicted sites will be full by the winter.

Storage behaviour has come under the spotlight recently as a cold winter meant storage sites across Europe entered the gas summer emptier than usual. Plus, an outage at Britain’s largest storage site has reshaped gas flow through northwest Europe.

French spark spreads point to high summer gas burn

French spark spreads point to high summer gas burn

Positive spark spreads indicate gas-fired power generation will play a major role in France’s electricity generation sector this summer.

ICIS looks at the key reasons why spark spreads – which indicate when gas-fired generation is profitable against coal – have become more profitable. These include the nuclear generation issues that plagued the French energy markets at the back-end of 2016.

Low European gas stocks offer LNG import opportunity

Low European gas stocks offer LNG import opportunity

A deficit in European natural gas stocks and falling LNG demand in Asia has pushed the Dutch TTF market and Asian LNG prices closer together, offering some opportunities for LNG cargoes to fill the storage gap in Europe.

Pipeline imports from Norway and Russia typically supply the majority of Europe’s gas demand requirements, but LNG deliveries can also play a prominent role.

 



 

Latest LNG Information

LNG Markets Analysis: South American spot LNG rises as Asia drifts lower

LNG Markets Analysis: South American spot LNG rises as Asia drifts lower

Spot LNG prices in east Asia have drifted lower over the past month, but renewed buying interest from South American countries to cover winter demand in the southern hemisphere pulled up LNG prices for the southwest Atlantic.

Rising Opportunities Within China’s LNG Import Market

LNG and Gas market whitepaper

China’s LNG imports are expected to reach 30m tonnes in 2017 due to robust demand for natural gas, reduced piped gas imports and healthy LNG import margins.

Download this free White Paper for a comprehensive review of China’s LNG import market and the challenges and opportunities that arose with this industry development.

Qatar Diplomatic Crisis: Implications for global LNG and petrochemicals

Qatar Diplomatic Crisis: Implications for global LNG and petrochemicals

Our global team of ICIS experts review the immediate impact on the LNG and petchems markets to help you stay informed on the latest developments and how this may affect you and your business.

Latest Power Information

Infographic: German-Austrian power price zone due to split in 2018

Infographic: German-Austrian power price zone due to split in 2018

This infographic looks at what loop flows are, the likely impacts of the zone being split and the next steps for reaching a final decision on the matter.

Infographic: Power prices surged across Europe in winter 2016/17

Infographic: Power prices surged across Europe in winter 2016/17

Power prices surged across Europe in winter 2016/17 due to cold weather and nuclear outages.

France was the epicentre of the outages and some of the nuclear fleet remains offline. There was a knock-on impact on prices across the region as France is western Europe’s biggest electricity exporter.

ICIS looks at the fundamental factors which could determine system tightness.

ICIS Video: What is the outlook for the European energy markets this winter?

ICIS Video: What is the outlook for the European energy markets this winter?

In this latest video, ICIS energy editors Jamie Stewart and Tom Marzec-Manser discuss what could happen on European power and gas markets later in the winter, when temperatures could drop further and boost energy demand.

Latest Crude oil Information

Market highlight: Chinese crude and independent refining industry

Crude Oil and Refining Industry whitepaper

China’s top energy regulator recently put a brake on independent refiners’ crude import accreditation, after nearly three years’ “member initiation” for qualified refineries.

What does this mean to you and your business? Download this free White Paper for the latest developments and a list of Chinese refineries permitted to refine imported crude.

ICIS Infographic: Will the oil output cut extension be enough?

ICIS Infographic: Will the oil output cut extension be enough?

OPEC and some non-OPEC producers agreed to extend a supply-curbing pact to 2018 on 25 May, but will the oil output cut extension be enough?

White paper: Urals grade: A new oil benchmark?

White paper: Urals grade: A new oil benchmark?

In this white paper, ICIS explores if the launch of the Urals Futures – the first Russian-designed oil futures contract – on the Saint-Petersburg International Mercantile Exchange (SPIMEX) in November 2016 could prove a decisive step in achieving what the country sees as an improved, Russian oil pricing mechanism.