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European Power Summer Outlook Snapshot 2018

European Power Summer Outlook Snapshot 2018

Wholesale electricity prices are set to remain on the high side in most European markets this summer, but the risk of price spikes will be mitigated in several countries by better hydropower stocks compared to the previous year.

This Power Summer Outlook Snapshot provides a brief overview of the drivers likely to influence power prices this summer, and an idea of what to expect in the coming months.

European Gas Hub Report Summary Q2 2018

European Gas Hub Report Summary Q2 2018

European natural gas liquidity higher than Q2 2017, across all major markets.

The July 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.

LNG Edge: Q2 2018 Trade Flow Report

LNG Edge: Q2 2018 Trade Flow Report

Global LNG imports increased by 7% year-on-year in the second quarter (Q2) of 2018, with continued strong growth in demand from China. China saw a 40% year-on-year increase in its Q2 imports, slowing a little from the annual growth rate seen over the winter, but still providing a major boost to the global consumption.

Download the LNG Edge: Q2 2018 Trade Flow Report now.

Latest Natural Gas Information

European Gas Hub Report Summary Q2 2018

European Gas Hub Report Summary Q2 2018

European natural gas liquidity higher than Q2 2017, across all major markets.

The July 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.

LNG Edge: Q2 2018 Trade Flow Report

LNG Edge: Q2 2018 Trade Flow Report

Global LNG imports increased by 7% year-on-year in the second quarter (Q2) of 2018, with continued strong growth in demand from China. China saw a 40% year-on-year increase in its Q2 imports, slowing a little from the annual growth rate seen over the winter, but still providing a major boost to the global consumption.

Download the LNG Edge: Q2 2018 Trade Flow Report now.

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.

 



 

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: Asia spot LNG narrows spread to Europe

LNG Markets Analysis: Asia spot LNG narrows spread to Europe

East Asian spot LNG prices fell back from their summer highs over the four weeks from mid-June to mid-July, narrowing the previously wide spread between European and Asian gas markets. More cargoes were becoming available, with tenders from producers including Papua New Guinea’s PNG LNG and Russia’s Sakhalin, and a flurry of reload cargoes drawn from Europe to the east by the high spreads seen the previous month.

LNG Edge: Q2 2018 Trade Flow Report

LNG Edge: Q2 2018 Trade Flow Report

Global LNG imports increased by 7% year-on-year in the second quarter (Q2) of 2018, with continued strong growth in demand from China. China saw a 40% year-on-year increase in its Q2 imports, slowing a little from the annual growth rate seen over the winter, but still providing a major boost to the global consumption.

Download the LNG Edge: Q2 2018 Trade Flow Report now.

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.

Latest Power Information

European Power Summer Outlook Snapshot 2018

European Power Summer Outlook Snapshot 2018

Wholesale electricity prices are set to remain on the high side in most European markets this summer, but the risk of price spikes will be mitigated in several countries by better hydropower stocks compared to the previous year.

This Power Summer Outlook Snapshot provides a brief overview of the drivers likely to influence power prices this summer, and an idea of what to expect in the coming months.

Trends in renewable energy support: is the Spanish case a forerunner for the rest of the EU?

Trends in renewable energy support: is the Spanish case a forerunner for the rest of the EU?

On 12th July 2018 our power and carbon experts, Matthew Jones and Anise Ganbold, presented a live webinar shedding light on the future direction of Spanish energy policy to 2030, putting developments into the wider context of the soon to be agreed EU clean energy package.

Download the webinar recording and slides to find out about European renewable targets for 2020 and 2030, the evolving support mechanisms for renewables, the outlook for subsidy-free solar and wind and the debate over coal and nuclear phase-out.

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.

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.