Join ICIS on 24 May 2017, where editors Ed Cox and Ruth Liao will analyse the outlook for US LNG production alongside a short-term summer supply, demand and price view of the European gas markets.
ICIS looks country-by-country at the key potential supply, demand and regulation changes in 2017 which could impact natural gas prices and market liquidity in Europe.
ICIS looks country-by-country at the key potential supply, demand and regulation changes which could impact power prices and market liquidity in Europe in 2017.
Belgium’s secondary natural gas hub – the ZTP – saw its largest over-the-counter traded volume on record in April, with liquidity boosted by the introduction of four new market makers at the start of the month.
ICIS looks at which contracts at the ZTP have seen particularly sharp jumps in traded volume, and how liquidity at the hub has changed since its inception in 2012 as an alternative to the sterling-denominated Zeebrugge Beach.
Pipeline gas supply to Europe rose by 5% year on year in April 2017 to 26.1 billion cubic metres, according to grid operator data collated by ICIS. This marked the seventh consecutive month of annual growth in piped imports, although the total was down by 4% compared to the month before.
ICIS looks at the key drivers behind the rising pipeline imports, and the changing trends observed in the key producers of Russia, Norway and North Africa. ICIS also examines how LNG supply to Europe has changed during a month which has seen a flurry of vessels berth at northwest European terminals.
Recent TTF options activity suggests that at least one counterparty is bracing for significant volatility on the Summer ’18 delivery contract, following the Dutch government’s decision to reduce the Groningen production cap by 10% for gas year 2017 (1 October 2017-30 September 2018).
ICIS looks at the fundamental drivers which could generate greater market volatility, and dissects which options trading strategy market participants may be employing.
The US Department of Commerce has announced measures to encourage US LNG exports to China following a meeting between the presidents of the United States and China in April. The announcement has been welcomed by the LNG industry as a way to boost long-term contractual discussions between the two countries.
Download the whitepaper to learn more from ICIS China’s gas experts on China’s growing appetite for natural gas and LNG. ICIS China also provides insight on the developments of domestic gas market participants and a forecast for gas consumption through 2021.
The ICIS June East Asia Index (EAX) for spot LNG averaged $5.690/MMBtu during its period as the front-month assessment, rising 4% from the previous month and up by 27% from the previous year.
In this video and white paper, LNG editor Ed Cox and deputy editor Josie Shillito discuss the likely major trends ranging from a shift in demand from Japan and China to the Middle East, and the rise of US production – and where that LNG can be offloaded.
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.
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.
ICIS is following the latest developments of the ongoing French nuclear safety review and its consequences, which could result in the tightest supply crunch in modern history. ICIS energy journalists are covering and analysing developments in the situation and its impact on European power markets as the news continues to unfold.
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.
On 30 November, OPEC members decided to cut a total of 1.2m bbl/day of crude oil output from 1 January 2017, for the first time in eight years.
In the face of a mounting oil production, ICIS looks at the way the output cuts agreement has affected oil prices so far and the 2017 outlook.
Since the 2014 crude oil price crash opened a huge spread between gasoline prices and fuel ethanol, ethanol blending has looked economically unattractive, more driven by government mandates.
Some are asking the question, is Europe’s ethanol industry in trouble?