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European gas outlook 2017

European gas outlook 2017

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.

European power outlook 2017

European power outlook 2017

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.

What is the outlook for global LNG markets in 2017?

What is the outlook for global LNG markets in 2017?

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.

Latest Natural Gas Information

ICIS Infographic: Comparing natural gas prices as Europe and Asia compete for US LNG

ICIS Infographic: Comparing natural gas prices as Europe and Asia compete for US LNG

This infographic looks at recent gas price developments in various regions and the destinations of nascent US LNG exports so far.

Market highlight: NBP gas winter-summer spreads hold firm

Market highlight: NBP gas winter-summer spreads hold firm

The prices of British natural gas summer- and winter-delivery contracts have moved in line with each other in March, despite Centrica Storage’s decision not to offer any capacity at Britain’s only seasonal storage site Rough for 12 months starting from April.

In this market highlight, ICIS looks at what has driven the key NBP summer-winter spread recently, and at which months are shaping up to be the most risk-laden at the NBP next winter.

Market highlight: UK set for LNG glut as Asian demand falls

Market highlight: UK set for LNG glut as Asian demand falls

A drop in Asian demand has led to a sharp up-tick in LNG cargoes due into Britain in March, and traders expect the trend to continue into the start of the gas summer.

ICIS looks at the drivers behind dwindling Asian demand, the evolution of Britain-Asia price spreads, and how this has created arbitrage opportunities to divert cargoes to Europe.

 



 

Latest LNG Information

White paper: The growing importance of FSRUs in global LNG markets

White paper: The growing importance of FSRUs in global LNG markets

Global LNG market growth is set to accelerate in the coming years as more than 100mtpa of production capacity under construction comes online by 2020.

This white paper looks at the current usage of FSRUs, taking into account their capacities and geographies.

LNG Markets Analysis: Spot European gas prices match Asia LNG on cold snap

LNG Markets Analysis: Spot European gas prices match Asia LNG on cold snap

The ICIS March East Asia Index (EAX) for spot LNG cargoes was assessed for the final time at $7.125/MMBtu on 15 February, down $1.200/MMBtu since becoming the front month on 16 January. As a front month, the contract had peaked on its first day of assessment at $8.325/MMBtu on 16 January and was at its low on the final assessment day.

ICIS white paper: 2016 – The LNG Year in Review

ICIS white paper: 2016 – The LNG Year in Review

The LNG market in 2016 saw a flurry of new Australian and US production start-up but plant outages stemmed the flow of cargoes. Spot prices fell on weak East Asian demand for much of the year but new buyers came into the market.

In this white paper, ICIS offers a thorough review of all the key global LNG events and changes over 2016.

Latest Power Information

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.

French nuclear outages continue to drive power markets

French nuclear outages continue to drive power markets

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.

Latest Crude oil Information

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.

Infographic: Crude oil outlook 2017

Crude oil outlook infographic

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. 

ICIS infographic: Is ethanol in Europe in trouble?

ICIS infographic: Is ethanol in Europe in trouble?

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?