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

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

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.

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.

Latest Natural Gas Information

Market highlight: Market makers boost Belgian ZTP gas liquidity to record level

Market highlight: Market makers boost Belgian ZTP gas liquidity to record level

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.

Market highlight: Pipeline, LNG supply to Europe up in April as gas injections soar

Market highlight: Pipeline, LNG supply to Europe up in April as gas injections soar

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.

Market highlight: Dutch gas options trade suggests market braced for volatility

Dutch gas options trade suggests market braced for volatility

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.

 



 

Latest LNG Information

ICIS Whitepaper: US government encourages China on long-term LNG exports

ICIS Whitepaper: US government encourages China on long-term LNG exports

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.

East Asian LNG price gains 4% on Korean buying, outages

Global LNG Markets for June delivery

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.

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 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?