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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

Market highlight: Algerian gas flow surge to Italy eats into northern imports

Market highlight: Algerian gas flow surge to Italy eats into northern imports

Multiple market sources said they expect the amount of gas coming from north Europe via Switzerland into Italy to be lower for the rest of 2017 compared to 2016, if gas coming from Algeria remains high.

ICIS looks at the impact of the high Algerian imports on the Italian market and its impact on the Italian PSV-Dutch TTF price spread.

Market highlight: Brexit may impact UK-EU gas tariffs, premiums - sources

Market highlight: Brexit may impact UK-EU gas tariffs, premiums - sources

Changes to the way gas transmission tariffs are set as a result of Britain’s exit from the EU, as well as continued currency volatility, could impact the price differential between the British NBP and the Dutch TTF market, although market sources are mixed about the extent of this.

ICIS looks at the motivations behind imposing these tariffs, and the impact they may have on gas prices both sides of the English channel.

Market highlight: NBP options trading hints at weakening market sentiment

Market highlight: NBP options trading hints at weakening market sentiment

In the latest market highlight from ICIS, we take a look at how recent options trading at the British NBP may suggest a weakening in market sentiment ahead of the summer-delivery period.

 



 

Latest LNG Information

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.

ICIS white paper: Qatari LNG sales grow in Middle East as Asia and Europe fall

ICIS white paper: Qatari LNG sales grow in Middle East as Asia and Europe fall

Qatar, the world’s biggest LNG exporter, is compensating for a decline in demand from its traditional east Asian customers by targeting growth markets in the Middle East and south Asia. 

Read more about the latest trends, and analysis of export data from ICIS’ LNG Edge analytics platform, including shipments to Europe, in our latest article.

Latest Power Information

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.

ICIS power price forecasting webinar

ICIS power price forecasting webinar

A journey into the world of power price forecasting - Basics and latest developments explained
There is an ongoing discussion between analysts which models deliver the best result when forecasting power prices – fundamental stack models, statistical models or artificial intelligence? This webinar explains the different modelling techniques, their respective advantages and disadvantages, and how to achieve the highest forecast quality.

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?