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ICIS live carbon webinar

ICIS live carbon webinar

Join our carbon and power experts Philip Ruf, Stefan Feuchtinger and Yann Andreassen on Thursday 26th April at 2pm BST, where they will be discussing:

  • Reasons for the carbon market bull-run
  • What role compliance players’ behaviour plays
  • Impact on equity investments
  • Impact on fuel switching
  • Changed supply-demand balance and price sensitivities
  • Forecast and outlook on the EUA market

Market Insight: Mexico’s mid-term power auctions predict rising 2018 capacity prices despite disappointing results

ICIS Special Publication: Benzene – Will the US find enough?

Mexico’s first mid-term auction closed in early March, just days after the announcement of the final capacity (potencia) balancing market price was revealed for 2017.

While the results of the auction were disappointing given the lack of deals, the one transaction which cleared the auction implied rising price expectations for potencia contracts through 2018 compared to the previous year.

Market Insight: Will laws protect Mexico’s energy reforms after 2018 elections?

Market Insight: Will laws protect Mexico’s energy reforms after 2018 elections?

Mexican presidential aspirants have begun gearing up for the 2018 campaign season. The question yet to be answered: how will Mexico’s 2018 elections impact the progress already made in liberalizing the country’s energy markets?

Find out whether Mexico’s laws are sufficiently robust to protect the country’s energy reforms and the related gas and power investments.

Latest Natural Gas Information

Britain’s Gas Tariff Overhaul

Britain’s Gas Tariff Overhaul

The British wholesale natural gas market is undergoing an overhaul of the tariff system which governs the cost of bringing gas into and out of the network. These changes will influence competition between supply, the efficiency of network investment, cross-border trade and security of supply.

ICIS discusses the current charging process, the reasons why the industry have proposed an overhaul, and how the changes could potentially impact supply patterns across Europe.

Press Release: ‘Beast from the East’ drives British wholesale gas price to a 12-year high

Press Release: ‘Beast from the East’ drives British wholesale gas price to a 12-year high

On Wednesday morning, freezing weather conditions drove the price of wholesale British natural gas, for immediate delivery, to its highest in 12 years, as reduced supply and rocketing demand rattled the market.

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.

 



 

Carbon

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.

Market update: China launches national emissions trading scheme (ETS)

Market update: China launches national emissions trading scheme (ETS)

The long-awaited world’s largest emissions trading scheme (ETS), the Chinese national ETS, was launched on Tuesday 19 December.

In this white paper, ICIS looks at the impact this scheme may have on the Chinese carbon market.

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

Steady LNG market sees flows pick up to Europe

Steady LNG market sees flows pick up to Europe

Spot LNG markers for May delivery cargoes held pretty steady during the four weeks from mid-March to mid-April, with markets comfortably supplied following the end of the east Asian winter and with no major unexpected outages, although there was planned work in Australia, and Papua New Guinea’s LNG plant remained out of action.

LNG White Paper: Trends in shipping LNG

LNG White Paper: Trends in shipping LNG

Global LNG output rose 12% year-on-year in 2017, recording its largest annual increase in recent history, and meaning more product had to be delivered to market than ever before. This growth in LNG opened up new opportunities for shipping, though the redistribution of the global supply portfolio also rendered some previously profitable trade routes uncompetitive, with Australia in particular providing new volumes ideally placed to compete for sales to the major users of east Asia.

LNG Q4 2017 Trade Flow Report

LNG Q4 2017 Trade Flow Report

The LNG Edge Q4 2017 Trade Flow Report examines the changes in import and export flows responsible, drawing on data from ship-tracking and market intelligence platform LNG Edge. The report shows how rapid increases in demand from countries including China and Turkey helped to absorb the new supplies coming onstream from the US and Australia.

Latest Power Information

ICIS IPI 2017 Q4 / 2018 Q1 Analysis: UK wholesale energy price rise puts pressure on household bills

ICIS IPI 2017 Q4 / 2018 Q1 Analysis: UK wholesale energy price rise puts pressure on household bills

UK wholesale energy prices hit four-year highs on the forward products most regularly traded by energy companies during the winter, the ICIS Power Index reveals, as number of supply problems combined with the ‘Beast from the East’, increasing fundamental risk in the traded markets

Liquidity Development at Balkan Day-Ahead Power Exchanges

Liquidity Development at Balkan Day-Ahead Power Exchanges

While the electricity markets in the Balkans have been developing in recent years, day-ahead volumes traded through the local exchanges are still relatively low, with most of the liquidity remaining with the benchmark HUPX.

In this infographic, ICIS tracks the changes in liquidity of Balkan day-ahead power exchanges from 2016 to 2017, and indicates countries yet to launch an exchange.

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.

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.