Natural gas liquids (NGLs) market growth has outpaced other refined products and now accounts for around 15% of total global oil demand. Global NGL markets are undergoing rapid change, with supply growth largely from North American shale, East of Suez refinery capacity additions and Middle Eastern LNG and gas processing expansions. Demand growth in the residential/commercial and petrochemical sectors is outpacing the transportation and aviation sectors.
With in-depth knowledge of the intricate workings of the traded markets and insights into regional supply-demand dynamics, our publications deliver valuable information to keep you ahead of developments in these complex markets.
Along with our unique geopolitical commentary and longer-term strategic analysis, the service’s reports offer complete coverage of the global NGL markets.
Our flagship publication spans global supply and demand. Our analysis combines commentary on key market themes with insights on important developments affecting the market and future prices. The Outlook details the drivers behind price determination, looking at the latest data releases from the key regions of Europe, FSU, Africa, the Americas and East of Suez.
The report drills down in granular detail into the key indicators of demand, supply, trade, inventory and prices for these products by region—Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, Europe, FSU, North America, and Latin America—to give the reader insight into a complex area.
Alerts provide rapid insight into how unfolding market events and policy developments are influencing LPG and NGL markets and prices. Alerts deliver a short summary of an event or development as it happens, together with the implications for balances and our market outlook. Example topics include critical infrastructure outages, demand hotspot stories, trade flows, east-west arbs and short-term changes in regional balances and their impact on prices and spreads.
Notes discusses our supply/demand outlooks for global NGL and LPG markets, as well as provides price forecasts. We elaborate on our forward-looking market views that derive from our global and regional balances, and highlight key tradeable trends. Each Note consists of a short commentary and provides easy-to-navigate table summaries as well as key charts.
This weekly alert summarises our views on the ethane, propane, and C4+ markets, with particular regard to export arbitrage opportunities and petrochemical feedstock viability. We also include market-moving news on developments and operations that could affect NGL market dynamics.
Our proprietary balances data for LPG and ethane form a vital part of the LPG and NGLs service. The data is presented in an Excel file for easy download, integration and manipulation in client systems. We offer global databases for LPG supply and demand, steam crackers, naphtha supply and demand, and PDH capacity.
Our global team of analysts delivers rapid responses to our clients on market queries, data, prices and forecasts. We host regular Insight events for clients to hear our market outlooks and meet our teams.