Energy Price Portal

About the Energy Price Portal

The Energy Price Portal provides an easy-to-use online interface that allows quick access to short- and long-term forecast prices for global crude and refined products, North American and European natural gas and electricity, LNG, global coal, biofuels (ethanol and biodiesel), and emissions — all retrieved and displayed at the individual user's discretion.

By placing all of PIRA’s integrated price forecasts into a single interface, users can perform certain analyses that, before now, were difficult or too time-consuming. For example, those who have the option to switch fuels can quickly perform a comparison between refined oil products, gas and coal. Traders can quickly identify arbitrage opportunities by analyzing spreads between domestic-sourced and imported gas and coal. Planners can assess long-term trends to determine where best to invest.

Value-Added Enhancement to Your Retainer Services

The Energy Price Portal is more than just a convenient way to access PIRA’s forecast data.  It also features PIRA's Price Equation Manager, an innovative tool that allows users to integrate various price inputs and individual adjustment factors (including transportation economics) to create custom spreads or netbacks, which can then be stored for easy updating.  No more fumbling through multiple data sources and no more tedious calculations.  Hours of work can now be executed — and re-executed using updated forecasts — in seconds.

The Portal’s forecast horizons include both short-term — monthly averages ahead to December 2014 — and long-term (annual averages to 2030).  The short-term forecasts are typically updated at the beginning of the month (after release of end-month reports).  Long-term forecasts are updated periodically.

Benefits of the Energy Price Portal

  • A no-cost, included deliverable for clients of PIRA's Global Oil, Natural Gas, Electric Power, International Coal, NGL, LNG, and Emissions retainer services.
  • Speedy access to PIRA’s latest price forecasts — all developed through internally consistent methodology, across commodities and regions.
  • Ability to create and store custom price spreads using the Price Equation Manager (below) — up to 100 custom relationships composed of essentially an unlimited number of terms, including the ability to include a custom freight scenario.
  • Options to view data in 16 different currencies — real or nominal — or in different units.
  • Advanced charting capabilities.
  • Exporting utility into Excel/CSV/PDF
  • PLUS ...
    • PIRA's Price Equation Manager, which allows users to integrate various price inputs and individual adjustment factors (including transportation economics) to create custom spreads or netbacks, which can then be stored for easy updating.
    • The Freight Equation Manager, which allows users to define, analyze and store custom freight profiles in the form of multi-variable equations. By integrating your own transportation calculations with the Energy Price Portal, product sales netbacks from different regional markets can be assessed simultaneously. (Available for Freight Market Outlook clients only.)

What Prices Are Contained in the Energy Price Portal

 

Global Crudes

ANS California

CPC Blend

Gippsland

Mesa 30

Urals (Rotterdam)

Cabinda

Daqing

Hibernia

Oriente

WCS

Canadian Condensates

Dated Brent

LLS

Syncrude Sweet Blend

WTI

Canadian Mixed Sweet

Dubai

Mars

Tapis

WTS

Cano Limon

Duri

Maya (FOB)

Urals (Med)

Wyoming Sweet

Cold Lake

Regional Refined Products

Europe

Med 0.2% S Gasoil FOB Italy

MED Urals TRC

Rotterdam Barge 0.1% S Gasoil

Med 1.0% S Fuel Oil FOB Italy

FOB NWE 1.0% S Fuel Oil

Rotterdam Barge 0.2% S Gasoil

Med 3.5% S Fuel Oil FOB Italy

FOB NWE 3.5% S Fuel Oil

Rotterdam Barge Jet Kero

Med Jet Kero FOB Italy

NWE Brent TR

Rotterdam Barge Naphtha

Med Naphtha FOB Italy

NWE Brent TRC

Rotterdam Barge Prem Unl Gasoline

Med Prem Unl Gasoline FOB Italy

NWE Urals TR

Rotterdam Barge Reg Unl Gasoline

Med ULS Diesel 50 ppm FOB Italy

NWE Urals TRC 

Rotterdam Barge ULS Diesel

MED Urals TR

Asia-Pacific

AG 0.05% S Gasoil

C&F Japan Jet Kero

Singapore 50 ppm S Gasoil

AG 0.25% S Gasoil

C&F Japan Naphtha

Singapore HS Fuel Oil 180 cst

AG 0.5% S Gasoil

C&F Japan Unl 92 Gasoline

Singapore HS Fuel Oil 380 cst

AG HS Fuel Oil 180 cst

Sing Dubai Topping

Singapore Jet Kero

AG HS Fuel Oil 380 cst

Sing Dubai TRC

Singapore LSWR

AG Kerosene

Sing Tapis TRC

Singapore Naphtha

AG Naphtha

Singapore 0.05% S Gasoil

Singapore Unl 92 Gasoline

AG Unl 95 Gasoline

Singapore 0.25% S Gasoil

Singapore Unl 95 Gasoline

C&F Japan Gasoil

Singapore 0.5% S Gasoil

Singapore Unl 97 Gasoline

C&F Japan HS Fuel Oil 180 cst

U.S.

Chicago Jet Fuel

NYH No 6 Fuel Oil 0.3% S

USG Maya FOB Coking

Chicago LS Diesel

NYH No 6 Fuel Oil 0.7% S

USG Naphtha

Chicago Reg RBOB

NYH No 6 Fuel Oil 1.0% S

USG No 2 Heating Oil

Chicago ULS Diesel

NYH No 6 Fuel Oil 2.2% S

USG No 6 Fuel Oil 1.0% S API

Chicago Unl 87 Gasoline

NYH No 6 Fuel Oil 3.0% S

USG No 6 Fuel Oil 3.0% S

Chicago Unl 93 Gasoline

NYH Prem RBOB

USG Prem RBOB

Chicago WTI TRC

NYH Reg RBOB

USG Reg RBOB

LA HS Fuel Oil 380 cst

NYH ULS Diesel

USG ULS Diesel

LA Jet Fuel

NYH Unl 87 Gasoline

USG Unl 87 Gasoline

LA LS (EPA) Diesel

NYH Unl 93 Gasoline

USG Unl 87 Gasoline

LA Unl 87 Gasoline

USG Jet Kero 54

USG Unl 93 Gasoline

NYH Jet Fuel

USG LLS TRC

USG WTI TRC

NYH LS Diesel

USG LS Diesel

USWC ANSC TRC

 

Natural Gas

 

North America:

 

U.S.

 

Henry Hub

Middle Atlantic (Transco Zone 6)

Rockies (Opal and Cheyenne hubs)

 

Appalachia (Dominion [CNG])

Midwest (Chicago Citygate and Dawn)

San Juan Basin (El Paso non-Bondad)

 

California (SoCal Border and PG&E Citygate)

New England (Algonquin Citygate)

South Texas (Texas Eastern)

 

East Texas (the Houston Ship Channel)

Pacific NW (Malin Line 400, Stanfield, & Sumas)

Southeast (Transco Sta. 85 & FGT Zone 3)

 

Midcontinent (Panhandle Eastern [Okla])

West Texas (Waha)

 

 

Canada

 

Western Canada (Nova/AECO C)

 

 

Europe:

 

Wholesale

 

European Day Ahead Average

TTF Day Ahead

Zeebrugge Day Ahead

 

German Border Contract Avg.

UK NBP Day Ahead

 

 

NBP Index

 

Middle Atlantic (Transco Zone 6)

NBP BOM Monthly Index

NBP Monthly Index

 

 

End-User

 

Belgium {1 MMCM per Year: 50% Load: Firm}

Germany {1 MMCM per Year: 50% Load: Firm}

Netherlands {100 KCM per Year}

 

Belgium {1 MMCM per Year: 90% Load: Firm}

Germany {1 MMCM per Year: 90% Load: Firm}

Netherlands {50 MMCM per Year}

 

Belgium {10 MMCM per Year: 50% Load: Firm}

Germany {10 MMCM per Year: 50% Load: Firm}

Spain {1 MMCM per Year: 50% Load: Firm}

 

Belgium {10 MMCM per Year: 90% Load: Firm}

Germany {10 MMCM per Year: 90% Load: Firm}

Spain {1 MMCM per Year: 90% Load: Firm}

 

Belgium {100 KCM per Year: 50% Load: Firm}

Germany {100 KCM per Year: 50% Load: Firm}

Spain {10 MMCM/Yr: 50% Load: Firm}

 

Belgium {100 KCM per Year: 90% Load: Firm}

Germany {50 MMCM per Year: 90% Load: Firm}

Spain {10 MMCM/Yr: 90% Load: Firm}

 

Belgium {50 MMCM per Year: 50% Load: Firm}

Germany {50 MMCM per Year: Interruptible}

Spain {100 KCM per Year: 50% Load: Firm}

 

Belgium {50 MMCM per Year: 90% Load: Firm}

Italy {1 MMCM per Year: 50% Load: Firm}

Spain {100 KCM per Year: 90% Load: Firm}

 

Belgium {50 MMCM per Year: Interruptible}

Italy {1 MMCM per Year: 90% Load: Firm}

Spain {50 MMCM/Yr: 50% Load: Firm}

 

Belgium {50 MMCM per Year: Interruptible}

Italy {10 MMCM per Year: 50% Load: Firm}

Spain {50 MMCM/Yr: 90% Load: Firm}

 

France {1 MMCM per Year: 50% Load: Firm}

Italy {10 MMCM per Year: 90% Load: Firm}

Spain {50 MMCM per Year: Interruptible}

 

France {1 MMCM per Year: 90% Load: Firm}

Italy {100 KCM per Year: 50% Load: Firm}

UK {1 MMCM per Year: Firm}

 

France {10 MMCM per Year: 50% Load: Firm}

Italy {100KCM per Year: 90% Load: Firm}

UK {10 MMCM per Year: Firm}

 

France {10 MMCM per Year: 90% Load: Firm}

Italy {50 MMCM per Year: 90% Load: Firm}

UK {100 KCM per Year: Firm}

 

France {100 KCM per Year: 90% Load: Firm}

Italy {50 MMCM per Year: Interruptible}

UK {50 MMCM per Year: Firm}

 

France {100KCM per Year: 50% Load: Firm}

Netherlands {1 MMCM per Year}

UK {50 MMCM per Year: Interruptible}

 

France {50 MMCM per Year: 90% Load: Inter.}

Netherlands {10 MMCM per Year}

 

 

LNG

 

Asia Weighted Average Contract

CIF Japan LNG {Indonesia}

CIF Korea LNG {Oman}

Asia Weighted Average Spot

CIF Japan LNG {Malaysia}

CIF Korea LNG {Qatar}

CIF China LNG {Algeria}

CIF Japan LNG {Nigeria}

CIF Korea LNG {Trinidad}

CIF China LNG {Australia}

CIF Japan LNG {Norway}

CIF Korea LNG Weighted Avg. Contract

CIF China LNG {Egypt}

CIF Japan LNG {Oman}

CIF Korea LNG Weighted Avg. Spot

CIF China LNG {Equat. Gun.}

CIF Japan LNG {Qatar}

CIF Taiwan LNG {Algeria}

CIF China LNG {Nigeria}

CIF Japan LNG {Trinidad}

CIF Taiwan LNG {Australia}

CIF China LNG {Oman}

CIF Japan LNG Weighted Avg. Contract

CIF Taiwan LNG {Egypt}

CIF China LNG Weighted Avg. Contract

CIF Japan LNG Weighted Avg. Spot

CIF Taiwan LNG {Equat. Gun.}

CIF China LNG Weighted Avg. Spot

CIF Korea LNG {Abu Dhabi}

CIF Taiwan LNG {Indonesia}

CIF India LNG Weighted Avg Contract

CIF Korea LNG {Algeria}

CIF Taiwan LNG {Malaysia}

CIF Japan LNG {Abu Dhabi}

CIF Korea LNG {Australia}

CIF Taiwan LNG {Nigeria}

CIF Japan LNG {Alaska}

CIF Korea LNG {Brunei}

CIF Taiwan LNG {Oman}

CIF Japan LNG {Algeria}

CIF Korea LNG {Egypt}

CIF Taiwan LNG {Qatar}

CIF Japan LNG {Australia}

CIF Korea LNG {Equat. Gun.}

CIF Taiwan LNG {Trinidad}

CIF Japan LNG {Brunei}

CIF Korea LNG {Indonesia}

CIF Taiwan LNG Weighted Avg. Contract

CIF Japan LNG {Egypt}

CIF Korea LNG {Malaysia}

CIF Taiwan LNG Weighted Avg. Spot

CIF Japan LNG {Equat. Gun.}

CIF Korea LNG {Nigeria}

Electricity

North America:

Mass. Hub (New England)

PJM West Hub

Minnesota Hub

ERCOT South Zone

NP15 (Cal)

NY Zone J

Ontario

Into TVA

Western Grid

SP15 (Cal)

NY Zone G

Cinergy Hub

Florida

Mid-Columbia

Palo Verde

NY Zone A

Northern Illinois Hub

Into Entergy

COB

Europe:

Germany

Belgium

U.K.

Portugal

Finland

France

Austria

Italy

Denmark

Sweden

Netherlands

Switzerland

Spain

Norway

Coal

U.S.

NYMEX Spec OTC

FOB Illinois Basin

FOB Powder River Basin

International

CIF ARA

FOB Bolivar

CIF Japan

FOB Richards Bay

FOB Newcastle

Emissions

Greenhouse Gas Service:

EUAs (Phase I)

RGGI CO2

U.S. Federal CO2

EUAs (Phase II, III)

WCI CO2

North American EMS Service:

CAIR NOx Annual and Successor

Title IV CO2 and Successor

WCI CO2

SIP Call NOx Seasonal

RGGI CO2

U.S. Federal CO2

Who Benefits from the Energy Price Portal

Refiners can store individual configurations and use PIRA’s forecasts to project refinery margins by month through 2013 and annually through 2030, with automatic updates.

Producers can now store individual crude value equations tied to regional markers and key price-setting crudes for the future.

Traders can use these spread relationships as a predictive tool in forecasting price development and in planning, trading, and hedging strategies.

Fees

There is no cost to a retainer client for access to the Energy Price Portal. Access is associated with the particular retainer service(s) a client receives. For example, a company must be a client to the Global LNG Service to get LNG prices via the Portal; a client to the Global Oil and North American Natural Gas retainers gets access to global crude and refined products prices and North American natural gas prices via the Portal; and so on.