OPIS Blog

February 6, 2024
NGL & LPG

Higher US Propane Exports Key to Offsetting Growing Output in 2024

For much of 2023, the US propane industry dealt with high inventories, strong production and weak demand, and NGL market...

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December 20, 2023
NGL & LPG

Shipowners Eye More LPG Trade in 2024

With export capacity from the US expected to further increase in 2024, shipowners are upbeat about the possibility of more...

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December 19, 2023
NGL & LPG

Interview: Morocco Set to End Decades-Long LPG Subsidies from April 2024

Starting in April 2024, the Moroccan government will end all subsidies on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) that have been in...

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December 4, 2023
NGL & LPG

Interview: Italian LPG Association Gears Up for EU 2026 Engine Ban Review

Ahead of the European Union’s ambitious proposal to ban the sale of new gasoline and diesel internal combustion (IC) engine...

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August 21, 2023
NGL & LPG

Midstream Merger Mania Sees ‘Coastal’ Majors Absorb Landlocked Gatherers

A consolidation frenzy in the midstream sector is seeing integrated majors snap up gathering and processing firms active in America’s...

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March 24, 2023
NGL & LPG, Spot Market

The Only Chart You Will Ever Need to Convert Global NGLs

Anyone working in the gas liquids market knows the need (and hassle) to convert global NGLs. NGLs — a.k.a. ethane, propane,...

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January 27, 2023
NGL & LPG

Most NGLs Exit 2022 at Lower Levels, to Face Bearish Headwinds in 2023

NGLs, like other hydrocarbons, have undergone a metamorphosis in recent years, given wild fluctuations in crude and natural gas prices...

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November 4, 2022
NGL & LPG

NGL or LPG or LNG – Definitions and Common Uses

With all due respect to the Jackson Five, sometimes A-B-C is not easy as 1-2-3. We’re talking NGL or LPG...

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July 25, 2022
NGL & LPG

Shaping the New Norm of Elevated U.S. LPG Exports to Europe

OPIS analysis suggests that protracted robust premiums for natural gas over liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), a tightening of supply in...

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April 1, 2022
NGL & LPG, Spot Market

Ukraine’s Fuel Crisis Deepens Amid Logistic Obstacles, Regional Shortages

Ukraine is in the grip of widespread fuel shortages as the country tears itself away from Russian exports, and imports...

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July 22, 2021
NGL & LPG, Spot Market

European Styrene and Benzene’s Six-Month Record Rollercoaster Ride

In January, after a socially-distant holiday season, with many countries announcing further lockdowns amid rising infection rates, the COVID-19 pandemic...

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December 13, 2020
NGL & LPG, Spot Market

Tradition and Rural Belief Systems May Hinder India’s Transition to Clean Cooking Fuels

A key message to emerge from the recent India Energy Forum by CERAWeek was the strong commitment by the Indian...

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November 23, 2020
Biofuels, NGL & LPG, Spot Market

The Multiple Pathways to Fossil-Free BioLPG

The LPG sector is exploring almost a dozen different pathways to usher in a decarbonized “bioLPG” future, however, commercial and...

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March 30, 2020
NGL & LPG

How Will NGL Markets Adapt to the Oil Price War & COVID-19?

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has significantly impacted the mainland Chinese energy markets, and the spread of the virus to...

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January 27, 2020
NGL & LPG

U.S. NGL Prices Forecast to Remain Weak in 2020

The price of propane and other U.S. natural gas liquids (NGL) is expected to remain under pressure in 2020. 

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December 2, 2019
NGL & LPG, Spot Market

What Is EP Mix? NGL Uses & Pricing

EP Mix is part of the natural gas liquid (NGL) family, with varied uses and a unique trading structure. Get...

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November 18, 2019
NGL & LPG, Spot Market

NGL Price Analysis & Export Outlook

Natural Gas Liquids prices dropped significantly in 2019, opening up opportunities – and challenges – for exports of products such...

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July 29, 2019
Ethane, Ethylene, NGL & LPG

U.S.-China Ethane Exports & Their Impact on Mt. Belvieu NGL Prices

A new petrochemical facility may become a magnet for the first-ever ethane supplies from the U.S. to China. 

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January 22, 2019
NGL & LPG

2019 LPG Price Preview for U.S., Europe and Asia

Liquified Petroleum Gases, or LPGs, are byproducts of oil and gas. That means any disruption in the supply equation of...

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October 22, 2018
NGL & LPG, Propane

Propane Prices and the Mont Belvieu Market

While you’re flipping burgers in your backyard on the grill, take a few minutes to think about your propane tank...

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January 29, 2018
NGL & LPG, Spot Market

Inside the 2017 Rally: Mont Belvieu Propane & Its Global LPG Reach 

It would be a gross understatement to say that shale has changed everything.

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October 10, 2017
Crude oil, Gas & Diesel, Jet fuel, NGL & LPG, Spot Market

Popping the Bubble of Fuel Freight Rates

Crude oil and refined product futures prices have been sliced in half since the oil price renaissance of 2011-14, but...

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