OPIS Carbon Market Report

Daily carbon price discovery and transparency for the largest compliance markets in the world with a suite of benchmarks, news and market analysis

Easily track and manage compliance carbon costs.

Ever-evolving carbon policies such as Cap and Trade, Low Carbon Fuel Standard, Renewable Portfolio Standards, Renewable Fuel Standard and regional carbon emissions reduction programs impose a growing influence on pricing in traditional fuel and power markets.

OPIS puts comprehensive compliance carbon market intelligence together into one report to help you navigate market volatility and strategically manage your costs and risks.

Try the OPIS Carbon Market Report free for 10 days. You’ll get a daily PDF report sent to your inbox with over 100 daily carbon and emissions market assessments and market intelligence on 16 jurisdictional and regional environmental programs.

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Carbon credit prices assessed in one report.

OPIS assesses the largest compliance carbon markets in the world with reliable and transparent trade-day data. The OPIS Carbon Market Report’s expansive daily carbon indices include pricing for California Carbon Allowances, California Carbon Offsets, Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Allowances, U.S. Renewable Energy Certificates, California Low Carbon Fuel Standard, Oregon Clean Fuels Program, and the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard.

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Who Benefits From This Report

COMPLIANCE ENTITIES

  • Assess the costs associated with complying with carbon programs and initiatives and understand the value chain impact.
  • Maximize value by referencing OPIS carbon prices in supply contracts.

TRADERS

  • Negotiate prices with counterparties using a compliance carbon index with a methodology that accurately reflects how the market trades.
  • Evaluate price arbitrage opportunities in the compliance markets.
  • Obtain fair-market value for carbon allowances, credits, offsets and renewable certificates acquired in the OTC market.

BROKERS/CONSULTANTS

  • Determine timely carbon market price ranges when assisting clients with transactions.
  • Leverage market insights when conducting cost analysis and advising clients on regulatory programs.

RESEARCHERS/ANALYSTS

  • Use OPIS carbon indices as a basis for compliance carbon market price forecasting.
  • Stay informed on evolving jurisdictional and regional carbon market policies.

JURISIDICTIONAL AGENCIES

  • Stay informed on the market impact of environmental policy.
  • Understand the secondary market value of carbon allowances, credits and certificates while creating and supporting emissions reduction policies.

Why You Need This Report

  • The OPIS Carbon Market Report addresses the demand for transparent compliance carbon market pricing amid the growing number of jurisdictional and regional emissions reduction programs around the world.
  • Compliance carbon market buyers and sellers need a trusted price reporting agency to provide daily benchmark assessments for programs that cover their business operations.
  • This report provides a comprehensive view of the largest compliance carbon markets in the world and informs on evolving environmental policies and their market impact.

Key Features and Benefits

  • Daily physical assessments for 13 emissions reduction programs, providing over 100 indices:
    • California Carbon Allowances (OPIS CCA): Assessments for the largest traded compliance instrument in the California Cap-and-Trade Program.
    • California Carbon Offsets (OPIS CCO) and CCO with a Direct Environmental Benefit in the State (OPIS DEBS CCO): Assessments for offsets that are compliant with the California Cap-and-Trade Program.
    • California Static Carbon Emissions Prices (OPIS STAC): Calculated prices evaluate the cost of compliance with California’s Cap-and-Trade Program for Scope 1 emissions produced by refineries in the state during the production of transportation fuels.
    • California Cap-at-the-Rack Prices (OPIS CAR): Calculated prices evaluate the cost of compliance with California’s Cap-and-Trade Program for Scope 3 emissions produced from transportation fuels sold at the rack location.
    • Quebec Cap-at-the-Rack Prices (OPIS Quebec CAR): Calculated prices evaluate the cost of compliance with Quebec’s Cap-and-Trade System for Scope 3 emissions produced from transportation fuels sold at the rack location.
    • California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (OPIS LCFS): Assessments for credits compliant with the state’s LCFS program, as well as assessments for Carbon Intensity (OPIS CI) and Carbon Credit Per Gallon (OPIS CPG) value of gasoline and diesel carbon credits.
    • Oregon Clean Fuels Program (OPIS OCF): Assessments for credits compliant with the state’s OCF program, as well as assessments for Carbon Intensity (OPIS CI) and Carbon Credit Per Gallon (OPIS CPG) value of gasoline and diesel carbon credits.
    • U.S. Renewable Energy Certificates (OPIS REC): Assessments for RECs that are compliant with state Renewable Portfolio Standards programs in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Connecticut as well as certificates issued by New England Power Pool General Information System (OPIS NEPOOL) and PJM Environmental Information Services (OPIS PJM).
    • Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Allowances (OPIS RGGI): Assessments for allowances compliant with the multi-state RGGI cap-and-trade program for carbon emissions.
    • U.S. Renewable Identification Number Credits (OPIS RIN): Assessments for Ethanol RIN Credits (D6), Biodiesel RIN Credits (D4), Cellulosic Ethanol RIN Credits (D3), and Advanced Biofuel RIN Credits (D5) as defined under the U.S. EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
    • Renewable Volume Obligation (OPIS RVO): Assessment calculation of the daily cost of compliance with the RFS.
  • European carbon market prices:
    • ICE European Union Allowance (EUA) futures settlement prices.
    • ICE United Kingdom Allowance (UKA) futures settlement prices.
    • European Carbon Auction Prices for EUA and UKA.
  • China carbon market price analysis for SEEE Carbon Emission Allowance (CEA).
  • Carbon Trade Log that provides a daily record of confirmed transactions in the compliance carbon markets, which underly OPIS assessments.
  • Breaking news coverage and market-specific daily analysis that reveals trends and fundamentals impacting compliance carbon markets and pricing.
  • Historical price trends and trade volumes analysis for CCA, LCFS, PJM REC, RGGI, RINs and EUA emissions markets.
  • The IHS Markit Global Carbon Index tracks daily prices for the most liquid carbon credit futures markets, with a methodology that includes OPIS proprietary pricing for California Carbon Allowances (OPIS CCA) and Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (OPIS RGGI) as well as ICE futures pricing for the European Union Allowance (EUA). It is the first benchmark for the global price of carbon credits.
  • The OPIS Carbon Market Pricing methodology provides full-day physical assessments for voluntary and compliance carbon offset credits prices.
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