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Each month, FGE’s LPG Foresights report examines and assesses the volatile short-term market for LPG
from a global perspective. In this publication, we track, interpret and forecast LPG supply and demand
fundamentals to deliver clear, concise and insightful views on the fast-changing global LPG market.

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Overview

Each month, FGE’s LPG Foresights report examines and assesses the volatile short-term market for LPG from a global perspective. In this publication, we track, interpret and forecast LPG supply and demand fundamentals to deliver clear, concise and insightful views on the fast-changing global LPG market.

The LPG trading market has become increasingly unpredictable and volatile since 2020. A series of events, including the COVID-19 pandemic, Storm Uri on the US Gulf Coast, and more recently the war in Ukraine, have impacted demand, trading patterns and prices.

FGE’s LPG Foresights utilises a country-level, bottom-up approach to develop a regional understanding of global supply and demand dynamics. Our in-depth models integrate price-elastic demand areas, such as steam cracking, with our in-house view of price spreads and how these will affect swing cracking demand and import requirements.

On the supply side, we look at production and demand trends for each supplier in the Middle East in order to determine export volume trends. We examine the US market in depth, using data from various sources to arrive at monthly figures for exports and domestic inventory levels.

This allows us to forecast the Asian pull on US and Middle Eastern LPG and to give our view on prices going forward. We also provide our latest insights and forecasts on shipping freight rates, a fundamental factor when determining West- East arbitrage.

Features & Benefits

  • Leading Fundamental Analysis Up-to-date comprehensive analysis of key fundamental drivers across key LPG markets, including US, Middle East, Asia Pacific and Europe as well as an in depth view on shipping.
  • Complete Data Analytics Detailed projections of LPG supply, demand, trade and prices/price spreads based on assessment of key drivers and signals.
  • Rapid Assessment of Events Utilisation of our extensive knowledge and experience, which allows for rapid assessments of current and future LPG market events.

Scope of Coverage

  • Data
    • Supply
    • Inventories
    • Import Projects
    • Petrochemical Maintenance Schedule
    • LPG Refrigerated Cargoes
    • Demand
    • Export Terminal
    • Petrochemical Projects
    • Export Volumes
    • Shipping
  • Deliverables
    • LPG Foresights (monthly report).
    • Consultation hours
    • Excel Data file includes the underlying assumptions and forecasts driving the outlook.

This Service Will Add Value To

  • Traders developing both trading and hedging strategies built on detailed fundamental research.
  • Midstream Companies formulating future policy and hedging strategies.
  • National Oil Companies undertaking research on key global trends and making strategic decisions.
  • Finance and Investment Analysts following key global LPG supply/demand analytics and price trends.
  • Importers and Petrochemicals Companies deciding on LPG procurement.
  • Shipping Companies following trends in LPG trade flows while formulating ship deployment strategies.
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