- Historical LNG and freight prices: S&P Global Platts (Platts data © 2018 by S&P Global Platts, a division of S&P Global Inc. All rights reserved)
- LNG futures prices: Intercontinental Exchange
- Brent Crude oil futures prices: Intercontinental Exchange (via Bloomberg)
- LNG oil slope estimates: GaffneyCline
- Forward LNG freight prices: Argus Media Ltd and FTI Consulting
LNG price and LNG freight reports
The ACCC has published a guide that outlines the ACCC’s method for calculating the prices in the series and how the series can be used in practice.
The ACCC also publishes a spreadsheet (updated with each update to the price series) that shows the prices underlying the price series, including a step-by-step calculation of forward LNG netback prices.
LNG netback price series - Public version - 16 January 2023
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The ACCC has published a report, commissioned by the ACCC from Core Energy, which includes estimates of gas production costs for proved and probable reserves in the east coast gas market (including reserves not currently in production) as at 31 December 2017.
Core Energy report for ACCC - November 2018
PDF 6.31 MB
The ACCC publishes transportation prices, which can be used in conjunction with the LNG netback price series to estimate an indicative reference price of gas in locations other than Wallumbilla.
See: Transportation prices
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