NGLStrategy’s monthly report provides an overview of the current propane & butane market developments and the forecast for the next 3 months.

The propane and butane markets are continuingly evolving being influenced by a number of other products as well as political/economic factors. Regular updates of the markets such as NGLStrategy’s monthly report are necessary to stay ahead of the changes.
Each report is supported by data provided via our online portal database allowing clients to individualise their analysis pertinent to their needs.

  • Stay ahead of the changes observed in the market and the impact of current factors on the next 3 months
  • Provides a global view of the LPG market tying all segments together into one report
  • Identify seasonal trends for regional LPG supply/demand
  • Gain access to NGLS’s analysts and consultants for questions on the market
  • Covers a range of topics including seaborne trade flows, global supply & demand, pricing, petrochemicals and shipping.

Supply & Demand

  • Review of previous forecasts/expectations
  • Monthly propane and butane supply/demand for major LPG markets (US, China & India)
  • Seaborne trade by major importer and exporter
  • Seaborne trade flows
  • Global Seaborne trade balance
  • Inventory stats and assessments for China, India & US


  • Variable margins for NW Europe, Far East and USGC as well as for Far East PDH plants.
  • Import volumes for steam cracking and PDH
  • Capacity additions and loss including impact on LPG


  • VLGC monthly supply/demand balance
  • Freight outlook relative to market indices
  • Shipping indices including exports by VLGC, freight outlook & Panama Canal delays


  • Oil, natural gas and naphtha price outlook
  • Pricing forecast for propane & butane
  • Arbitrage economics & outlook for propane/butane relative to major trading indices


  • Two reports are provided: “Executive Summary” & “Data & Analytics” each month via email in PDF format
  • Supplementary data is provided via email in Excel format
  • Access to NGLStratey’s online portal for all data relating to the reports can be downloaded in a number of formats (subject to subscription level)
  • Access to NGLStrategy’s analysts and consultants


  • Reports are published each month with major changes (if necessary) provided within each month
  • NGLStrategy’s experts are available at any time for further explanation/analysis