Global LPG

GX’s Global LPG data service will focus on the key waterborne markets – Europe, Asia and the US.   Following CIF Large Cargoes assessments for both Propane and Butane in NWE, our Asia assessments will launch later in 2021, with the US to follow shortly after.  True to the GX philosophy, our focus is on providing low-cost, high-quality LPG benchmarks that follow market-accepted methodologies enabling easy adoption.

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Europe’s geographical position provides import and export opportunities to the US and Asia with its wide customer base including petrochemical producers, gasoline blenders and fuel distributors. The Asia-Pacific region’s busy spot market is central to a high-consuming region that continues to expand. General Index’s market team combines analytical reporting with expertise of market fundamentals to produce daily reports of accurate, transparent prices and analysis.

The global LPG report will benefit the following groups of market participants:

1. LPG spot traders and term lifters – tracking daily prices used in spot trading and term contracts

2. Petrochemical producers – maximising inventory levels and feedstock yields using daily pricing information

3. Gasoline blenders – tracking daily butane prices for inventory economics ahead of blending season

4. Refineries and equity holders – remaining informed about key price changes and market fundamentals

5. LPG fuel distributors – keeping up with spot trading to help inform downstream contracts


The global LPG report contains:

1. Key price assessments – see below

2. Relevant swaps data

3. Market insights – details of GX pricing logic to maintain transparency and neutrality


The data is published daily (subject to GX holiday calendar) and made available to its subscribers via direct data feeds and emails to its customers. All prices are published in USD/MT. Technical details can be found in the relevant factsheet.

Key prices

Propane NWE Cif large cargo
Daily market spot value of propane in northwest Europe
Butane NWE Cif large cargo
Daily market spot value of butane in northwest Europe
Propane NWE Cif cargoes swaps
Daily value for relevant month propane swap
Propane large cargo Far East Index
Coming soon. Daily market spot value of propane in the Asia-Pacific region
Butane large cargo Far East Index
Coming soon. Daily market spot value of butane in the Asia-Pacific region