LONDON, November 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Integer Research has conducted research into the impact of energy on the nitrogen market and the outlook for feedstock costs which shows that the range between the highest and lowest cost producers in the market has been squeezed across all nitrogen products by as much as $70 per tonne in the last year alone. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161118/441068-INFO ) This new era of energy pricing and its impact across the nitrogen market is analysed in Integer's new energy focus report (part of Integer's Nitrogen Cost and Profit Margin Service). It is also covered in our upcoming free online webinar ( click here for more information on the webinar or see the bottom of this release) The analysis of energy market dynamics is essential to understand the economics of the global nitrogen industry. Nitrogen prices are fundamentally linked to the price of energy since most nitrogen producers worldwide utilise natural gas or coal as their feedstock, and the main cost component of nitrogen production is energy. Market prices for gas and coal increasingly reflect a complex combination of national, regional and/or global supply and demand for gas. Integer's view is that the development of these factors is what will determine the future competitive position of nitrogen producers on the global cost curve - and this is reflected in Integer's medium and long term global producer cost curves. For nitrogen producers with market-priced feedstock costs, profitability and competitive position is largely a function of underlying energy market factors. The global energy market has fundamentally changed in recent years, and further change is on the horizon. Perceived energy scarcity has given way to a new era of energy abundance due to the growth of newly advanced developing economies, particularly China, and technological innovation in the oil and natural gas industry, giving rise to shale gas and increased LNG trade. Integer comprehensively scrutinise the nature of gas and coal pricing to nitrogen producers, in our new focus report on the impact of energy on the nitrogen market and the outlook for feedstock costs and product prices. We summarise some of the key findings of this exercise below - for more information about our detailed analysis on the implications for nitrogen production economics, considering the heightened uncertainty in energy and commodity markets more generally, please contact us directly using the contact details below.