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Daily (17.10.2019): NBP spot slumped by over 8% on Wednesday amid firmer Norwegian exports and lower gas-for-power demand

Speculations about a potential extension of crude supply cuts by OPEC and its allies as of December led to a recovery in crude oil prices on Wednesday. The greenback’s slide coupled with short covering in anticipation of an industry report on U.S. crude inventories also contributed to the market rally. Still, concerns over tighter crude demand and expectations for higher crude stocks in the U.S. limited gains. Against that backdrop, Brent crude rose by 1.2% to 59.42 USD/bbl, while WTI futures advanced by 1% to 53.36 USD/bbl.

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Daily (16.10.2019): The EUAs spiked by around 6.4% on Tuesday after an optimistic breakthrough in Brexit process

Crude oil prices extended their fall on Tuesday, as the uncertain outlook for the Sino-American trade negotiations, coupled with indicators of an economic slowdown in China fueled worries over global crude demand. The high level of U.S. crude stocks added pressure on prices. Consequently, WTI futures lost 1.5% to close at $52.81 a barrel, while Brent crude traded 1% down at $58.74 a barrel. However, hopes for a timely Brexit deal and signals of possible oil supply cuts from OPEC reduced losses.

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Daily (11.10.2019): EU carbon prices climbed by 2.5% on Thursday, following positive negotiations between the UK and Ireland

Crude oil prices rebounded on Thursday, as OPEC pledges to take a supply decision for next year this December. Trade talks between U.S. and China to be held next week also lent support to prices. Hence, Brent crude rose by 1.3% to 59.10 a barrel, while WTI futures climbed by 1.8% on a daily basis to end at $53.55 a barrel.

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Daily (09.10.2019): European carbon prices reached EUR 23 a tonne on Tuesday, on worries over Brexit negotiations

Crude oil prices traded lower on Tuesday, after Donald Trump reported that a quick trade deal will unlikely happen soon. Meanwhile, oil prices were supported by protests in OPEC members Iraq and Ecuador, which threatened to disrupt their oil output. Hence, WTI futures fell by 0.2% to $52.63 a barrel, while Brent crude edged 0.2% down at $58.24 a barrel.

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Daily (02.10.2019): Brent crude dipped by over 3% on Tuesday, on fears of weakening crude demand

Crude oil prices continued their downward evolution on Tuesday, following the news that U.S. factory data dropped to an over 10-year low in September due to fewer exports in the context of the U.S.-China trade tensions. A subsequent fall in equities market put more pressure on prices. Pessimistic manufacturing and inflation data in the Euro zone also weighed on the market. On the supply side, the declines in oil output from OPEC, Russia and the U.S. could prevent further losses. Brent crude tumbled by 3.1% to $58.89 a barrel. WTI futures traded 0.8% lower at $53.62 a barrel.

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