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Daily (19.08.2019): The German spot power price tumbled by 27% due to lower demand

Oil prices rebounded from previous losses on Friday asfurther support from central banks might alleviate recession worries. Brent crude rose $0.41, or 0.7% to $58.64 a barrel. WTI futures added $0.40, or 0.7% to $54.87 a barrel.

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Daily (15.08.2019): European spot power prices plummeted by over 21% on Wednesday, amid low demand due to a public holiday in the region and surging wind output

Crude oil prices reversed earlier gains on Wednesday, amid disappointing economic data in China and the Eurozone, particularly in Germany, worsening the crude demand outlook. A surprise increase in the U.S. crude inventories added to the bearish market sentiment. In addition, traders were focused on profit taking after Tuesday’s rise. As a result, Brent crude fell by 3% to $59.48 a barrel, while WTI futures dropped by 3.3% to $55.23 a barrel.

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Sonnedix to start construction of 171 MW PV plant in Chile

Independent solar power producer (IPP) Sonnedix announced the start of the construction of a 171 MW PV plant located in the Pica district in the Atacama Desert in Chile.

read more... 14/08/2019

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Rosatom postpones fast reactor project, report says

Rosenergoatom, the nuclear power plant operator subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom is expected to receive about RUB280 billion (USD4 billion) less in state funding for the construction of new nuclear reactors in Russia owing to the postponement of its fast neutron reactor programme, Russian newspaper Kommersant reported last week, citing anonymous sources.

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Daily (12.08.2019): European spot power prices plummeted by nearly 70% on Friday due to a surge in renewables output

Oil prices continued to climb on Friday, in response to weaker Euroilstock data, which showed a decrease in the total crude and product inventories of 16 European countries in July. Prices also drew support from OPEC supply cuts and Saudi Arabia’s commitment to bring the oil market back to balance. Hence, Brent crude rose by 2% to $58.53 a barrel. Concurrently, WTI futures surged by 3.7% to $54.50 a barrel, on lower production growth forecasts after U.S. drillers slashed the active oil rig count for a sixth straight week.

read more... 12/08/2019

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