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Daily (8.07.2019): NBP day-ahead jumped by 9.6% on Friday, due to outages at the Nyhamma gas plant

Oil prices reversed trend adding gains on Friday, bolstered by the rising tensions in Iran and a decision by OPEC and its allies to extend oil supply cuts until next year. Nevertheless, weak manufacturing data from around the globe limited oil gains. As a result, Brent crude climbed by 1.5% to $64.23 a barrel, while WTI futures inched up by 1.3% to $57.51 a barrel.

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Daily (05.07.2019): EU carbon prices dropped by around 1.8% on Thursday in a weaker auction

Crude oil prices declined in a thin trading due to a public holiday in the U.S. on Thursday, influenced by a smaller-than-anticipated drop in the U.S. crude inventories. Concerns of a scarce demand stoked by weaker U.S. factory orders and slower business growth in Europe also weighed on prices. However, this week’s decision on the extension of OPEC+ output cuts limited losses. Against that background, Brent crude lost 0.8% to settle at $63.30 a barrel, while WTI futures ended 0.9% lower at $56.80 a barrel.

read more... 05/07/2019


Daily (03.07.2019): Crude oil prices fell by over 4% on Tuesday, weighed by demand worries

Crude oil prices posted an important loss on Tuesday, pressured by global oil demand concerns raised by weaker factory activity in Europe and Asia in June as well as by downbeat U.S. manufacturing data nearing a three-year low. Moreover, investors seemed to be rather disappointed that OPEC didn’t agree on larger output cuts. As a result, WTI futures plunged by 4.8% to $56.25 a barrel, while Brent crude tumbled by 4.1% to $62.40 a barrel.

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Daily (02.07.2019): NBP spot spiked by 11% on Monday, due to outages at Norwegian gas infrastructures

Crude oil prices diverged on Monday. WTI futures inched up by 1.1% to $59.09 a barrel, following OPEC’s decision to extend its output cuts by another nine months until March 2020. Prices were also supported by the easing of trade tensions between U.S. and China, as their presidents agreed not to impose further tariffs on U.S. and Chinese goods. However, Brent crude settled 2.2% lower at $65.06 a barrel, due to persistent demand worries stoked by the slowing global economy and surging U.S. crude production.

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Daily (01.07.2019): Carbon prices fell by around 2.3% on Friday, amid quarter-end profit-making

Crude oil prices were bearish on Friday, as traders awaited the outcome of the meeting of the U.S. President Donald Trump with the Chinese President Xi Jinping. As a result, WTI futures settled 1.6% lower at $58.47 a barrel, while Brent crude remained flat at $66.55 a barrel. However, expectations for a prolongation of crude output cuts by OPEC members and their allies at their meetings on July 1-2 limited losses.

read more... 01/07/2019