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Daily (15.07.2019): NBP spot surged by 4.7% on Friday, due to rising gas-for-power demand ahead of an expected 3-day hot spell

Crude oil prices slightly rose on Friday, after a tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico caused disruptions in the local production, while tensions between Iran and the West continued to mount. Consequently, Brent crude traded 0.3% higher at $66.72 a barrel. However, forecasts for a global oil supply glut from the International Energy Agency and OPEC limited the gains, with WTI futures remaining almost flat at $60.21 a barrel.

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Daily (09.07.2019): European spot power prices rose by over 20% on Monday, due to low wind supply and tight nuclear capacity

Crude oil prices steadied on Monday as Iran’s nuclear program offset worries about global oil demand growth. As a result, Brent crude dropped by 0.2% to $64.11 a barrel, while WTI futures added 0.3% to settle at $57.66 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.

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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.

read more... 02/07/2019