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Daily: European forward prices hit 11-week highs on forecasts of winter cold snap

Crude prices settled lower, with Brent trading below $80 a barrel, after a volatile session on Monday, as Russia tried to influence OPEC to cut production. Benchmark Brent crude oil's front-month contract closed down 68 cents at $80.28 a barrel. U.S. crude's front-month declined 73 cents to fluctuate between $75.48 and $77.02.

read more... 25/11/2014


Daily: European power prices plunge tracking weak carbon prices

Crude oil prices soared on Thursday, recovering after a three-day loss, as upbeat U.S. economic data supported crude markets, but focus persisted on whether OPEC will curb output to halt a five-month long selloff. Benchmark Brent oil increased $1.23 to settle at $79.33 a barrel, after hitting a session high of $79.46. U.S. crude boosted $1 to close at $75.58 after an intraday peak of $75.76.

read more... 21/11/2014


Daily: British natural gas prices soar as robust demand surpasses supply

Crude oil prices dropped for a third consecutive day on Wednesday, as early rise was curbed by talks of an eventual OPEC output reduction and after the Federal Reserve unveiled minutes of previous month’s policy meeting, voicing its concerns that U.S. inflation could remain below target for "quite some time." Benchmark Brent crude oil declined 37 cents to settle at $78.10 a barrel, after gaining as much as 98 cents during the session. U.S. crude fell 3 cents to close at $74.61, after a session high at $75.40.

read more... 20/11/2014


Daily: European forward power prices rally at 2-month high on increasing carbon, coal prices

Crude oil dropped for a second consecutive day on Tuesday since traders looked beyond price defense attempts by Russia and Venezuela and toward Saudi Arabia and OPEC for fresh leads on whether the group might cut production at its meeting on November 27. Benchmark Brent crude slipped 84 cents to close at $78.47 a barrel, while front-month U.S. crude close down $1.03 at $74.61.

read more... 19/11/2014


Daily: British wholesale gas prices increase on reduced flows, short system

Brent crude dropped below $80 a barrel on Wednesday for the first time since 2010, dragged down by technical selling, pressure from dollar appreciation and after Saudi Arabia’s oil minister hesitated to say if the kingdom supports a production cut at OPEC's meeting on November 27. Brent crude reached a session low of $79.84, its lowest level since September 2010, before closing down $1.29 at $80.38. After settlement, Brent declined below $80 again. WTI crude hit a session low of $76.63, then closed down 76 cents at $77.18.

read more... 13/11/2014