Daily (01.11.2019): EUAs sank by 1.5% on Thursday, due to weak auction activity

01/11/2019 11:11 Daily


Crude oil prices declined on Thursday, amidst data showing weak factory activity in China that weighed on global demand. As a result, Brent crude traded 0.6% down at $60.23 a barrel. At the same time, a leak on a key U.S. pipeline disrupted supply flows, pushing WTI futures down by 1.6% to $54.18 a barrel.

British forward wholesale gas prices inched up on Thursday on expectations for lower temperatures. The contract for delivery in Summer 2020 rose by 0.2% to 39.41 p/therm. Meanwhile, NBP spot plunged by 8% to 23.10 p/therm, due to stronger Norwegian flows, rising wind output and plentiful LNG supply.


European spot electricity prices extended their fall on Thursday, in anticipation of an increase in wind output and ahead of All Saints Day holiday across parts of Europe. Hence, the French prompt power price plunged by 24.3% to 32.27 EUR/MWh, while the German equivalent contract tumbled by 31.8% to 31.70 EUR/MWh


Further on the curve, power prices weakened on Thursday, following the decline in carbon prices. The German Cal 2020 delivery contract fell by 0.7% to 46.56 EUR/MWh, while the French equivalent contract was 1.3% lower at 49.13 EUR/MWh.


European carbon prices dropped on Thursday, pressured by a soft auction activity. The price for the contract expiring in 2021 declined by 1.5% to 26.03 EUR/tonne.

Daily (05.12.2019): Oil prices skyrocketed about 4% on Wednesday ahead of the OPEC meeting

05/12/2019 10:41:00

Crude oil prices skyrocketed on Wednesday, buoyed by hopes of deeper production cuts from OPEC and its allies and following a larger-than-expected drop in U.S. stockpiles. Brent crude soared by 3.6% to settle at $63 a barrel. WTI crude gained 4.2%, closing at $58.43 a barrel. It was its third straight day of gains, and its best day since September.


France's EDF extends Cruas 2 nuclear reactor outage to Saturday

05/12/2019 09:13:00

French utility EDF on Wednesday extended the outage at its 900 MW Cruas 2 nuclear reactor by two days until Saturday, adding that resumption of power generation could be delayed by ongoing safety checks following an earthquake.


Total to supply LNG fuel to CMA CGM vessels for 10 years

05/12/2019 09:09:00

French energy major Total and compatriot shipping company CMA CGM have signed an agreement for the supply of approximately 270,000 tonnes of LNG per year over ten years.