Daily (04.12.2018): Brent crude hiked by 5.1% on Monday, as US-China trade war tensions eased

04/12/2018 11:58 Daily


Oil prices jumped on Monday, after Qatar decided to quit the OPEC club in January 2019. Furthermore, US-China trade tensions eased as no additional tariffs will be imposed during a period of 90-days. Expectations for OPEC supply reduction also stimulated prices. Brent crude price increased by 5.1% to $61.69 a barrel. Meanwhile, WTI crude gained 4% to $52.95 a barrel. 

The upward trend in UK gas prices on Monday was caused by an undersupplied system due to reduced flows from Norway. The January 2019 delivery contract was 1.8% higher at 68.77 p/therm. Moreover, stronger demand for heating because of lower temperatures forecasts and higher demand from power generators due to reduced wind production boosted the spot price. NBP day-ahead gas price rose 4.6% to 66.15 p/therm. 


European spot power prices for day-ahead delivery were bullish on Monday, due to weaker wind generation and increased demand because of cooler weather. The baseload price for day-ahead delivery in Germany added 8.1% to 50.65 euros/MWh. Meanwhile, the French spot electricity contract ended 4% higher at 58.44 euros/MWh, as nuclear power production in France remains stable. 


Further along the electricity curve, year-ahead prices continued to rise. The German contract for 2019 delivery settled at 52.97 euros/MWh, or around 1.3% higher. In the meantime, the French equivalent contract was 1% up at 58.44 euros/MWh. 


Carbon contracts gained more ground on Monday, hitting new highs near the 21-euro level amidst a bullish energy complex. The price for the contract expiring in 2020 soared by 0.8% to settle at 21.55 euros a tonne.

Daily (13.08.2019): European carbon prices slumped by over 5% on Monday amid a weaker auction

13/08/2019 10:05:00

Oil prices remained bullish on Monday, on expectations for deeper cuts of global oil supplies that might counterbalance the slowing growth of global crude demand driven by the U.S.-China trade dispute. Brent crude traded 0.1% up at $58.57 a barrel. At the same time, the ongoing tensions between the U.S. and Iran, along with a weakening dollar, pushed the WTI futures 0.8% higher at $54.93 a barrel.


Coal generation in Europe down 19% in 2019 as phase-outs take effect

13/08/2019 08:42:00

Coal generation in Europe dipped 19% over the first six months of 2019, according to Brussels-based think tank Sandbag.


Wintershall Dea begun drilling 4 production wells on the Dvalin gas field in the Norwegian Sea

13/08/2019 08:36:00

Wintershall Dea reported today that it has begun drilling 4 production wells on the Dvalin gas field in the Norwegian Sea, getting ready for the start of production in 2020.