Daily (08.02.2019): WTI crude tumbled by 2.5% on Thursday, due to rising U.S. crude production and inventories

08/02/2019 10:51 Daily

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Oil prices retreated on Thursday, amidst rising U.S. crude inventories and upbeat production levels. However, Washington sanctions against Venezuela and OPEC supply cuts supported the markets. As a result, Brent crude dipped by 1.7% to 61.63 USD/bbl, while WTI crude plunged by 2.5% to 52.64 USD/bbl.

British wholesale gas prices lost ground on Thursday, pressured by the expectations of a stronger output from the country’s wind farms. NBP spot price dropped by 1.6% to 49.85 p/therm, while the contract for March 2019 delivery edged 0.1% lower at 49.81 p/therm.

 

European spot power prices resumed their bearish trend on Thursday, amidst stronger wind supply estimates and milder weather forecasts.The French day-ahead power price fell by 1.7% to 47.39 EUR/MWh, whereas the equivalent German contract tumbled by 6.6% to 41.62 EUR/MWh.

 

Further along the curve, the German power contract for delivery in 2020 traded 1.3% lower at 49.06 EUR/MWh, while the equivalent French contract declined by 0.8% to 51.80 EUR/MWh.

 

European carbon prices slipped on Thursday tracking lower energy commodities. The price for the 2021-expiry contract edged 0.9% lower at 24.42 EUR/tonne.

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Europe agrees sales targets for ‘clean’ buses in cities

13/02/2019 08:39:00

European Union lawmakers struck an agreement on Monday (11 February) on green public procurement rules for new buses, requiring local authorities purchase a minimum share of clean vehicles running on gas or electricity by 2025 and 2030

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Shell to develop $10b Bonga field

13/02/2019 08:14:00

OIL giant Shell’s Bonga South West/Aparo (BSWA) deepwater project, located in Oil Mining Lease (OML) 118 in the Niger Delta, is set for development, it was learnt yesterday.

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