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.

Serbian, Hungarian power exchanges to merge operations by end-2019

23/08/2019 08:20:00

The power exchanges of Serbia and Hungary are expected to merge their business by the end of the year to create a strong regional player, Serbian energy minister Aleksandar Antic said.

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Daily (22.08.2019): NBP spot surged by 5.4% on Wednesday as the outage at Culzean gas field has been extended

22/08/2019 12:09:00

Oil prices diverged on Wednesday. Brent crude price rose due to a higher-than-expected draw in U.S crude stockpiles, while WTI futures dropped due to continued worries about the global economy. Brent crude added $0.27, or 0.5%, to $60.30 a barrel. Meanwhile, WTI crude lost $0.45, or 0.8%, to end at $55.68 a barrel.

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German renewables levy to rise slightly in 2020 and peak the year after – think tank

22/08/2019 08:38:00

Germany's renewables levy, the EEG surcharge, is expected to rise slightly from 6.41 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) this year to between 6.5 and 6.7 in 2020, according to calculations by think tank Agora Energiewende*. The main reasons for the expected rise are increasing wind power capacity and a declining balance in Germany’s “green energy account”, writes Agora Energiewende.

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