Daily (11.04.2019): The EU carbon prices hit a new 11-year high on Wednesday on Brexit delay optimism

11/04/2019 10:19 Daily


Crude oil prices increased on Wednesday, after EIA report showed that U.S. gasoline stocks plunged more than expected last week, offsetting the surging crude inventories. OPEC’s oil production at four-year low in March coupled with U.S. sanctions on Iran and Venezuela lent more support to prices. Brent crude price rose by 1.6% to $71.73 a barrel, while WTI futures traded 1% up at $64.61 a barrel.

British wholesale gas prices reversed the strong earlier gains on Wednesday, ahead of five LNG cargoes to arrive in Britain by April 20. The NBP spot price slumped by 4.3% to 40.40 p/therm. In the meantime, the contract price for delivery in August 2019 tumbled by 4.6% to 41.58 p/therm. 


The European day-ahead electricity prices continued to climb on Wednesday, due to cold weather forecasts and consequently firmer demand. The German spot power price surged by 4.5% to 44.74 EUR/MWh, supported by a drop in wind generation. Meanwhile, the equivalent French contract traded at the same price as the German one, posting a 1.5% hike, amid lower nuclear availability and reduced hydropower supply due to a 24-hour strike.


Along the forward curve, power prices added ground on Wednesday, bolstered by hiking carbon prices. The German power contract for delivery in 2020 ended 3.9% higher at 51.34 EUR/MWh. The equivalent French contract price jumped by 3.7% to close at 54.44 EUR/MWh.


The European carbon prices extended gains on Wednesday, reaching a fresh 11-year high, on signs of a looming Brexit delay. The price for the 2020-expiry contract spiked by 2.3% to 26.43 EUR/tonne.

Daily (20.05.2019): NBP spot price slumped by 7.5% on Friday amid system oversupply

20/05/2019 11:11:00

Oil prices lost momentum on Friday, weighed by persistent concerns over a weakening demand because of the stalemate in the U.S.-China trade negotiations. However, the decline in the Iranian and Russian exports along with reduced shipments from the North Sea capped losses. As a result, Brent crude retreated by 0.6% to 72.21 USD/bbl. In the meantime, WTI Crude price slipped by 0.2% to 62.76 USD/bbl.


Alpiq sells two Czech coal-fired power plants to Sev.en Energy

20/05/2019 09:19:00

Swiss company Alpiq has agreed to sell its two coal-fired power plants in the Czech Republic to Sev.en Energy Group for nearly $307.15m (€280m).


Gazprom makes huge Siberian gas discovery

20/05/2019 09:16:00

Russia's state-owned Gazprom Friday announced a 17-trillion-cubic-foot gas discovery in Siberia, Kallanish Energy reports.