Daily (12.09.2018): Brent crude soared by 2.2% on Tuesday, due to stronger demand ahead of November sanctions

12/09/2018 11:34 Daily

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Strong demand pushed crude prices higher on Tuesday, because President Donald Trump announced that starting from November 4th Iranian crude buyers will stop their purchases. Accordingly, Brent crude traded 2.2% higher at $79.06 a barrel. Meanwhile, WTI crude price increased by 2.5% to $69.25 a barrel.

Recovered flows from one of the six main gas terminals, Easington, contributed to an oversupplied market, which led to a decline in the UK wholesale gas contract prices on Tuesday. Moreover, predictions for hot weather also pressured prices. NBP spot price fell by 2.3% to 75.20 p/therm. On the curve, Winter 2018 delivery contract closed 1.1% lower at 80.71 p/therm. 

 

On Tuesday, European prompt power prices soared, due to lower supply in Germany and tight nuclear availability in France. The German electricity price for Wednesday delivery jumped by 10.4% to 63.78 euros/MWh. Meanwhile, the French equivalent contract added 6.5% to reach 68.30 euros/MWh. 

 

Along the forward curve, power prices continued to gain ground. The German Cal’ 19 baseload electricity contract traded 0.3% higher at 56.90 euros/MWh, while the French equivalent contract ended 0.2% up at 62.58 euros/MWh.

 

European carbon contracts lost momentum on Tuesday, declining from the 10-year peak in a weaker auction. The price for the contract expiring in 2021 tumbled by 3.7% to settle at 25.71 euros a tonne.
 

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13/11/2018 09:42:00

Bosnia's Federation government targets a 44% share of renewable energy in the entity's electricity mix in 2020, it said.

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Daily (12.11.2018): German electricity spot price fell by 27.6% on Friday due to an oversupplied system

12/11/2018 14:48:00

Stronger global supply alongside increased fears over lower rhythm of demand growth led to bearish oil prices on Friday. Brent crude lost $0.47, or 0.7% to end at $70.18 a barrel. WTI futures traded $0.48, or 0.8% lower at $60.19 a barrel.

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Saudi Arabia, Russia discussing possible oil-production cuts

12/11/2018 11:28:00

Saudi Arabia's energy minister said Sunday that the kingdom will reduce exports by about 500,000 barrels a day from November to December. Khalid al-Falih made the comment at a meeting of oil producers in Abu Dhabi.

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