Daily (14.03.2019): Electricity prices on the curve slumped by around 3% on Wednesday due to weaker coal and carbon markets

14/03/2019 11:09 Daily

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Oil prices rose on Wednesday following a strong decline in U.S. inventories and due to sanctions that stalled exports from Venezuela. Brent crude added $0.88, or 1.3%, to close at $67.55 a barrel. WTI futures settled 2.4% higher at $58.26 a barrel.

British wholesale gas prices fell on Wednesday as high wind output reduced gas demand for power generation. NBP day-ahead gas price lost 1.15 pence, or 2.8% to end at 39.55 p/therm, while April 2019 delivery contract traded 3.6% lower at 39.26 p/therm.


European spot power prices surged on Wednesday.  The German day-ahead power price jumped by 80.3% to 32.54 euros/MWh on forecasts for weaker wind power generation and higher electricity demand. The French spot electricity price rose by 21.6% to 35.13 euros/MWh, on expectations for lower solar generation.


Further on the curve, electricity prices declined on Wednesday, due to lower coal and carbon emission prices. The German year-ahead power contract settled 3.4% lower at 46.79 euros/MWh, while the French equivalent one traded 3.2% lower at 49.83 euros/MWh.


European carbon prices tumbled to a one-week low of €22 on Wednesday as traders were confused ahead of the Brexit decision. The carbon contract expiring in 2020 closed 0.2% down at 22.67 euros/tonne.

Daily (18.03.2019): European spot prices tumbled by over 30% on Friday due to strong renewables generation

18/03/2019 10:30:00

Oil prices edged lower on Friday as rising crude U.S. weekly production and worries about global economy put pressure on the market. Brent crude slipped by 0.1% to $67.16 a barrel, while WTI futures traded 0.2% lower at $58.52 a barrel.

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Gazprom starts on Serbian CCGT

18/03/2019 09:06:00

Gazprom has started the construction of a 200 MW combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant in Serbia.

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Bulgaria eyes to receive additional gas from Azerbaijan

18/03/2019 09:00:00

Bulgaria is interested in additional gas supplies from Azerbaijan, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov told reporters, Azernews informed. Borisov noted that during the meeting with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, the issue of the construction of an interconnector for connecting to the TAP for the delivery of 1 billion m3 of gas to Bulgaria was discussed.

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