Daily (15.04.2019): Brent crude climbed by 1% on upbeat Chinese economic data and tight global supply

15/04/2019 11:24 Daily

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Oil prices added gains on Friday following a recovery in Chinese exports last month. The rising U.S. and euro zone bond yields to three-week highs and German growth forecasts also supported prices. Furthermore, involuntary cuts in Venezuela supply and Iran signaled another lift in prices. Brent crude hiked by 1% to $71.55 a barrel , while WTI futures rose by 0.5% to $63.89 a barrel.

British gas prices were mixed on Friday. NBP spot fell by 1.1% to 40.00 p/therm as milder weather forecasts led to an oversupply in the system.  Meanwhile, on the curve, the contract for delivery in Winter 2019 traded 0.7% higher at 58.62 p/therm, tracking an upward evolution in oil prices.

 

European day-ahead power prices declined on Friday on expections for rising wind and solar power generation.The price for the German day-ahead power contract plunged by 7.8% to 41.42 EUR/MWh Meanwhile, the equivalent French contract traded 4.3% lower at 42.96 EUR/MWh, on falling demand in the region.

 

Along the curve, electricity prices edged higher following bullish oil markets and several gas contracts. The price for the German power contract for delivery in 2020 edged 0.3% higher at 50.86 EUR/MWh, while the equivalent French contract inched up by 0.7% to 53.97 EUR/MWh.

 

EU carbon prices lost ground on Friday, due to a bearish trading activity amidst Brexit uncertainty. The price for the 2020-expiry contract traded 2.7% lower at 26.89 EUR/tonne.

Lukoil starts production in onshore gas fields

15/04/2019 08:57:00

Russian corporation Lukoil revealed Thursday the company has begun production at two natural gas onshore fields in Siberia, Kallanish Energy learns.

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Daily (12.04.2019): Carbon prices hit a fresh 11-year peak on Thursday, after the second Brexit extension

12/04/2019 10:21:00

Crude oil prices declined on Thursday, due to concerns that OPEC might increase its oil production as of July if oil supplies from Venezuela and Iran continue to tighten and consequently support prices. The surging U.S. crude inventories also weighed on prices. WTI futures lost 1.6% to settle at $63.58 a barrel, while Brent crude price dropped by 1.3% to $70.83 a barrel.

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E.ON breaks ground on 220MW wind farm

12/04/2019 09:09:00

E.ON has announced the start of construction on a new 220MW wind farm in Texas.

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