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.

Daily (09.12.2019): Brent posts a 3.1% weekly gain following OPEC decision to reduce output target

09/12/2019 12:49:00

Crude oil prices soared on Friday as OPEC+ agreed in Vienna to extend output cuts by 500,000 barrels per day in early 2020. Consequently, Brent crude rallied by $1, or 1.6%, to settle at $64.39. It recorded a weekly hike of 3.1%. U.S. WTI crude rose by 77 cents, or 1.3%, to $59.20 per barrel. For the week, WTI jumped 7.3%, after a 4% rise reached on Wednesday after data indicated sharp declines in U.S. crude inventories.

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Vestas books 137MW US tour

09/12/2019 09:06:00

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Russian company to initiate feasibility study of undersea gas pipeline in 2020

09/12/2019 09:01:00

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