Daily (15.05.2019): Brent crude rose by 1.4% on Tuesday, after a drone attack on a Saudi Arabia oil firm

15/05/2019 11:19 Daily

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Crude oil prices soared on Tuesday, after the attack of the Yemeni explosive-charged drones on Saudi Arabia’s oil firm, Aramco, which shortly halted pumping. However, production and oil exports continued without disruption. Meanwhile, China-US trade negotiations are still not settled. As a result, Brent crude rose by 1.4% to $71.24 a barrel, while WTI futures traded 1.2% higher at $61.78 a barrel.

British gas prices were mixed on Tuesday. NBP day-ahead price plunged by 3.3% to 32.20 p/therm, due to warmer weather across the country. Meanwhile, the contract for delivery in Q3 2019 traded 0.6% higher at 35.12 p/therm, influenced by the expectation of a lower wind power output.

 

European day-ahead power prices varied on Tuesday. The price for the German day-ahead power contract slipped by 0.4% to 40.85 EUR/MWh due to lower demand. Meanwhile, the equivalent French contract settled 0.4% up at 40.72 EUR/MWh, on weaker renewables generation.

 

Along the curve, electricity prices declined. The price for the German power contract for delivery in 2020 fell by 1% to 48.61 EUR/MWh tracking the bearish evolution of the spot price. At the same time, the equivalent French contract traded 0.8% down at 51.66 EUR/MWh, due to several reactors expected to restart later on Tuesday that might leave the system oversupplied.

 

EU carbon prices reversed trend, surging on Tuesday, on a stronger auction and bullish energy market. The price for the 2021-expiry contract settled 3.3% higher at 26.44 EUR/tonne.

Portugal to tender 1.35 GW of solar under new licensing rules

17/05/2019 08:45:00

Portugal's Minister of the Environment, Joao Matos Fernandes, said the government will auction 1.35 GW of solar capacity now that the licensing regime has been changed to allow that.

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Daily (16.05.2019): British forward gas prices rose by almost 2% on Wednesday, tracking the bullish trend in oil prices

16/05/2019 10:36:00

Crude oil prices rose on Wednesday, due to the conflict in the Middle East that could disturb global supplies. Meanwhile, a surprise rise in U.S. crude stocks limited the gains. Brent crude climbed by 0.7% to $71.77 a barrel, while WTI futures settled 0.4% up at $62.02 a barrel.

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Gazprom confirms first gas via TurkStream by December

16/05/2019 09:15:00

Russia's Gazprom expects to send its first gas through the TurkStream natural gas pipeline to Turkey by the end of December, Gazprom's deputy chairman Vitaly Markelov said late Tuesday.

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