Daily (19.11.2019): NBP spot fell by 2% on forecasts for lower heating and gas-for-power demand due to milder weather

19/11/2019 10:40 Daily


Oil prices lost ground on Monday amid uncertainty over a trade agreement between the U.S. and China. Furthermore, worries about crude oversupply also put pressure on oil contracts. Brent crude dropped by 1.4% to $62.44 a barrel and WTI futures fell by 1.1% to $58.05 a barrel.

British wholesale gas prices declined on Monday on expectations for lower heating and gas-for power demand due to milder weather. NBP spot dropped by 2% to 38.33 p/therm. At the same time, the Summer 2020 delivery contract ended 2.2% lower at 38.01 p/therm.


European prompt power prices surged on Monday on forecasts for higher demand. The German spot power price soared by 22% to 46.49 euros/MWh. Moreover, the French day-ahead power price bolstered by 38.5% to 64.10 euros/MWh.


Along the curve, contracts were bearish on Monday, due to weaker carbon markets. The German Cal20’ delivery contract ended 0.9% lower at 45.13 euros/MWh. The French equivalent contract closed 0.8% down at 47.82 euros/MWh.


European carbon prices continued their bearish trend despite a stronger auction on Monday, to hit a six-week low, because of weaker energy markets. The carbon contract expiring in 2021 traded 1.8% lower at 23.79 euros/tonne.

Daily (17.01.2020): Crude oil ended 1% higher on Thursday on optimism after signing U.S.-China pact

17/01/2020 11:19:00

Crude oil prices finished higher on Thursday, supported by the signing of the trade deal Phase 1 between Washington and Beijing, rising prospects for improved global economic growth in 2020.


Romania's Transgaz says gas link to Moldova's Chisinau to be completed on schedule

17/01/2020 10:51:00

Romanian gas transmission company Transgaz said works are on schedule for the completion of the pipeline that would link Iasi to the capital of neigbouring Moldova - Chisinau, via Ungheni.


Westinghouse to upgrade control system of Bulgaria's Kozloduy NPP

17/01/2020 10:43:00

Westinghouse Electric Company said on Thursday that it has signed a contract with Bulgaria's Kozloduy nuclear power plant (NPP) to migrate the current Ovation platform-based information and control systems at the plant's units 5 and 6 to its latest standard.