Daily (23.08.2019): EU carbon prices fell to an 8-week low on Thursday, weighed down by technical weakness

23/08/2019 10:44 Daily


Crude oil prices inched down on Thursday, due to weaker equity markets and uncertainty over the outlook for U.S. interest rate cuts. Both Brent crude and WTI futures fell by 0.6% to $59.92 and $55.35 a barrel respectively.


British gas prices diverged on Thursday. NBP spot climbed by 2.5% to 28.60 p/therm, due to maintenance works that disturbed imports from Norway. Meanwhile, prices on the forward curve dropped, due to robust supply and a drop in oil prices. The contract price for delivery in Q1 2020 declined by 1.4% to 51.70 p/therm.


European prompt power prices were mixed on Thursday. The price for the German day-ahead power contract rose by 2.8% to 37.32 EUR/MWh, as wind volumes are set to fall.  At the same time, the equivalent French contract settled 6% lower at 31.31 EUR/MWh, on rising nuclear availability.


Meanwhile, forward electricity prices were rather constant amid a bearish energy complex. The price for the German power contract for delivery in 2020 closed at 48.32 EUR/MWh, while the equivalent French contract settled at 49.89 EUR/MWh.


EU carbon prices fell to an 8-week low on Thursday, pressured by technical weakness. Therefore, the contract expiring in 2020 decreased by 1.4% to 25.93 EUR/tonne.


Daily (12.11.2019): French spot power price surged by over 16% on forecasts for higher demand amid colder weather

12/11/2019 11:17:00

Oil prices dropped on Monday due to a lack of direction in the U.S- China trade negotiations. Hence, Brent crude closed 0.5% lower at $62.18 a barrel, while WTI futures fell by 0.7% to $56.86 a barrel.


Mongolia exports 32.3 million tons of coal as of first ten months

12/11/2019 10:35:00

Mongolia planned to export 42 million tons of coal in 2019. According to statistics of Mongolian General Customs Administration, Mongolia has exported 32.3 million tons of coal as of first ten months of 2019 which means there is a necessity to export 9.7 tons of coal in order to reach the goal. But the People’s Republic of China appears to maintain its coal import at 200-300 million tons so that the amount of coal export has a tendency to slow down in the last months of 2019 according to Bloomberg.


NTT to spend 600 billion yen on own grids for power business

12/11/2019 10:25:00

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone has decided to build its own power grids. Japan's largest telecom company plans, beginning in the year ending March 2021, to sell electricity from storage batteries at its roughly 7,300 office buildings around the country, mainly to hospitals and factories.