Daily (29.11.2018): NBP spot gas price lost almost 5% on Wednesday, due to an oversupplied system

29/11/2018 11:48 Daily


A decrease in oil crude prices was seen on Wednesday due to global oversupply. The price for Brent declined by 2.4% to $58.76 a barrel, or more than 30% down from a 4-year high reached in October. OPEC is planning a summit in Vienna next week to discuss the necessity of output reductions. Meanwhile, WTI crude traded 2.5% down at $50.29 a barrel.

British gas prices fell on Wednesday, as stronger production from wind farms weighed down on gas-for-power demand. Consequently, NBP spot price tumbled by 4.8% to 62.1 p/therm. Summer 2019 delivery contract settled 3% lower at 55.24 p/therm, as several LNG vessels are expected by the end of the week. 


On Wednesday, European prompt power prices diverged. The Germany electricity spot price for Thursday delivery dropped by 4.9% to 50.4 euros/MWh, due to forecasts for higher wind generation and milder weather. On the other side, the price for the French equivalent contract edged 0.2% higher at 62.38 euros/MWh, after an unscheduled outage at EDF’s Gravelines 3 power plant. 


On the forward electricity curve, prices declined, pulled down by bearish coal, gas and carbon markets. The German Cal’19 baseload electricity price fell 1.2% to end at 51.98 euros/MWh, while the French contract for 2019 delivery traded 0.9% down at 56.77 euros/MWh.


The bearish trend in EUAs prices on Wednesday was caused by a pessimistic outlook from traders and an abundant UK auction that cleared at a huge discount. The carbon contract expiring in 2020 closed 1.5% down at 20.18 euros a tonne.

EnBW, Energiekontor sign PPA for 85-MW solar park in Germany

15/02/2019 09:25:00

German utility EnBW Energie Baden-Wuerttemberg AG (ETR:EBK) has signed a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for the output of a 85-MW solar park in northeastern Germany that will be built by project developer Energiekontor AG (ETR:EKT).


Ørsted, Eversource officially take part in NY offshore wind tender

15/02/2019 09:21:00

Denmark’s Ørsted A/S and New England utility Eversource Energy confirmed they have submitted a joint proposal to build an offshore wind park as part of New York state’s 800-MW solicitation.


Daily (14.02.2019): Oil prices climbed by 1.8% on Wednesday, as Saudi Arabia plans to reduce crude exports and production

14/02/2019 12:16:00

Oil prices were bullish on Wednesday, after Saudi Arabia announced its plans to reduce crude exports and production. At the same time, rising U.S. crude inventories might still put pressure on the market. As a result, Brent crude increased by 1.9% to 63.61 USD/bbl. WTI crude rose by 1.5% to 53.90 USD/bbl.