Daily (30.07.2020): European CO2 prices rebounded by nearly 2% on Wednesday tracking a stronger auction in Poland.

30/07/2020 13:19 Daily


Crude oil prices inched higher on Wednesday, following an unexpected drop in US crude inventories. Consequently, Brent crude rose by 1.2% to $43.75 a barrel, while WTI futures increased by 0.6% to $41.27 a barrel.

Gas prices added momentum on Wednesday, amidst higher oil prices and a decrease in wind forecasts that boosted gas-for-power demand. Hence, the NBP day-ahead price rose by 1.5% to 13.20 p/therm, while the contract price for delivery in Q4 2020 climbed by 1.6% to 27.35 p/therm.


European spot power prices were bullish on Wednesday, due to an increase in demand on the back of hot weather. The price for the German day-ahead power contract hiked by 71.7% to 35.62 EUR/MWh, while the equivalent French contract settled 7.1% higher at 40.36 EUR/MWh.


Meanwhile, forward electricity prices added ground due to higher carbon and gas prices. The price for the German power contract for delivery in 2020 surged by 2.2% to 39.86 EUR/MWh, while the equivalent French contract settled 1.5% higher at 44.52 EUR/MWh.


EU carbon prices rebounded on Wednesday driven by strong auction activity in Poland. The contract expiring in 2021 rose by 1.7% to 26.55 EUR/tonne.

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Daily (05.08.2020): Brent crude hit its highest settlement since early March on Tuesday, driven by the anticipation of a drop in U.S. stocks

05/08/2020 09:17:00

Crude oil futures rose for a third straight session on Tuesday, driven by tumbling dollar, hopes of a new economic stimulus package in the U.S. and expectations that U.S. stockpiles drop again. Hence, Brent crude added 28 cents, or 0.6%, to settle at $44.43 a barrel, its highest close since March 6 At the same time, U.S. WTI crude rose by 69 cents, or 1.7%, to end at $41.70, its highest settlement since July 21.