Daily (31.01.2020): A continuous strong decline in British gas prices due to warm weather, low demand and weaker oil markets

31/01/2020 11:45 Daily

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Crude oil prices had the worst performance in three months on Thursday, as investors continued to worry about a sluggish demand for oil following the continued spread of coronavirus, with OPEC considering the possibility of an early meeting.

Brent crude for March delivery fell by $1.52, or 2.5%, to settle at $58.29 a barrel on ICE London. U.S. WTI crude shed 3.5% to end at $52.14 a barrel on NYMEX.

 

Milder-than-normal weather and a weaker demand weighed on British gas prices on Thursday. The NBP day-ahead gas price dipped by 5% to 25.50 p/therm. Along the forward curve, the gas price for Q2 2020 delivery fell by 2.6% to 24.23 p/therm, while the gas for Q3 2020 delivery shed 2.4% to 25.43 p/therm.

 

European spot power prices tumbled on Thursday due to strong wind power production and lower demand. The German day-ahead power price dropped by 32% to 22.48 EUR/MWh, while the price for the similar contract in France decreased by 18% to stand at 29.20 EUR/MW.

Forward power prices lost ground on Thursday, tracking weaker EUAs prices. The German year-ahead power price sunk 1.5% to 41.49 EUR/MWh, while the price for the French equivalent contract dipped by 1.9% to end at 43.00 EUR/Wh.

 

The carbon price plunged a two-month low on Thursday, trading below the €24-mark as coronavirus pandemic continue to weigh on the sentiment. EUAs expiring in 2021 slipped by 1% to settle at 23.91 EUR/tonne.

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