Daily (11.07.2019): Oil prices soared by nearly 4.5% on Wednesday, ahead of the Gulf of Mexico storm and lower crude inventories

11/07/2019 11:23 Daily

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Oil prices soared on Wednesday, adding more than $2, after a greater than expected draw in U.S. crude oil inventories. The evacuation of several oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico in advance of a tropic storm also supported prices. As a result, Brent crude hiked by 4.5% to $67.01 a barrel, while WTI futures closed 4.4% up at $60.43 a barrel.

British gas prices added ground on Wednesday amidst low wind generation and short supply. NBP hiked by 8.9% to 33.75 p/therm, while the contract for delivery in Q1 2020 traded 3.2% higher at 56.03 p/therm.

 

European prompt power prices were bullish on Wednesday as forecasts showed a sharp fall in renewables power output and a fall in French nuclear generation. Meanwhile, the German consumption remained firm. As a result, the price for the German day-ahead power contract climbed by 10.7% to 45.91 EUR/MWh, while the equivalent French contract settled 9% higher at 44.11 EUR/MWh.

 

On the curve, forward electricity prices also posted gains following a bullish energy market. The price for the German power contract for delivery in 2020 increased by 1.5% to 50.77 EUR/MWh, while the equivalent French contract traded 1.5% higher at 52.40 EUR/MWh.

 

EU carbon prices added momentum on Wednesday, reaching their highest level in 11 years, influenced by a lack of auction supply and stronger energy market. As a result, the price for the 2021-expiry contract traded 6.2% higher at 29.13 EUR/tonne.

Daily (11.09.2019): A strong rise in European gas and power prices on Tuesday following several bullish news

11/09/2019 12:16:00

The abrupt firing of the combative U.S. national security advisor John Bolton raised a softer oil supply outlook, leading to a decline in oil prices on Tuesday. The news spurred speculations that U.S. might head for a potential de-escalation in tensions with Iran and an improved trade with Venezuela. However, gains were capped by earlier assurances of continued output cuts from OPEC and its allies. Consequently, WTI futures fell by 0.8% to 57.40 USD/bbl, while Brent crude edged down by 0.3% to 62.38 USD/bbl.

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Netherlands to halt Groningen gas production by 2022

11/09/2019 08:34:00

The Netherlands will halt production at Groningen, Europe’s largest onshore natural gas field, by 2022, eight years earlier than initially planned, the Dutch government said on Tuesday.

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Wind tender in Germany awards just 37.4% of 500-MW target

11/09/2019 08:29:00

Another onshore wind tender in Germany ended with no real competition, awarding just 187 MW of capacity at the ceiling price of EUR 62 (USD 68.4m) per MWh, Germany’s Federal Network Agency announced today.

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