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Daily (15.08.2019): European spot power prices plummeted by over 21% on Wednesday, amid low demand due to a public holiday in the region and surging wind output

Crude oil prices reversed earlier gains on Wednesday, amid disappointing economic data in China and the Eurozone, particularly in Germany, worsening the crude demand outlook. A surprise increase in the U.S. crude inventories added to the bearish market sentiment. In addition, traders were focused on profit taking after Tuesday’s rise. As a result, Brent crude fell by 3% to $59.48 a barrel, while WTI futures dropped by 3.3% to $55.23 a barrel.

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Daily (12.08.2019): European spot power prices plummeted by nearly 70% on Friday due to a surge in renewables output

Oil prices continued to climb on Friday, in response to weaker Euroilstock data, which showed a decrease in the total crude and product inventories of 16 European countries in July. Prices also drew support from OPEC supply cuts and Saudi Arabia’s commitment to bring the oil market back to balance. Hence, Brent crude rose by 2% to $58.53 a barrel. Concurrently, WTI futures surged by 3.7% to $54.50 a barrel, on lower production growth forecasts after U.S. drillers slashed the active oil rig count for a sixth straight week.

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Daily (09.08.2019): Oil prices rebounded by nearly 3% on Thursday, due to a firmer yuan and hopes for additional OPEC output cuts

Oil prices strengthened on Thursday, rebounding from an earlier low, after Saudi Arabia showed readiness to discuss with other producers about the recent slump in crude prices. The prospect of additional output cuts from OPEC, coupled with a steadying yuan, supported prices. As a result, Brent crude rose by 2.1% to $57.38 a barrel. At the same time, WTI futures spiked by 2.8% to $52.54 a barrel, boosted by a fall in inventories at Cushing, Oklahoma, in the week to August 6.

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Russia’s oil output rebounds from 3-year-low

Russia’s oil production in the past few days has recovered to the ceiling that Moscow has pledged in the OPEC+ deal, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said, after output had dropped to nearly 3-year lows in the 1st days of July, Oilprice reported.

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EDF could shut power output at Golfech nuclear plant due to hot weather

French utility EDF could shut down production at its 2,600 megawatt capacity Golfech nuclear power plant in the south of France from Tuesday July 23, due to the high temperature forecast on the Garonne river.

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