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French power output down over 1.5 GW as workers start protest over restructuring

A strike by employees at French utility EDF in protest against a plan to restructure the state-controlled company cut power generation at two nuclear reactors and two gas-fired power plants on Wednesday evening, company data showed.

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Daily (15.10.2019): NBP spot spiked by 21.3% on Monday, due to lower send-out rates from LNG terminals and weaker wind output

Crude oil prices fell on Monday on doubts about a China-U.S. trade deal. China declared that further discussions were needed, while U.S. reported that tariffs on Chinese imports are still set to take effect on Dec. 15, if a deal is not reached by that time. A rise in U.S. dollar also put pressure on prices. Hence, Brent crude fell by 1.9% to $59.35 a barrel, while WTI futures dropped by 2% to $53.39 a barrel.

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Daily (09.10.2019): European carbon prices reached EUR 23 a tonne on Tuesday, on worries over Brexit negotiations

Crude oil prices traded lower on Tuesday, after Donald Trump reported that a quick trade deal will unlikely happen soon. Meanwhile, oil prices were supported by protests in OPEC members Iraq and Ecuador, which threatened to disrupt their oil output. Hence, WTI futures fell by 0.2% to $52.63 a barrel, while Brent crude edged 0.2% down at $58.24 a barrel.

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Daily (08.10.2019): Higher wind power output and warmer weather pushed NBP spot 6.3% down on Monday

Oil prices were little changed on Monday on hopes of progress in U.S.-China trade negotiations which should take place on Oct. 10-11 in a fresh effort to work out a deal. However, worsening global economic conditions still put pressure on oil demand. Hence, Brent crude ended at $58.35 a barrel, while WTI futures lost 0.1% to end at $52.75 a barrel.

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Daily (04.10.2019): The EUAs hit a six-month low on Thursday, pressured by mounting recession concerns

Crude oil prices slightly diverged on Thursday. WTI futures edged down by 0.4% to $52.45 a barrel, amid mounting crude demand worries, after pessimistic services sector and job growth figures in the U.S. added to the bearish macroeconomic tone set by earlier weak manufacturing readings. A stall in the Euro zone business growth reported for September also kept market under pressure. However, losses were capped by data showing lower U.S. oil output in July. Meanwhile, Brent crude was a shade higher at $57.71 a barrel, on hopes that a positive development might occur in the U.S.-China trade talks when these will resume on October 10.

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