Daily (07.09.2018): Carbon Contracts gained more than 5% on Thursday, due to limited allowance supply

07/09/2018 15:32 Daily

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Oil crude prices extended losses on Thursday, on worries about China’s demand amid growing trade disputes. Moreover, gasoline and distillate stocks at Cushing, Oklahoma delivery hub were at their highest level in four years, pressuring prices. Brent crude decreased by 1% to close at $76.50 a barrel, while WTI crude slumped by 1.4% to $67.77 a barrel.

After the impact of last week’s unscheduled shutdowns, UK gas contract prices continued to gain ground on Thursday, due to a slightly undersupplied system. NBP spot price jumped by 1.5% to 73.50 p/therm. October 2018 delivery contract traded 1.7% higher at 72.39 p/therm, on forecasts for cooler weather.

 

Lower demand due to approaching holidays and higher wind and nuclear outputs led to a decline in European power prices on Thursday. Both German and French electricity contracts for day-ahead delivery have been affected, decreasing by 4.4% to settle at 62.43 EUR/MWh and by 2.8% to close at 65.10 EUR/MWh respectively.

 

On the power curve, electricity prices had a bullish evolution, in line with related coal and carbon markets. The Cal’19 contracts were 2.4% up at 58.10 and 52.95 EUR/MWh, in France and Germany respectively.

 

EU carbon contracts were bullish on Thursday, because power prices continued to rise and new allowance supply was curbed in a rare auction-free session. Carbon prices rose by more than 1 euro per contract after previous declines, surpassing the €21 level. The contract expiring in 2020 settled 5.3% up at 22.23 euros a tonne.

 

Daily (08.02.2019): WTI crude tumbled by 2.5% on Thursday, due to rising U.S. crude production and inventories

08/02/2019 10:51:00

Oil prices retreated on Thursday, amidst rising U.S. crude inventories and upbeat production levels. However, Washington sanctions against Venezuela and OPEC supply cuts supported the markets. As a result, Brent crude dipped by 1.7% to 61.63 USD/bbl, while WTI crude plunged by 2.5% to 52.64 USD/bbl.

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Shell buys into 190 mln boe Cluff gas projects in UK North Sea

08/02/2019 09:51:00

Royal Dutch Shell bought stakes and options in gas licenses in the southern British North Sea estimated to contain a total of 190 million barrels of oil equivalent from Cluff Natural Resources, Cluff said on Friday

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Voltalia starts construction of transmission line in Brazil for 2-GW wind cluster

08/02/2019 09:28:00

French renewable power plants operator Voltalia SA announced on Thursday it has commenced the construction works on a 500-kV transmission line that will enable connecting 2 GW of wind power generating capacity.

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