Daily (10.11.2017): German day-ahead power price fell 39% on forecasts of tripled wind generation

10/11/2017 11:24 Daily


Oil prices increased on Thursday, encouraged by supply reductions by major exporters as well as ongoing worries over political developments in Saudi Arabia. 

Brent crude oil ended 44 cents or 0.7 percent up at $63.93 a barrel, still close to Tuesday's intra-day peak of $64.65, which was the highest since June 2015. Meanwhile, U.S. light crude WTI was up 36 cents, or 0.8 percent, at $57.17, near this week's more than two-year peak of $57.69 a barrel.


British wholesale gas prices surged on Thursday on predictions of colder weather over the next two weeks and higher exports to Belgium, tightening supply outlooks. NBP day-ahead gas price jumped by 0.65 pence, or 1.3%, to 52.10 p/therm. On the forward curve, December 2018 gas contract gained 0.70 pence, or 1.3%, to close at 54.51 p/therm. 


Wholesale day-ahead electricity prices tumbled due to forecasts that German wind turbine generation could more than triple. German Friday baseload was off 39 percent at 31.52 euros/MWh. Meanwhile, the French equivalent contract lost 10% to close at 81.30 euros/MWh.
Power curve prices in Europe varied.


German year-ahead power contract traded 0.5 percent lower at 36.90 euros/MWh, on profit-taking from coal-driven rallies earlier this week. The equivalent French contract slightly rose to settle at 42.2 euros.

European carbon prices slumped for a third consecutive day on Thursday, after EU lawmakers settled a preliminary agreement on post-2020 reforms for the market. December 2018 expiry EU carbon permit prices were 2.2% down at 7.58 euros a tonne.

Daily(13.07.2018): NBP spot price fell by 2.5% on Thursday due to expectations for lower demand

13/07/2018 11:21:00

Oil prices were mixed on Thursday, spurred by news that the U.S. market has been undersupplied due to the loss of some Canadian oil production. Brent crude surged by 1.4% to $74.45 a barrel. Meanwhile, WTI crude edged 0.1% lower at $70.33 a barrel, as inventories at the Cushing delivery hub had fallen by almost 1M barrels.


Siemens shines for Vietnam solar

13/07/2018 09:38:00

Siemens has won an electrical balance of plant contract to supply systems to Trung Nam Group for a 258MW solar farm in Vietnam.


Savannah makes oil discovery at Kunama-1 exploration well in Niger

13/07/2018 09:13:00

The oil find at the Kunama-1 well, which was drilled by the GW 215 Rig to a total measured depth of 2,460m, marks the firm’s third consecutive discovery in its maiden exploration campaign in the R3 portion of the R3/R4 PSC Area in ARB.