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Romania's Nuclearelectrica says reconnects unit 1 reactor

Romanian state-owned nuclear power producer Nuclearelectrica said it has reconnected its Unit 1 reactor to the national grid late on Tuesday after completing works at some process parametres.

read more... 25/09/2019

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Bulgaria shuts nuclear reactor for annual maintenance

Bulgaria’s only nuclear plant, Kozloduy, has shut one of its two 1,000-megawatt reactors for planned annual maintenance, it said on Sunday.

read more... 23/09/2019

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Daily (19.09.2019): French year-ahead power price surged by 4% on Wednesday, amid eased French nuclear reactor worries

Crude oil prices continued to fall on Wednesday, as U.S. President chose to impose substantially increased sanctions rather than military action against Iran, while expressing U.S. readiness for the second measure. Further pressure came from Saudi Arabia’s commitment to bring its oil production back to pre-attack levels by the end of September. A surprise build in the U.S. crude inventories last week put more pressure on prices. As a result, Brent crude dropped by 1.5% to 63.60 USD/bbl, while WTI futures dipped by 2.1% to 58.11 USD/bbl.

read more... 19/09/2019

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Daily (13.09.2019): Welding anomalies at French nuclear reactors supported spot gas and power prices across Europe

Crude oil prices had another bearish day, after Donald Trump denied the possibility on an interim U.S.-China trade deal. Comments by OPEC+ alliance that deeper cuts would not be decided before a meeting in December and ECB’s decision to cut its deposit rate also weighed on prices. Hence, Brent crude dropped by 0.7% to close at $60.38 a barrel, while WTI futures lost 1.2% to settle at $55.09 a barrel.

read more... 13/09/2019

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France's EDF flags problems with nuclear welds, shares dive

French utility EDF has discovered problems with the weldings and other components in some of its nuclear reactors, it said on Tuesday, sending its shares down more than 8% as investors worried about potential closures.

read more... 11/09/2019

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