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Daily (20.09.2019): NBP spot fell by nearly 3% on Thursday, as low wind and reduced French power output boosted gas-for-power demand

Crude oil prices turned bullish on Thursday, as traders started to doubt whether Saudi Arabia will be able to fulfill its pledge to restore lost production by September 30 and its capacity by November 30 after last weekend’s attack. Geopolitical risks were the main driver in the price rise, as the market await further reactions from Saudi Arabia and the U.S., which strive at building a peaceful coalition rather than engaging in a military action. A weaker U.S. dollar also supported prices. Brent crude rose by 1.3% to 64.40 USD/bbl, while WTI futures were rather steady at 58.13 USD/bbl.

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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.

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Daily (18.09.2019): NBP spot retreated by 4.9% on Friday, amid softer oil prices and lower supply risks

The announcement by Saudi energy minister on Tuesday about the full restoration of Saudi Arabia’s oil production capabilities, after the largest supply disruption in 50 years, stopped the surge and led to a fallback in crude oil prices. Potential releases from strategic oil reserves in the U.S. and other countries added pressure on prices. Consequently, Brent crude dropped back by 6.5% to $64.55 a barrel, while WTI futures retreated by 5.7% to $59.34 a barrel.

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Daily (17.09.2019): Oil prices jumped by nearly 15% following the attacks on Saudi oil facilities

Crude oil prices posted its biggest daily gain in over 30 years, following the attack on Aramco crude facilities which led to a in cut Saudi Arabia’s production and intensified concerns of retaliation in the Middle East. According to the news, Aramco may take months to resume normal output volumes. As a result, Brent crude surged by 14.7% to $69.02 a barrel, while WTI futures hiked by 14.6% to $62.90 a barrel.

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Daily (16.09.2019): NBP spot soared by over 13% on Friday amid higher demand after official order to cut Gazprom’s flows

Crude oil prices traded lower on Friday, amid worries over global economic slowdown and thinner oil demand. WTI futures fell by 0.4% to $54.85 a barrel, while Brent crude edged 0.3% down at $60.22 a barrel, heading for the first weekly fall in three and five weeks respectively. Nevertheless, crude prices are expected to spike after a drone attack on two Saudi Aramco oil facilities on Saturday, which slashed by 50% Saudi Arabia’s oil output, or the equivalent of 5% in the global oil supply.

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