Daily (17.05.2019): Brent crude added 1.2% on Thursday, due to rising tensions in the Middle East

17/05/2019 09:37 Daily

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Oil prices extended momentum on Thursday, on rising tensions in the Middle East, as Saudi Arabia responded to its recent attacks on its crude oil firm by launching air strikes on the Houthi-held capital Sanaa. Brent crude rose by 1.2% to $72.62 a barrel, while WTI Crude increased by 1.4% to $62.87 a barrel.

British gas prices pointed losses for the fifth consecutive day on Thursday, due to lower gas consumption and an oversupplied system. Higher wind production also weighed on prices. As a result, NBP spot fell by 0.3% to 31.90 p/therm, while the contract for delivery in Q1 2020 traded 1.1% lower at 58.46 p/therm.

 

European day-ahead power prices reversed trend, adding gains on Thursday. The price for the German day-ahead power contract soared by 8.1% to 42.95 EUR/MWh, on falling wind output. Meanwhile, the equivalent French contract settled 6% higher at 42.11 EUR/MWh, due to ongoing construction activities at one of the nuclear reactors in the North of France that might disturb supply.

 

Along the curve, electricity prices also surged, tracking bullish oil prices. The price for the German power contract for delivery in 2020 edged 0.5% higher to 49.43 EUR/MWh, while the equivalent French contract ended 0.3% up at 52.36 EUR/MWh.

 

EU carbon prices were bearish on Thursday, due to weak auction activity and softer gas prices. The price for the 2020-expiry contract traded 1.6% lower at 25.81 EUR/tonne.

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20/06/2019 10:53:00

Calmer U.S equity markets led to a decline in oil prices on Wednesday. Brent crude ended 32 cents, or 0.5%, down at $61.82 a barrel. Meanwhile, WTI futures lost $0.14, or 0.3%, to close at $53.76 a barrel.

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Reabold Resources and partners discover massive onshore gas field in UK

20/06/2019 09:54:00

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Norway seeks to open areas to hold up to 3.5 GW of floating wind

20/06/2019 09:50:00

Norway’s Ministry of Petroleum and Energy will consider opening two offshore areas for applications to build floating wind parks with a total potential capacity of up to 3.5 GW, it announced today.

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