Daily (23.08.2019): EU carbon prices fell to an 8-week low on Thursday, weighed down by technical weakness

23/08/2019 10:44 Daily


Crude oil prices inched down on Thursday, due to weaker equity markets and uncertainty over the outlook for U.S. interest rate cuts. Both Brent crude and WTI futures fell by 0.6% to $59.92 and $55.35 a barrel respectively.


British gas prices diverged on Thursday. NBP spot climbed by 2.5% to 28.60 p/therm, due to maintenance works that disturbed imports from Norway. Meanwhile, prices on the forward curve dropped, due to robust supply and a drop in oil prices. The contract price for delivery in Q1 2020 declined by 1.4% to 51.70 p/therm.


European prompt power prices were mixed on Thursday. The price for the German day-ahead power contract rose by 2.8% to 37.32 EUR/MWh, as wind volumes are set to fall.  At the same time, the equivalent French contract settled 6% lower at 31.31 EUR/MWh, on rising nuclear availability.


Meanwhile, forward electricity prices were rather constant amid a bearish energy complex. The price for the German power contract for delivery in 2020 closed at 48.32 EUR/MWh, while the equivalent French contract settled at 49.89 EUR/MWh.


EU carbon prices fell to an 8-week low on Thursday, pressured by technical weakness. Therefore, the contract expiring in 2020 decreased by 1.4% to 25.93 EUR/tonne.


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

16/09/2019 11:55:00

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.


EBRD extends renewable energy programme for Kazakhstan

16/09/2019 09:27:00

The EBRD is pledging fresh funds to support Kazakhstan’s drive as a regional leader to promote renewable energy, with the help of a second phase of the Bank’s Kazakhstan Renewables Framework of up to €300 million, the Bank reported.


Germany's Notus to add 270 MW wind capacity in Ukraine

16/09/2019 09:24:00

Germany-based Notus Energy Group intends to build 270 MW of wind parks in Ukraine that will kick off operations by 2021, it said last week.