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Daily (16.07.2019): EU carbon prices extended a fresh 11-year high on Monday, boosted by a weakening allowance supply

Crude oil prices decreased on Monday, following mixed Chinese economic data and amid anticipations of a short-term impact of the tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico on U.S. offshore oil output. A softening in the tensions between the West and Iran added pressure on prices. Consequently, Brent crude edged down by 0.4% to $66.48 a barrel, while WTI futures lost 1.1% to settle at $59.58 a barrel.

read more... 16/07/2019


Daily (05.07.2019): EU carbon prices dropped by around 1.8% on Thursday in a weaker auction

Crude oil prices declined in a thin trading due to a public holiday in the U.S. on Thursday, influenced by a smaller-than-anticipated drop in the U.S. crude inventories. Concerns of a scarce demand stoked by weaker U.S. factory orders and slower business growth in Europe also weighed on prices. However, this week’s decision on the extension of OPEC+ output cuts limited losses. Against that background, Brent crude lost 0.8% to settle at $63.30 a barrel, while WTI futures ended 0.9% lower at $56.80 a barrel.

read more... 05/07/2019


Daily (01.07.2019): Carbon prices fell by around 2.3% on Friday, amid quarter-end profit-making

Crude oil prices were bearish on Friday, as traders awaited the outcome of the meeting of the U.S. President Donald Trump with the Chinese President Xi Jinping. As a result, WTI futures settled 1.6% lower at $58.47 a barrel, while Brent crude remained flat at $66.55 a barrel. However, expectations for a prolongation of crude output cuts by OPEC members and their allies at their meetings on July 1-2 limited losses.

read more... 01/07/2019


Zero-carbon sources overtake fossil fuel for UK power generation

On 21 June the National Grid announced zero-carbon sources had overtaken fossil fuels as a power source in the UK for the first time since the Industrial Revolution.

read more... 25/06/2019


Britain commits to goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050

British Prime Minister Theresa May set a goal for the nation to reach net zero carbon emissions within about 30 years - the 1st major economy in the world to set that kind of goal.

read more... 17/06/2019