Wholesale Market Review

3 May 2019

Headlines The majority of wholesale power and gas contracts were lower week-on-week, as a comfortable gas supply outlook and a fall in Brent crude oil prices pushed contracts lower. Forecasts of temperatures well below seasonal normal levels early in May supported day-ahead gas prices, however, this did not feed into day-ahead power prices which followed

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26 April 2019

Headlines Wholesale power and gas contracts experienced mixed movements week-on-week. All near-term wholesale power and gas contracts fell, amid comfortable gas supplies and above seasonal normal temperatures. Contracts further along the curve were supported by a further recovery in Brent crude oil, which went above $75/bl for the first time in five months. All near-term

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18 April 2019

Headlines All wholesale gas contracts fell week-on-week, as the return of gas flows from Norway boosted supplies and weaker demand was expected amid forecasts of warmer weather over Easter weekend. Day-ahead gas dropped 10.6% to 35.3p/th. The contract ended the week 31.9% lower than the same time last year when it was 51.8p/th. All seasonal

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5 April 2019

Headlines Wholesale power and gas contracts reversed recent trends and moved higher this week. Despite the arrival of seven LNG tankers during the first week of April, the gas system was undersupplied on Friday following a drop in flows from Norway. All baseload power contracts rose week-on-week, following gas counterparts up, while weaker wind generation

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29 March 2019

Headlines All near-term (up to and including summer 19) power and gas contracts fell this week as gas supplies are forecast to remain comfortable as we move into summer, whilst several LNG tankers are scheduled to arrive in the first week of April. All near-term baseload power contracts, up to and including summer 19, fell

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22 March 2019

Headlines Wholesale power and gas contracts fell across the board this week, with many contracts hitting new lows. Day-ahead gas fell to a 20-month low as comfortable supplies and mild temperatures continued. This trend drove day-ahead power prices to a 17-month low, despite lower wind generation. All baseload power contracts fell week-on-week. Day-ahead power was

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15 March 2019

Headlines All wholesale power and gas contracts fell week-on-week, with day-ahead gas dropping to a 20-month low as comfortable gas supplies and mild temperatures continue. Falling gas prices and strong wind generation drove day-ahead power prices to 18-month lows. All baseload power contracts fell week-on-week. Day-ahead power was down 1.0% to end the week at

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8 March 2019

Headlines Nearly all wholesale power and gas contracts fell week-on-week. Whilst day-ahead power was unchanged at £48.0/MWh, day-ahead gas dropped to fresh 17-month lows as comfortable gas supplies and mild temperatures continued in early March. Gas prices were further pressured by a slip in Brent crude oil prices. Nearly all near-term baseload power contracts fell

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1 March 2019

Headlines This week, wholesale power and gas contracts experienced mixed movements, as most contracts beyond the month-ahead rose week-on-week. Day-ahead power and gas contracts have fallen week-on-week amid record high winter temperatures and comfortable gas supplies, despite low wind generation during the week. Nearly all baseload power contracts rose week-on-week. Day-ahead power was an exception,

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22 February 2019

Headlines Nearly all wholesale gas and power contracts fell this week, with day-ahead power the only exception amid forecasts of lower wind generation next week. Wholesale prices have continued to be pressured by milder temperatures, lower demand and comfortable gas supplies, despite three-month high Brent crude oil prices. However, day-ahead power rose 1.2% to end

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15 February 2019

Headlines All wholesale gas and power contracts fell this week. Prices continue to be pressured by milder temperatures, lower demand and comfortable gas supplies. This fall was despite a recovery in Brent crude oil prices which went above $65/bl for the first time since November 2018. All baseload power contracts fell week-on-week, following their gas

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8 February 2019

Headlines All gas contracts fell this week, whilst power contracts experienced mixed movements. Prices were pressured by milder temperatures, lower demand and comfortable gas supplies this week. Day-ahead power dropped 1.4% to end the week at £53.8/MWh. The contract had fallen to an eight-month low of £50.8/MWh on 7 February as storm Erik was expected

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