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News Archive


Belgium: UK natural gas maintenance and high Belgian LNG supply widen basis

Zeebrugge prompt contracts strengthened once more on Monday. However, they were reluctant to replicate the gains registered at the NBP. Outright Day-ahead...

30 Jan 2012 18:56 | ESGM


Britain: NBP rally 'petering out', despite strong early natural gas session

NBP prices continued to rise sharply on Monday, but traded off their intra-day highs as the front-season natural gas contract began to retreat. Despite breaking...

30 Jan 2012 20:17 | ESGM


Bulgaria should set up renewable electricity grid unit - lobby group

Bulgaria's energy ministry should set up a new renewables unit within the country's transmission system operator (TSO) to deal with intermittent electricity...

30 Jan 2012 17:18 | EDEM


Carbon market snapshot

Despite a forecast drop in temperatures across Europe, carbon credit allowances took a dive at Monday's close, returning the market to the bears. Prices...

30 Jan 2012 18:05 | EDCM


CEE/SEE: Short squeeze lifts near curves, but spots move down

Most curve contracts gained ground as the traders were repositioning themselves ahead of the cold spell in Europe. Curiously, however, most regional spot...

30 Jan 2012 20:42 | EDEM

Coal swaps comment: Fundamentals focus market to place bears back in control

An early intra-session surge on the European swaps market ebbed away later on Monday as traders considered coal's bearish fundamentals to outweigh gains...

30 Jan 2012 18:30 | CSD


Commission activates single CO2 registry ahead of airline allocations

Airlines will get 181m free emissions allowances within the next four weeks but will not be able to trade them unless they open an account with a national...

30 Jan 2012 17:45 | EDCM


Daily oil summary

The markets opened the week in positive territory, but went into steady decline through the early hours after Iranian lawmakers postponed a debate to cut...

30 Jan 2012 20:24 | EDEM ESGM


Electricity lobby fears EU funding rules vote will miss projects deadline

Electricity industry association Eurelectric has told ICIS Heren that a new EU regulation on funds for energy projects must be adopted next month or the...

30 Jan 2012 17:53 | EDEM


France: Soaring natural gas demand, lack of LNG tanker arrivals supports near curve

Prompt French natural gas contracts ticked marginally higher on Monday, supported by the prospect of cool temperatures strengthening demand.PEG Nord...

30 Jan 2012 18:59 | ESGM


Germany/Austria: NCG natural gas prompt gains value as cold temperatures persist

As a cold spell is expected, NCG prompt natural gas contracts posted considerable gains in Monday's session, while the far end of the curve remained stable...

30 Jan 2012 19:13 | ESGM


Germany/France: German Cal '13 electricity softens; near curve up on cold

The German Calendar Year 2013 Baseload came off on Monday from its four-week high, which hit during Friday's electricity session. On the other hand, the...

30 Jan 2012 20:35 | EDEM


Interview: Belgian energy minister faces nuclear electricity exit

Melchior Wathelet, Belgium's new energy minister, is pushing for higher nuclear taxes and easier planning for electricity new build during the country's...

30 Jan 2012 16:59 | EDEM


Italy: Electricity curve sideways as quarter prices lose support

Most contracts on the Italian electricity market edged upwards, but some prices on the far curve failed to follow, as buying-interest seen in the previous...

30 Jan 2012 20:48 | EDEM


Morgan Stanley diverts cargo from Gate LNG terminal

The 145,000 cubic metre (m³) LNG Jupiter is due at Portugal's Sines LNG terminal on 5 February with a cargo sourced from Trinidad & Tobago, according to...

30 Jan 2012 17:16 | ESGM


NBP natural gas breaks technical barriers, rise could persist - traders

Months of relative inactivity at the UK's NBP came to an end on Friday as the market surged higher. Support was offered from a mixture of bullish fundamentals...

30 Jan 2012 18:15 | ESGM


Netherlands: TTF natural gas prompt spikes on weather, gains filter down the curve

The TTF prompt and near curve returned to backwardation on Monday as cold weather injected a bull run on the spot, with gains progressively weakening further...

30 Jan 2012 19:04 | ESGM


Spanish Iberdrola's emissions rise on higher coal burn

The CO2 intensity of Spanish utility Iberdrola's electricity generation rose by 17% year on year in the fourth quarter of 2011. Iberdrola emitted 119g of...

30 Jan 2012 18:46 | EDCM


UK: Electricity prompt rises on cold weather, far curve stable

Last week's bullish sentiment on the UK wholesale electricity market began to evaporate on Monday as an afternoon slide in gas prices put downward pressure...

30 Jan 2012 20:39 | EDEM


US Cheniere finalises Sabine Pass marketing with KOGAS LNG supply deal

South Korean gas incumbent KOGAS has lined up to purchase 3.5 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) from the third train of Cheniere Energy's proposed 18mtpa Sabine...

30 Jan 2012 16:54 | LMD

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