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News Archive


Belgium: Spot basis falls intra-session; Interconnector demand down

Spot basis plummeted over the course of the session on Friday, while outright prices moved down in line with NBP."There is more demand for NBP and...

29 Oct 2010 21:41 | ESGM


Britain:Market crashes on Norwegian deliveries, warmer weather

The UK prompt and curve market crashed on Friday amid warmer weather conditions, increased Norwegian deliveries and expected LNG arrivals.Day-ahead...

29 Oct 2010 19:04 | ESGM


Carbon market snapshot

The benchmark EUA contract closed at its lowest level in just over 10 weeks on Friday as weakness in the gas and power markets dragged emissions lower. EUA...

29 Oct 2010 18:33 | EDCM


CEE/SEE: Far curve plumbs new depths as spot crashes

The far curve slumped on central and eastern power markets on Friday in keeping with six-month lows in Germany. Spot contracts also crashed on the expectation...

29 Oct 2010 19:47 | EDEM


CEZ under pressure amidst political quarrels – analyst

Analysts see the new Czech government taking a more hands-on approach on energy matters in order to counter opposition allegations of disinterest.Ahead...

29 Oct 2010 18:06 | EDEM


China: PetroChina could import less spot than thought

While PetroChina is expected to buy eight cargoes for the winter-to-spring period, the company told ICIS Heren that it may import less as a result of improved...

29 Oct 2010 18:49 | LMD

Coal swaps: Prices continue ascent despite euro's weakness

CIF ARA coal found support through much of Friday's session, despite the euro being weaker against the US dollar early on. The euro managed to pare its losses,...

29 Oct 2010 18:28 | CSD


Comment: Subsised gas markets offer uncertain growth prospects

A wave of new LNG importers, whose domestic gas demand is based on subsidy regimes, could offer unsustainable growth

29 Oct 2010 19:35 | GLM


Continental: Germany expects new support level on Cal'11

A drop in gas prices took the steam out of the German market where the Calendar Year 2011 Baseload contract hit its lowest value in more than six months.Spot...

29 Oct 2010 20:37 | EDEM


Daily oil summary

Prices went into a steady decline from the start of the trading day on Friday in tandem with weaker global equities markets as the dollar regained some ground...

29 Oct 2010 20:20 | EDEM ESGM


Dutch: Curve still falling, pulled by Germany

Dutch power prices edged downward across the board over the past seven days, pulled by the German market, participants said on Friday. However, the...

29 Oct 2010 21:10 | EDEM


France: Activity resumes at France's terminals

Operations at France's LNG terminals were due to resume on Thursday evening, a spokesman for the Sud Energie union said on Thursday. Delivery at two...

29 Oct 2010 18:03 | LMD


France: PEG Nord sheds value but finishes well above TTF, NCG

PEG Nord Day-ahead fell heavily on Friday, although not by as much as UK and most continental counterparts. Day on day, the contract lost €0.70/MWh while...

29 Oct 2010 21:36 | ESGM


Gas outlook

UKTraders said they expected prices to remain low into next week, but added that the level of bearishness was dependent, in part, on whether Norwegian...

29 Oct 2010 18:34 | ESGM


Germany/Austria/Italy/Czech Republic Big losses on German spot market as strikes end

Prices remained depressed at the German markets on Friday - resolutely so, in the case of the spot, which was extremely bearish. NCG Day-ahead posted...

29 Oct 2010 21:36 | ESGM


Market Report: Shipping dearth frustrates traders

In the Atlantic Basin, the market was divided between the shipping haves and have-nots, with the latter frozen out of supply tenders. East Asia and Latin America remained the premium markets

29 Oct 2010 18:13 | GLM


Netherlands: Market drops as temperatures turn mild and players are long

Day-ahead prices dropped dramatically at the TTF, losing €1.60/MWh from the previous day's levels. Warmer weather was one reason given for the weaker prices...

29 Oct 2010 21:38 | ESGM


Nigeria LNG back to capacity

The Nigeria LNG plant returned to full production capacity last month, Shell chief financial officer Simon Henry told a third-quarter (Q3) results presentation...

29 Oct 2010 19:00 | LMD


UK Review: Curve drifts off highs; bears set sights on prompt

Curve contracts saw an erosion of early fuels-driven bullishness during week 43, although traders still thought the curve lacked decisive fundamental drivers.This...

29 Oct 2010 18:06 | EDEM


UK: Curve concludes bearish week in wake of soft gas

UK power concluded a bearish week on Friday with all near- and far-curve contracts shedding further value, continuing the downward momentum from Thursday....

29 Oct 2010 19:03 | EDEM

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