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News Archive

Gas

Belgium: Day-ahead down slightly; rest of prompt, curve steady

The NBP found itself more or less balanced between supply and demand on Wednesday, although some extra length in the afternoon had the effect of pushing...

30 Dec 2009 19:40 | ESGM

Gas

Crude oil summary

Crude oil futures traded either side of the previous day's closes for most of the session. A stronger US dollar and stock markets trading in negative territory...

30 Dec 2009 21:42 | EDEM ESGM

Power

Czech-German Cal '10 spread shrinks as producers stop selling

Large Czech and Slovak power suppliers withdrawing from sales means the Czech Calendar Year 2010 discount to Germany has narrowed since the end of November,...

30 Dec 2009 17:09 | EDEM

Gas

France: Fundamentals more balanced; WDNW shows bulls will return

The French market echoed the steady pattern seen across the prompt and curve elsewhere in Europe on Wednesday. PEG Nord Day-ahead gained €0.15/MWh to close...

30 Dec 2009 19:17 | ESGM

Gas

Germany: Curve down; prompt prices resist

Germany told a similar story to the TTF on Wednesday, with Day-ahead firmer day on day while the curve was heading south. NCG Day-ahead started the...

30 Dec 2009 19:27 | ESGM

Gas

Italy: Traders debate LNG effect, Q1 direction

Traders could see no price trend in the last week of trading on the PSV as companies had balanced positions ahead of the Christmas and New Year period. If...

30 Dec 2009 17:41 | ESGM

LNG

Japan's November imports robust on growth signs

Japan's November LNG imports showed signs of recovery on the back of stronger economic performance, falling just 1.1% year on year to 5.18 million tonnes,...

30 Dec 2009 16:06 | GLM

LNG

LNG Year in Review

2009 was a tough year for sellers although a combination of lacklustre production and demand in NW Europe and Asia staved off a wholesale collapse. The end of the year saw a glimmer of hope with two...

30 Dec 2009 18:20 | GLM

Gas

Netherlands: Day-ahead and Weekend continue to firm on cold temperatures

The TTF generally closed in negative territory on Wednesday, except for the Day-ahead and Weekend products, which continued to find support in cold temperatures....

30 Dec 2009 19:47 | ESGM

Power

New allocation rules shown at French-Belgian border

French grid operator RTE published this week new capacity allocation rules at Belgian-French borders on its website. The new rules will only apply to intra-day...

30 Dec 2009 16:02 | EDEM

Power

Nordic reservoir drawdown slows

The draw-down season continued at a decelerated pace in the Nordic area in week 52, as reservoir levels slipped by 2.6 percentage points week on week, to...

30 Dec 2009 16:02 | EDEM

LNG

PNG LNG concludes Osaka Gas contract

Papua New Guinea (PNG) LNG has signed a Sale and Purchase Agreement for the sale of 1.5 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of LNG to Osaka Gas, the Japanese...

30 Dec 2009 16:06 | GLM

LNG

South Korean imports rebound on economic hopes

South Korea's LNG imports rose year-on-year in November for the second month running, data released by Korea International Trade Association (KITA) showed...

30 Dec 2009 16:06 | GLM

Power

Spain: Spot falls to €3.40/MWh

Long-term contracts fell in Spain on the back of declining market interest and a dearth in liquidity, market participants said on Wednesday. "There...

30 Dec 2009 18:46 | EDEM

Power

Strong Spanish hydro gains in Week 52

Available Spanish hydro rose by almost four percentage points in week 52 to 9.425TWh (52.7% full), from 8.740TWh (48.8% full) in the previous week, according...

30 Dec 2009 16:42 | EDEM

Gas

Supply reduction in Poland possible as stocks fall

Polish gas storage levels have dropped to around 70% fullness, which may force the country's incumbent PGNiG to reduce supplies to some of its customers...

30 Dec 2009 16:18 | ESGM

Gas

UK medium-range stocks rise in high-demand week

UK stocks in medium-range storage increased in the week to 30 December, as shippers relied more heavily on long-range storage to make up the flexible supply...

31 Dec 2009 00:00 | ESGM

Power

UK: National Grid forecast revisions boosts near curve

Near-curve contracts recorded gains once again during Wednesday's session against a backdrop of cold weather forecasts, and revised demand and surplus predictions...

30 Dec 2009 18:39 | EDEM

Gas

UK: Prompt bearish on comfortable supply

Prompt contracts recorded a day-on-day loss as the system coped comfortably with rising demand, while curve contracts were paid higher on illiquidity, lower...

30 Dec 2009 19:02 | ESGM

LNG

US stocks fall with cold weather

Cold weather continued to dent US gas stocks during the week ending on 18 December, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). The...

30 Dec 2009 16:06 | GLM

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