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News Archive


Belgium: Weekend declines as IUK pipe set to return to forward mode

The Zeebrugge market, in line with the bearish trend of the NBP, saw all the prompt and curve outright contracts lose value on Friday, with the exception...

30 Dec 2011 15:09 | ESGM


Britain: New Year demand causes Day-ahead to rise as curve falls

Prompt natural gas prices at the NBP rose on Friday morning despite mild weather, a balanced system and demand well below seasonal norms. On the curve,...

30 Dec 2011 16:27 | ESGM


Daily oil summary

There were expectations that the front-month February ICE Brent contract would trade steadily in thin trade because of the earlier close in the physical...

30 Dec 2011 20:38 | EDEM ESGM


Dutch natural gas prompt rises as Q1 settles €0.50/MWh below Summer ‘12

The TTF spot witnessed strong moves on the last natural gas trading day of 2011, with Day-ahead, WDNW and the Balance of Month contract, which now refers...

30 Dec 2011 17:06 | ESGM


Eni could sell stake in Italian natural gas infrastructure owner

Italian shipper Eni could consider selling its majority stake in the company that owns most of the country's natural gas infrastructure, Snam, CEO Paolo...

30 Dec 2011 11:46 | ESGM

European benchmark CIF ARA Year 2012 ends year at 2011 low

European benchmark, the CIF ARA Year 2012 contract, ticked to it's lowest figure for the year on the last working day of 2011, weighed down by the weak energy...

30 Dec 2011 14:35 | CSD


Expiring natural gas front month products lift mid-European Day-ahead prices

Despite bearish fundamentals, Day-ahead contracts rebounded in the last natural gas trading session of 2011, being pulled upwards by the expiring front-month...

30 Dec 2011 15:59 | ESGM


France: Day-ahead spikes on the back of possible increase in demand

Following an extremely bearish session on Thursday - when the PEG Nord Day-ahead contract lost €1.2/MWh - the French prompt changed tack on Friday, despite...

30 Dec 2011 15:19 | ESGM


Gazprom and Moldova extend natural gas supply deal for three months

Russian producer Gazprom and Moldovan transmission system operator Moldovagaz have extended their current natural gas supply contract until the end of the...

30 Dec 2011 12:03 | ESGM


Germany/France: Far curve for electricity pressured by weak fuels complex

The German far curve followed the bearish pattern seen earlier in week 52, ticking off on Friday morning with weakening fuels, while a firming German week-ahead...

30 Dec 2011 17:01 | EDEM


Italy: Cal ’12 and regional spreads close at ‘11 highs

The Italian far curve was range-bound on Friday, in a session marked by thin liquidity in which market participants concentrated on the few contracts due...

30 Dec 2011 14:23 | EDEM


Key 2012 dates for the carbon market

With 2012 the year the carbon market gears up for its third trading phase, ICIS Heren outlines the key environment-conscious events to look out for in the...

30 Dec 2011 15:42 | EDCM


Latvijas Gaze strikes 2012 natural gas supply deal with Gazprom

Latvia's incumbent natural gas supplier Latvijas Gaze has renewed its contract with Russian producer Gazprom for gas supplies in 2012, the company announced...

30 Dec 2011 12:25 | ESGM


Netherlands: Year 2012 expires on soft note as front month declines

Curve contracts drifted lower amid thin ­liquidity on the Dutch electricity market in the last week of 2011. Year 2012 Baseload expired at €51.85/MWh, maintaining...

30 Dec 2011 14:59 | EDEM


Shtokman natural gas investment decision delayed to March 2012

Shareholders in Russia's Shtokman phase 1 consortium have postponed a final investment decision (FID) on the 23.7 billion cubic metres (Gm³)/year natural...

30 Dec 2011 13:55 | ESGM GLM


The natural gas year in review: Germany

2011 was the year when trade for Day-ahead delivery at the emerging German hubs at times caught up with or even outstripped the Dutch TTF, mainland Europe's...

30 Dec 2011 10:39 | ESGM


UK natural gas stocks rise on low demand, weak prompt

Natural gas stocks in British storage sites increased over the past seven days, as low demand and unfavourable price spreads meant traders had no inclination...

30 Dec 2011 11:17 | ESGM


UK: Fuels push electricity curve to bearish 2011 finish

Liquidity on the UK wholesale electricity market was extremely low on the last trading day of 2011, although prices along the curve were pressured by bearish...

30 Dec 2011 14:59 | EDEM


Uptick in electricity contracts' activity leaves CEE traders surprised

Activity on CEE electricity brokers' screens on Friday was more plentiful than anticipated, despite the fact that many desks were empty on the last day...

30 Dec 2011 17:24 | EDEM

Year ends on a bearish note as key players absent

The last week of the year failed to change the situation in the physical coal market as key players, such as Chinese and Indian buyers, remained on the sidelines,...

30 Dec 2011 11:23 | CSD

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