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Power

Annual review: Bearish drivers slash value of German front yearsubscriber only

The benchmark German Calendar Year 2013 contract extended its steady long-term decline, which started in mid-2011, throughout 2012. The contract is...

28 Dec 2012 16:54 | EDEM

Gas

Belgium: Day-ahead basis stays positive amid low holiday gas demandsubscriber only

Zeebrugge's Day-ahead was tugged downwards by a weaker NBP, in turn affected by low demand moving into the remaining holidays of the winter season, although...

28 Dec 2012 21:03 | ESGM

Gas

Britain: Prompt weakens as natural gas injections and exports continuesubscriber only

Day-ahead at the British wholesale natural gas market shed value on Friday, with most of the near and far curve following suit. The front month defied the...

28 Dec 2012 19:45 | ESGM

Power

CEE/SEE: Hungary sees surge of activity on front monthsubscriber only

Regional far curves experienced an illiquid session on Friday as the market was still quiet from the festive season.The Hungarian market, however,...

28 Dec 2012 21:18 | EDEM

Coal oversupply weighs on prices - the year in numbers

After 2011 - which saw the CIF ARA front-year contract rise to record highs - the bears took control in 2012, with levels across the international coal markets...

28 Dec 2012 14:24 | CSD

Coal Swaps Comment: Coal swaps stay range-bound on low end-of-year activitysubscriber only

Coal swaps had another uneventful session on Friday, with most contracts across the three main financial hubs marginally higher day on day. Liquidity...

28 Dec 2012 17:49 | CSD

Gas

Daily oil summarysubscriber only

The February ICE Brent contract opened in positive territory on Friday on hopes that the meeting with President Barack Obama and congressional leaders later...

28 Dec 2012 20:47 | ESGM

Power

Five UK solar power parks given the go aheadsubscriber only

Planning permission was granted in December by three local councils in the UK for five solar photovoltaic parks with a combined capacity of 57MW. The sites...

28 Dec 2012 13:56 | EDEM

Power

Germany/France: German spot trades below zero; prompt reboundssubscriber only

The German far curve held steady amid limited liquidity while small losses were seen on corresponding French contracts. Week ahead, January, February and...

28 Dec 2012 21:09 | EDEM

Gas

Italian spark spreads face swathe of bearish drivers

Energy traders in Italy expect profit margins for gas-fired power plants to deteriorate in 2013, despite them having declined year on year in 2012.There...

28 Dec 2012 18:57 | EDEM ESGM

Power

Italian spark spreads face swathe of bearish drivers

Energy traders in Italy expect profit margins for gas-fired power plants to deteriorate in 2013, despite them having declined year on year in 2012.There...

28 Dec 2012 18:57 | EDEM ESGM

Power

Italy: High spot fails to spur electricity near curvesubscriber only

Higher spot prices for Saturday delivery did not add support to the Italian wholesale electricity near curve on Friday. Market participants' outlook...

28 Dec 2012 19:03 | EDEM

Power

Malta-Sicily 200MW electricity cable nears final approvalsubscriber only

A 200MW underwater electricity interconnector linking Malta with Sicily is nearing final approval after passing its environmental impact assessment (EIA)...

28 Dec 2012 16:50 | EDEM

Power

Netherlands: Dutch electricity market pressured by mild weather and low demandsubscriber only

A bearish TTF Dutch gas market and German power curve set the tone for the Dutch power market amid thin liquidity as most traders were away from their desks...

28 Dec 2012 18:48 | EDEM

Gas

Netherlands: The bears pressure the natural gas prompt as 2012 draws to a closesubscriber only

The gulf between the natural gas prompt and near curve widened further on Friday as limited industrial demand, healthy storage levels and above-average temperatures...

28 Dec 2012 21:03 | ESGM

Power

Nordic electricity prices push higher as hydro stocks declinesubscriber only

Combined Nordic hydroelectric reserves continued to decline during week 51, shedding 3.3 percentage points week on week to reach 71.8% capacity.This...

28 Dec 2012 13:56 | EDEM

Physical Coal Comment: Christmas break halts international physical coal activitysubscriber only

No international physical coal deals were reported to ICIS in week 52 as traders said most market participants had closed their positions ahead of the Christmas...

28 Dec 2012 15:51 | CSD

Emissions

The year in review: Offsets

Prices of offset credits such as certified emission reductions (CERs) and emission reduction units (ERUs) crashed in 2012, and were even relatively weaker...

28 Dec 2012 14:55 | EDCM

Gas

UK natural gas stocks surge by 4% week on weeksubscriber only

Total volumes at long-, medium-, and short-range natural gas storage sites increased by 4% in the seven days to 26 December, bolstered by a Christmas Eve...

28 Dec 2012 15:04 | ESGM

Power

UK: January ‘13 electricity contract edges down in its final sessionsubscriber only

The bearish trend on the near curve continued on Friday with the front months and quarters all declining, despite some firmness on the gas, coal and French...

28 Dec 2012 21:03 | EDEM

Gas

Year in review: Czech natural gas market

Trading activity on the Czech virtual hub increased dramatically during 2012, to a great extent thanks to three brokerages - 42 Financial Services (42FS),...

28 Dec 2012 13:59 | ESGM

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