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Belgium: Increased supply flexibility offers Zeebrugge natural gas market downside

Prompt contracts edged slightly lower on Tuesday, pressured by increasingly mild temperatures weighing on natural gas demand. The outright Day-ahead contract...

28 Feb 2012 18:46 | ESGM


Britain: Prompt shrugs off natural gas production niggles; curve rebounds lower

Natural gas prices at the NBP softened on Tuesday, as prompt demand held well below seasonal normal consumption, while technical retracements pressured products...

28 Feb 2012 19:10 | ESGM


Carbon market snapshot

There was heavy selling on carbon on Tuesday, following the long-awaited vote on set-aside. Carbon traded higher for only a few minutes after news of the...

28 Feb 2012 18:36 | EDCM


CEE/SEE: Emissions decision fails to boost curves

Regional curves lost ground on Tuesday in spite of an EU decision to restrict the supply of emissions trading allowances (EUAs). The outcome did not boost...

28 Feb 2012 19:57 | EDEM

Coal swaps comment: Market follows fuels to allow bears to trample over curves

The bears returned to the financial coal swaps markets on Tuesday as curve prices were pressured lower by fuels, the front month was pushed below the $100/tonne...

28 Feb 2012 18:34 | CSD


Coal-fired market dominance may insulate Italian electricity from bears

A lack of competition in the Italian coal-fired power generation sector could restrain any bearish impact on wholesale electricity prices despite an increase...

28 Feb 2012 18:13 | EDEM


Daily oil summary

The markets opened in negative territory extending the losses of the previous day, but they rallied prior to the European opening to take the NYMEX briefly...

28 Feb 2012 19:53 | ESGM


Enel to continue natural gas exploration and production in Algeria

Italian utility Enel plans to continue its exploration projects in Algeria with the country's state-owned oil and gas company Sonatrach and Ireland's Petroceltic,...

28 Feb 2012 16:34 | ESGM


Few bulls in cynical carbon market even after set-aside vote passes

The long-awaited vote at the European Parliament industry committee on removing or "setting aside" carbon allowances from the EU Emissions Trading System...

28 Feb 2012 18:23 | EDCM


Fluxswiss considers reverse natural gas flow on Transitgas pipe

The Transitgas natural gas pipeline running from Switzerland to Italy could flow south to north in the future, new operator Fluxswiss said on Tuesday. Following...

28 Feb 2012 17:03 | ESGM


France: Mild weather, correction reverse previous PEG natural gas market gains

In unison with other European natural gas hubs, French PEG prompt contracts shed major value on Tuesday.Mild temperatures were stated as being one...

28 Feb 2012 18:47 | ESGM


Germany/Austria: NCG natural gas contracts see downwards correction

German natural gas contracts corrected downwards on Tuesday, while fundamentals remain caught between LNG supply concerns and mild temperatures. NCG...

28 Feb 2012 19:05 | ESGM


Germany/France: Curve corrects down despite EUA set-aside

The German and French power far curves shed value on Tuesday as traders took profit from the recent rally. An expected vote by the European Parliament favouring...

28 Feb 2012 19:45 | EDEM


Italy: Intra-day drop on oil weighs down Cal '13 electricity contract

The Italian far curve shed value on Tuesday, dragged down by bearish intra-day moves on the Brent crude front month. Ongoing warm weather continued to keep...

28 Feb 2012 19:14 | EDEM


Netherlands: Day-ahead collapses as mild weather sees TTF natural gas correction

The TTF closed softer on Tuesday, with all prompt and curve natural gas contracts tumbling from the previous session. With relatively unchanged fundamentals,...

28 Feb 2012 19:02 | ESGM


Southpool to launch new Serbian Day-ahead electricity exchange

Regional electricity exchange BSP Southpool is to launch a new Serbian Day-ahead platform on 1 March, general manager Gorazd Azman told ICIS Heren on Tuesday....

28 Feb 2012 18:15 | EDEM


Spain: March natural gas holds steady, still a buyers' market

AOC natural gas prices for March delivery were assessed at €29.00/MWh on Tuesday, remaining basically steady week on week.However, one trader said...

28 Feb 2012 18:23 | ESGM


Spanish TSO confirms electricity grid upgrade plans

Spanish transmission system operator (TSO) REE invested €819m on grid upgrades in 2011, and plans to spend the same amount annually for the next four years,...

28 Feb 2012 17:56 | EDEM


UK power generation forecast could be bearish for front summer before expiry

UK system operator National Grid has scaled back an expected sharp cut in available power generation capacity for week 14 - the first week of the summer...

28 Feb 2012 17:50 | EDEM


UK: Weak carbon triggers strong profit-taking on electricity curve

The UK wholesale electricity curve took a distinctly bearish turn on Tuesday as a softer energy complex, led by weaker carbon prices, weighed on power prices....

28 Feb 2012 19:20 | EDEM

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