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News Archive


Belgium: Bearish continent holds Day-ahead basis in the negative

Warmer weather forecasts and ample gas supply weakened continental spot prices on Wednesday, which filtered through to prices on the near curve.Zeebrugge...

30 Mar 2011 19:33 | ESGM


Britain: Prompt smashed as traders ask how system will balance

The prompt plummeted on Wednesday, as Day-ahead fell by 3.50p/th to reach the lowest close since 3 March. Concerns over system length persisted with weather...

30 Mar 2011 19:22 | ESGM


Carbon market snapshot

Most EUAs closed a touch weaker on Wednesday, although traders said contracts had been surprisingly resilient to the downward pressure of the German power...

30 Mar 2011 19:09 | EDCM


CEE/SEE: Far-curves and prompts follow Germany lower

Most regional far-curve contracts lost ground on Wednesday in line with the German market. Sources reported thin liquidity on Czech and Polish markets, however,...

30 Mar 2011 19:37 | EDEM


Daily oil summary

Wednesday was another volatile day with prices rising and falling throughout. The ever changing fortunes of the Libyan rebels suggested that there would...

30 Mar 2011 19:53 | EDEM ESGM


ENTSO-E calls on EU for better grid investment incentives

European transmission system operators (TSOs) are calling for higher rates of return and more incentives to build new infrastructure across the bloc, the...

30 Mar 2011 18:52 | EDEM


France: PEG Nord Day-ahead plummets; no curve trade

The price of French spot gas plummeted at the market's close on Wednesday, as traders sought to rid themselves of gas before the end of the storage year...

30 Mar 2011 19:30 | ESGM


Germany/Austria: Markets post losses on mild weather forecasts

NCG and GASPOOL contracts dropped on Wednesday, with day-on-day losses averaging €0.15/MWh.NCG Day-ahead started the session well above Tuesday's...

30 Mar 2011 19:36 | ESGM


Germany/France: Levels fall as market awaits nuclear verdict

The French and German power curve contracts traded lower on Wednesday as traders took a step back to reassess the markets after the recent political and...

30 Mar 2011 19:26 | EDEM


Italy: Curve slips on weak spot levels and Germany

Italy's curve slipped further on Wednesday. It lost most of its support because of low spot values and bearishness in Germany. With Brent Crude prices...

30 Mar 2011 19:13 | EDEM


Italy: Selling picks up as storage injection nears

Italian prices mostly lost ground this past week, pulled down in part by heavy selling as the end of the storage withdrawal period approaches and in part...

30 Mar 2011 19:09 | ESGM


Legal doubts over free EUAs to CEE plants

The legal phrase "physically initiated" in terms of power plant investments continues to baffle central and eastern European governments and generators alike,...

30 Mar 2011 19:03 | EDCM


Market pricing in 2-4% rise in 2010 emissions

Carbon traders say they are factoring in a rise in 2010 emissions by around 3-4% compared with the year before. This is in line with analyst forecasts and...

30 Mar 2011 18:52 | EDCM


Netherlands: Prompt and curve shed value as fundamentals stay bearish

The TTF continued to shed value on both the prompt and the curve on Wednesday. Fundamentals in the market remain bearish according to traders.Above-average...

30 Mar 2011 19:36 | ESGM


New E.ON CCGT in Spain

E.ON's Spanish division E.ON España has brought online its new €400m 820MW Bahia de Algeciras combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) in San Roque, Cádiz, it said...

30 Mar 2011 18:00 | ESGM


Romanian tax may slash margins on spread deals

Traders with an interest in spread deals between Romania and Hungary would have to switch their focus to far curve contracts for chunky margins when a new...

30 Mar 2011 18:52 | EDEM


Sardinian spot prices drop with new interconnector

Day-ahead Baseload prices on the Italian island of Sardinia have hovered at parity, or slightly below, the country's average national price in recent months...

30 Mar 2011 18:35 | EDEM


Spain: Power prices drift down across board

Spanish power prices slipped from the front month right out to the back of the curve this week, as near-curve contracts picked up an initially weak trend...

30 Mar 2011 18:58 | EDEM


Spain’s Garoña to close, but new CCGT replaces capacity

The Spanish president reportedly confirmed on Wednesday that the 500MW Santa María de Garoña nuclear plant will close in 2013. However, E.ON's new 820MW...

30 Mar 2011 18:05 | EDEM


UK: Bearish drivers slice a swathe through spot

Power contracts across the curve were dragged lower for the second consecutive session on Wednesday by a bearish energy complex. Coal shed value, while the...

30 Mar 2011 20:43 | EDEM

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