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Gas

Alaska reaches North Slope natural gas deal to boost LNG exports

Three major natural gas producers exploiting Alaska's abundant North Slope reserves have reached an agreement with the state that could propel the development...

30 Mar 2012 23:54 | LMD

Gas

Belgium: Prices spike because of volatility and supply concerns

At the end of an extremely volatile session, natural gas prices spiked at Zeebrugge on both the prompt and the curve because of a combination of bullish...

30 Mar 2012 21:03 | ESGM

Gas

Britain: Supply fears unnerve natural gas traders ahead of season switch-over

European markets were "nervy" on Friday, as natural gas traders repositioned themselves ahead of the expiry of Summer '12 as the front season. Participants...

30 Mar 2012 20:58 | ESGM

Power

CEE/SEE: Low electricity demand forecasts depress the prompts

The upcoming Easter holidays were quoted as the main reason for bearish electricity prompt values in the region on Friday, while the far-curves were depressed...

30 Mar 2012 21:32 | EDEM

Coal swaps comment: Market spooked by strong gas, Asian outlook

Bulls maintained firm command over the global coal swaps markets on Friday as firm natural gas prices continued to spook traders, as the US dollar fell against...

30 Mar 2012 19:06 | CSD

Gas

Daily oil summary

Prices were relatively range-bound in mildly positive territory through the early hours, but they rose sharply when the European markets opened on the back...

30 Mar 2012 20:47 | ESGM

LNG

Focus: Middle East LNG imports take root

A wave of projects in the Middle East underlines a strong case for more LNG imports into one of the world's most resource-rich regions

30 Mar 2012 19:15 | GLM

Gas

France: Natural gas Day-ahead gains more than €3/MWh after volatile session

The PEGs moved in line with their neighbouring hubs on Friday, posting significant gains on the spot and the curve because of expectations of cooler temperatures...

30 Mar 2012 20:52 | ESGM

Power

French solar electricity industry 'not going well' - analyst

The financial climate for solar developers in France has been somewhat cool for the past year and a half, and with tariffs set to fall further in the coming...

30 Mar 2012 18:48 | EDEM

Gas

Germany/Austria: Prompt natural gas contracts surge ahead of Summer ‘12 expiry

Prompt contracts surged at both German natural gas hubs on the last day of trade before the Summer '12 contract's expiry. Uncertainties over how much...

30 Mar 2012 20:40 | ESGM

Power

Germany/France review: Electricity far curves recover from initial slump due to high solar power production

The German and French far curves saw heavy losses at the start of week 13. Although prices later recovered, the gains were capped as a bearish carbon emissions...

30 Mar 2012 20:47 | EDEM

Power

Germany/France: Far-curve electricity weighed down by oil and gas

The German electricity far curve ticked off marginally on Friday, weighed down by bearish fuels. Prompt direction was mixed, as weather reports emerged suggesting...

30 Mar 2012 21:17 | EDEM

Power

Italy: Poor liquidity leaves electricity curve range-bound

The Italian wholesale electricity market on Friday experienced its least liquid session, in a week already marked by a lack of deals, especially on longer-dated...

30 Mar 2012 21:20 | EDEM

LNG

Market Report: Bullish sentiment across the board

June expectations in east Asia broke $16.00/MMBtu this week, although Japanese buyers attempted to hold out

30 Mar 2012 19:56 | GLM

Gas

Netherlands: TTF prices climb on uncertainty about April supply

TTF prices were gripped by volatility as winter drew to a close, with traders seeing "uncertainty" across the natural gas market.The net result was...

30 Mar 2012 22:13 | ESGM

Power

New onshore wind electricity turbine could tackle planning hurdle

A subsidiary of a major German utility will be among the first companies in the country to install 3.4MW wind turbines in onshore wind farms.The new...

30 Mar 2012 18:37 | EDEM

Power

Scotland surpasses 2011 renewable electricity target

Scotland's renewable electricity generation in 2011 rose by 45% year on year to almost 14TWh, beating the Scottish government's 31% target. The rise...

30 Mar 2012 18:32 | EDEM

LNG

Shtokman partners postpone FID to July

Partners within the Shtokman Phase 1 consortium have postponed a final investment decision (FID) on a Russian pipeline and LNG export project until 1 July.The...

30 Mar 2012 18:50 | GLM

Power

Spain aims at €3.1bn saving in electricity tariff deficit

The Spanish government on Friday passed a decree to reduce the regulated electricity sector's tariff deficit by €3.1bn. Industry minister José Manuel Soria...

30 Mar 2012 18:39 | EDEM

Power

UK: Volatile NBP gas drags electricity curve to higher close

Despite low liquidity, the UK wholesale electricity market was pushed around by gas in Friday's session, causing day-on-day moves in power up from flat positions....

30 Mar 2012 21:13 | EDEM

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