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Analysis: TTF curve retraces following frenetic few days

Following on from a generally bullish April, prices at the TTF have weakened notably since Tuesday 27 April, a day that saw several month-old highs breached...

29 Apr 2010 18:01 | ESGM


Belgium: Late selling draws prompt and curve to day-on-day losses

As had been the case in neighbouring markets, there were two distinct phases to the session at Zeebrugge on Thursday.In the morning, prompt and curve...

29 Apr 2010 19:49 | ESGM


BG posts profit in Q1 but bemoans lower gas price

BG group posted a $2bn (€1.5bn) profit in the first quarter (Q1) of 2010, a 9% rise year on year.The group said the rise in profit came on the back...

29 Apr 2010 16:50 | ESGM


Bulk of Citi’s LNG trading team resign - sources

Six traders have resigned from Citigroup's liquified natural gas (LNG) team, market sources have said. Sources familiar with the issue said that "up to twenty...

29 Apr 2010 18:14 | ESGM


CEE/SEE: Volatility rises as far curve loses ground

Far-curve values across the region eased on Thursday in tandem with a softening commodities complex, a corrective trend which kicked in during the previous...

29 Apr 2010 21:07 | EDEM


Continental: Market inches up, and ponders future direction

A more sedate form of bullishness was displayed on continental power markets on Thursday. Far curve contracts clawed back some of the losses sustained in...

29 Apr 2010 20:18 | EDEM


Czech minister approves Prunerov renovation

New Czech environmental minister Rut Bízková has green-lighted controversial renovation plans of incumbent ČEZ's 1.05GW Pruneřov II coal-fired power plant...

29 Apr 2010 17:16 | EDEM


Daily oil summary

Crude prices rose sharply through the European morning as the euro rallied against the dollar on hopes that a bailout package would soon be agreed to rescue...

29 Apr 2010 20:12 | EDEM ESGM


E.ON questions new British offshore grid regime

German generator E.ON's UK subsidiary has warned that British energy regulator Ofgem's new offshore transmission regime could delay the project investment...

29 Apr 2010 17:20 | EDEM


EU vote paves way gas flow transparency

EU governments this week cleared new regulation which will boost traders' access to information on gas flows through pipelines, storage sites, gas hubs and...

29 Apr 2010 17:22 | ESGM


France: Afternoon bears wipe out early prompt and curve gains

Both the French prompt and curve headed to higher ground in the morning, driven by strong demand. In the afternoon, however, sentiment across the board,...

29 Apr 2010 19:46 | ESGM


French industrials show growing interest for spot markets

The French spot gas market is increasingly attracting new industrial companies that have until recently been absent from gas trading platforms. Rising...

29 Apr 2010 17:14 | ESGM


Gazprom cuts 2010 Turkmen gas volumes

Russia's Gazprom is planning to lower the volume of gas purchased from Turkmenistan to about 10 billion cubic metres (Gm3) in 2010 from the 30Gm3 agreed...

29 Apr 2010 17:01 | ESGM


Germany: German spot slips but retains big premium over TTF D-A

German prices ticked down on the curve, in line with TTF trading, as the spreads between the two hubs remained basically unchanged. On the prompt, Wednesday's...

29 Apr 2010 19:28 | ESGM


Ireland to use NER to meet Kyoto CO2 targets

Ireland plans to use allowances from its new entrants reserve (NER) to comply with its targets under the Kyoto protocol.According to the environment...

29 Apr 2010 16:57 | EDCM


Italy hands out last remaining NERs

Italy's environmental ministry has allocated the last remaining 21.74m tonnes of CO2 equivalent (tCO2e) for new entrants in the 2008-2012 period but has...

29 Apr 2010 17:24 | EDCM


Italy: Far curve surges on high commodities

Bullishness on the continental and commodities markets shoved Italian curve prices up over the week, while the prompt remained relatively bearish as a result...

29 Apr 2010 19:36 | EDEM


Netherlands: TTF downturn gathers pace following initial recovery

In the Netherlands on Thursday, an initial steady build in prices at the TTF was snuffed out in the last hour of trading by a sell off of near-term contracts...

29 Apr 2010 19:28 | ESGM


UK: Curve unravels long positions; spot resilient

Downward momentum on the seasons persisted on Thursday, further reversing the early week's bull-run, as the curve continued to shed an assortment of long...

29 Apr 2010 19:33 | EDEM


UK: Henry Hub collapse and producer selling pressure NBP

The NBP took a breather on Thursday morning, following chaotic trading earlier in the week. However, a collapse on the US gas market prompted a massive sell-off...

29 Apr 2010 19:58 | ESGM

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