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Gas

Belgium: Bears crush Zeebrugge after weak macroeconomic data

Belgian natural gas contracts slumped on Wednesday as a swathe of bearish macroeconomic data drove the Brent crude oil market lower, while shorter-term contracts...

30 May 2012 18:29 | ESGM

Gas

Britain: Economic fears drive NBP natural gas contracts lower across curve

NBP contracts dealt significantly lower on Wednesday, with traders bearish towards contracts across the curve. Mild weather and strong supplies weighed heavily...

30 May 2012 18:23 | ESGM

Emissions

Carbon snapshot

Carbon's bearish momentum gathered pace on Wednesday with the eurozone's debt woes again dominating headlines and spreading negative sentiment across European...

30 May 2012 18:23 | EDCM

Power

CEE/SEE: Prices move in lockstep with Germany, coal

Sentiment was split across the region's electricity curve values, as the nearer-dated products inched upwards but lost ground further out.The movements...

30 May 2012 20:40 | EDEM

Coal swaps comment: Market declines as poor economics weigh down the fuels

After a strong start to the week, coal swaps declined on Wednesday as economic worries weighed down the fuels complex, the euro fell against the US dollar...

30 May 2012 18:55 | CSD

Power

Commission outlines expected start dates of comitology on new electricity rules

The European Commission expects to start comitology - the committee system that oversees delegated acts implemented by the Commission - on the framework...

30 May 2012 18:55 | EDEM

Gas

Daily oil summary

Crude prices went into a steady decline through the early hours after China signalled that it was not planning for any large stimulus package. Ongoing...

30 May 2012 20:01 | ESGM

Emissions

Figueres defends climate talk pace

Figueres defends climate talk pace. In their report, the World Bank's researchers noted that the agreement reached at UN climate talks at Durban...

30 May 2012 18:48 | EDCM

Gas

France: Natural gas maintenance continues to widen Nord/Sud spread

PEG Nord contracts tumbled as part of a Europe-wide natural gas market slide on Wednesday, as traders took note of bearish factors on both the prompt and...

30 May 2012 18:23 | ESGM

Power

French utility EDF rejects claim for €2bn restitution from sale of EnBW share

French state-owned utility EDF on Wednesday rejected claims that it sold a stake in utility EnBW to the German state of Baden-Wuertemberg at an "excessive...

30 May 2012 18:11 | EDEM

Power

German brown coal demand spikes as new electricity plants come online

Germany's consumption of lignite rose 8% year on year in the first quarter of 2012 as three new power plants came on line, according to data released by...

30 May 2012 18:11 | EDEM

Gas

Germany/Austria: Crashing oil prices enhance downwards correction on the German natural gas curve

German natural gas prices took a tumble on Wednesday, as strongly dropping oil markets facilitated a correctional move downwards after Monday's major gains...

30 May 2012 18:23 | ESGM

Power

Germany/France: Weak fuels weigh on German Cal '13 electricity

A bearish move by the fuels complex on Wednesday placed downward pressure on the German electricity far curve, while a fall in forecast renewable generation...

30 May 2012 19:16 | EDEM

Power

Italy postpones deadline for biomass incentives scheme

Italy has widened the scope for plants eligible to apply under its biomass incentive scheme. The changes were included in a decree that updates a previous...

30 May 2012 17:50 | EDEM

Power

Italy: Electricity Cal ‘13 sheds value on back of crude sell-off

The Italian wholesale electricity market posted significant declines on the far curve on Wednesday as bearish Brent crude prices pressured longer-dated contracts....

30 May 2012 18:55 | EDEM

Gas

Italy: PSV down in line with TTF as natural gas liquidity declines

The bears continued to dominate the Italian natural gas market over the past seven days, as a combination of weak demand and persisting economic and political...

30 May 2012 18:55 | ESGM

Gas

Netherlands: Bears dominate TTF natural gas prompt and curve as weak macro picture sees oil plunge

The Dutch natural gas prompt retraced the gains of the previous session on Wednesday while the curve plummeted, gleaning direction from the bearish macroeconomic...

30 May 2012 18:55 | ESGM

Gas

Russian natural gas exports down by 12% year on year in May

Russian natural gas exports over the first 28 days of May reached 14.3 billion cubic metres (Gm³), a decrease of 1.9Gm³ year on year, according to figures...

30 May 2012 18:55 | ESGM

Power

Spain: July '12 electricity contract becomes the most costly product

Spanish far-curve Baseload wholesale power prices moved further into backwardation on Wednesday as the market continued to react to bearish news from the...

30 May 2012 20:33 | EDEM

Power

UK: Electricity prices crumble, pressured by bearish oil and gas

The UK power wholesale prices plummeted on Wedesday under pressure from lower oil values and ample supply on the prompt. Losses on the Brent crude...

30 May 2012 20:21 | EDEM

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