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Belgium: Gas contracts weaken as traders watch for LNG reloads

A well-supplied prompt resulted in yet another depreciation on near-term contracts. Curve prices also ticked lower because of weaker front-month Brent crude.The...

29 Jul 2011 21:04 | ESGM


Britain: Further gas demand drop hits prompt; curve follows on oil

Day-ahead edged down closer to year-low levels on Friday with demand again lower and the system long throughout the session. The September contract shed...

29 Jul 2011 20:57 | ESGM


Carbon market snapshot

EUA Year 2011 fell to its lowest close for more than two weeks on Friday, following a sell-off in the German electricity market and continued weakness in...

29 Jul 2011 17:51 | EDCM


CEE/SEE:Summer doldrums enhance bearish sentiment in electricity

Regional electricity markets took a new knock on Friday on the back of suppressed emission prices and a spot held low by below-average temperatures across...

29 Jul 2011 19:38 | EDEM

Coal swaps comment: Coal remains range-bound on lack of fundamental drivers

Coal swaps closed the week on a bearish note on Friday, with contracts inching lower across the three main hubs as oil prices provided direction in the absence...

29 Jul 2011 19:07 | CSD


Daily oil summary

Crude futures started off on a high note during the early hours, but with so much bearish news lingering including the US debt ceiling issue, eurozone debt...

29 Jul 2011 20:16 | ESGM


Electricity outlook

UKOn the UK electricity curve, much will depend on the ability of the US government to strike a deal regarding the national debt ceiling. Either way,...

29 Jul 2011 20:00 | EDEM


Eni H1 production down by 12% year on year on Libyan crisis

Italian incumbent Eni saw a 12% decline in its oil and gas production to 1.59 million barrels of oil equivalent (mboe)/day in the first half of the year...

29 Jul 2011 18:17 | ESGM


France: Strong supply, weak gas demand combine for bearish prompt

PEG Nord prompt contracts tumbled during Friday's session as the supply picture created bearish sentiment for the near term.The PEG Nord Day-ahead...

29 Jul 2011 20:42 | ESGM


France’s Montoir LNG able to take Q-Max vessels from autumn

France's Montoir LNG terminal on the northwest Atlantic coast of France will be ready to accept Q-Max vessels from this autumn, a spokeswoman from terminal...

29 Jul 2011 17:32 | ESGM


German/Dutch review: Prompt down despite strong German demand

TTF prompt prices took a bearish turn, despite some support from Germany's NCG, which largely resisted the strong downward moves from other hubs. The...

29 Jul 2011 17:41 | ESGM


Germany/Austria: NCG Day-ahead pushes up in unexplained bullish close

The NCG Day-ahead traded in an "erratic" market on Friday, with volatility brought about by a lack of liquidity.The behaviour of the spot contract,...

29 Jul 2011 20:50 | ESGM


Germany/France: French electricity spot falls as summer holidays kick in

After the slight upside seen on Thursday on the French and German electricity markets, both curves went back to the foreseen bearishness, as a strong decline...

29 Jul 2011 21:19 | EDEM


Italy: Electricity curve pulled down by oil; prompt uncertain

The Italian electricity far curve declined on Friday, following the path set by oil, while the prompt went up on the back of bullish spot prices. Brent...

29 Jul 2011 20:02 | EDEM


Market Report: Divergence widens amid tight supply situation

European and Asian LNG prices continued to move in opposite directions this week as competition intensified east of Suez. Nigeria LNG offered a further three cargoes into the buoyant market.

29 Jul 2011 21:59 | GLM


Netherlands: Dutch prompt subdued as weather warms; curve is down

At the TTF, prices ended the last full week of July on a softer note as curve prices in particular closed lower session on session. Activity remaind limited...

29 Jul 2011 21:13 | ESGM


Netherlands: Electricity prompt crashes on pent-up length and low demand

The Dutch prompt and near curve continued to crash as pent-up long positions were hitting the electricity market on Friday. The front month, which was trading...

29 Jul 2011 19:27 | EDEM


Shell content to play long game with Arrow LNG

Anglo-Dutch major Shell said on Thursday that it is progressing its planned Arrow LNG scheme, and is content to develop the 16m tonne per annum (mtpa) capacity...

29 Jul 2011 17:59 | GLM


UK: Prompt falls to annual low as demand falls

The bears reaffirmed their grip on the UK wholesale electricity curve on Friday after taking a breather the previous day, while the prompt finally gave way...

29 Jul 2011 19:55 | EDEM


Yemen LNG production stable - Total

Production at the Yemen LNG and Nigeria LNG plants was unaffected by security issues over the second quarter of the year, Total's finance director Patrick...

29 Jul 2011 20:40 | LMD

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