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As with previous sessions, British uncertainty over Norwegian flows held the NBP prompt high on Tuesday, propping up the Zeebrugge outright prompt. However,...

29 Sep 2010 20:56 | ESGM


Britain:Prompt strong amid a short system, curve contracts wane

Prompt contracts recorded significant gains on Wednesday, ahead of the end of the gas year, while curve contracts lost value session on session.Day-ahead...

29 Sep 2010 20:41 | ESGM


Carbon market snapshot

The recent bull-run in carbon contracts came to an end on Wednesday, although sources still thought prices would continue to firm in the near future. Low...

29 Sep 2010 18:15 | EDCM


CEE'SEE:Most curves bullish, Hungary follows Germany

The majority of the regional prices were bullish on Wednesday, defying more downward movement from the German market as only a few contracts on the near...

29 Sep 2010 20:11 | EDEM


Continental: Cal '11 slips slightly, but spot remains resilient

A mixed picture emerged on continental power markets on Wednesday, with equal measures of bullishness and bearishness on curve contracts. Calendar Year products,...

29 Sep 2010 19:47 | EDEM


Czech Republic set for additional 1.6GW of CCGT

German utility RWE and Czech power incumbent CEZ are each planning to bring an 800MW combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant online by 2015 in the...

29 Sep 2010 17:27 | EDEM


Daily Oil Summary

Crude oil prices rose during the morning due to a weaker US dollar. The afternoon saw more losses in tandem with the stock markets, but after the US weekly...

29 Sep 2010 21:39 | EDEM


EC gives thumbs up to Spanish coal measures

The European Commission on Wednesday cleared Spain to subsidise its domestic coal producers, so incentivising electricity generators in the county to burn...

29 Sep 2010 17:27 | EDEM


First power due from UK offshore wind farm

The 500MW Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm will begin exporting power to the British grid "in the next few weeks", UK generator Scottish and Southern Energy...

29 Sep 2010 17:27 | EDEM


France: PEG spot tanks over curve prices in short-lived rise

The PEG Nord Day-ahead soared on Wednesday to close €0.50/MWh above Tuesday's price, and a €0.55/MWh differential to October '10, leading one trader to claim...

29 Sep 2010 20:30 | ESGM

Gains consolidate as euro remains strong and utilities buy

The coal market consolidated gains from the previous session on Wednesday, as key buyers from the European power sector came into the market on the buy-side,...

29 Sep 2010 18:29 | CSD


Germany/Austria/Italy: NCG spot prices bullish, curve prices ease off

In Germany, spot prices closed stronger session on session at NCG but weaker at GASPOOL, following a day in which traders noted strong bidding on the spot...

29 Sep 2010 21:10 | ESGM


Hungary’s MVM Cal ‘11 auction ‘cheap’

Hungarian power incumbent MVM's second auction for Calendar Year 2011 products outturned slightly below OTC market prices, traders said. One participant...

29 Sep 2010 17:27 | EDEM


Italy: Transitgas still driving the curve, uncertainty on long-termg

With the Swiss-Italian Transitgas pipeline due to be down well after December, according to many sources (see ESGM 28 September 2010), PSV prices were still...

29 Sep 2010 19:17 | ESGM


Lack of free CO2 credits could send Polish prices soaring

Ongoing uncertainty regarding how many EU allowances Poland will get for free from 2013 onwards will have a huge impact on the country's power market, participants...

29 Sep 2010 18:15 | EDEM


Netherlands: TTF curve runs out of steam but prompt keeps climbing

The TTF continued its climb on spot contracts on Wednesday, but saw curve contracts shed value day on day, following what was a bullish day on Tuesday.Prices...

29 Sep 2010 19:39 | ESGM


Rush to swap blacklisted CERs could cut prices - EFET

An energy trading lobby is predicting that quality restrictions on certified emission reductions (CERs) could push down carbon prices in the changeover between...

29 Sep 2010 17:14 | EDCM


TEPCO unveils funding plans

Tokyo Electric (TEPCO) will attempt to raise $6.6bn through a share offering to fund investment in new nuclear plants and its equity stake in the Wheatstone...

29 Sep 2010 19:11 | LMD


UK: Gas uncertainty builds prompt power risk

Prompt contracts extended the previous session's gains on Wednesday in response to continued tight power supply and an uncertain gas outlook in the run-up...

29 Sep 2010 19:33 | EDEM


What will UK supply look like on 1 October?

Friday marks the start of a new gas year with all NBP traders' eyes focussed on how the winter supply outlook will pan out. Previously the switch from summer...

29 Sep 2010 21:01 | ESGM

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