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News Archive

Gas

Belgium: ZTP front month sees two early-session natural gas trades

Belgium's new virtual natural gas hub, the ZTP, witnessed its first brokered trade on Friday, with the front month dealing twice early in the session. Both...

28 Sep 2012 21:19 | ESGM

Gas

Britain: NBP natural gas Day-ahead contract ends sharply lower

NBP natural gas prompt contracts were mixed on Friday, in the final day before the seasonal changeover, as a comfortable supply picture weighed on sentiment...

28 Sep 2012 22:02 | ESGM

Emissions

Carbon market snapshot

Carbon prices showed renewed strength on Friday, but fresh confirmation that early phase III auctions will go ahead capped gains and prevented the benchmark...

28 Sep 2012 19:34 | EDCM

Emissions

CCC pushes UK for power sector carbon emissions reduction target

The UK's independent climate advisory body has stepped up the heat on the government to impose a 50g CO2/kWh carbon emissions reduction target on the power...

28 Sep 2012 19:20 | EDCM

Power

CEE/SEE: Lack of clear drivers leave curve prices adrift

Curve prices across the region struggled to follow a consistent direction, pressured by lower natural gas and emission prices as well as expected ample wind...

28 Sep 2012 22:28 | EDEM

Coal swaps comment: Brent crude and euro send coal zig-zagging up and down

Coal swaps followed the oil market tick-for-tick on Friday, inching higher in the morning before retracing those gains to close lower day on day as the front-month...

28 Sep 2012 18:28 | CSD

Gas

Daily oil summary

The ongoing tension around the Middle East ensured that the crude oil markets opened on Friday well into positive territory, and they held there through...

28 Sep 2012 21:40 | EDEM ESGM

Power

Daily oil summary

The ongoing tension around the Middle East ensured that the crude oil markets opened on Friday well into positive territory, and they held there through...

28 Sep 2012 21:40 | EDEM ESGM

Power

Electricity outlook

UKThe bears will continue to run wild on the electricity far curve until the weather cools significantly or daylight savings ends, traders said. Until...

28 Sep 2012 20:42 | EDEM

Power

ENTSO-E sharpens final electricity capacity allocation code for ACER to review

The European grid operators body has sharpened capacity calculation methods in its final draft of the capacity allocation and congestion management (CACM)...

28 Sep 2012 21:19 | EDEM

Power

Finland to revisit direct exchange electricity trade with Russia

Finland's electricity imports from Russia have more than halved this year, but ICIS understands that Finnish grid operator Fingrid is aiming to increase...

28 Sep 2012 19:29 | EDEM

Emissions

First phase III carbon allowance auction on 12 October

A raft of early phase III carbon allowance auction dates have been confirmed by the European Commission and by auction platforms, with the first sales happening...

28 Sep 2012 20:02 | EDCM

Gas

France: PEG Nord Day-ahead natural gas surges

At PEG Nord, in spite of lower-foreacst demand, the PEG Nord Day-ahead was bullish on Friday, as it followed other major European hubs. Curve contracts were...

28 Sep 2012 20:43 | ESGM

Gas

Germany/Austria: Bulls return to the NCG natural gas hub ahead of the new gas year

In contrast to the price crash seen on the last trading session of the summer season one year ago, the German natural gas prompt received a bullish impulse...

28 Sep 2012 19:56 | ESGM

Power

Germany/France review: Monday curve sell-off reverses later with nuclear fears

French and German electricity far curves saw gains over week 39. However, near curve values particularly in France were lifted later in the week with concerns...

28 Sep 2012 21:19 | EDEM

Power

Germany/France: Recovery on electricity far curve runs into resistance

The recovery seen on the German and French far curves during previous sessions came to a halt on Friday as a weaker gas and emissions market weighed on prices....

28 Sep 2012 22:32 | EDEM

Power

Italy: Electricity far curve slightly up; weeks up on uncertainty

The Italian electricity near and far curves were range-bound day on Friday as the far curve moved along with the Brent crude. Prompt rose despite a softer...

28 Sep 2012 21:49 | EDEM

Gas

Netherlands: Natural gas prompt and curve gain value as TTF traders close positions

The last day of natural gas trading before the expiry of TTF October '12, Q4 '12 and Winter '12 saw healthy volumes go through, with most curve and prompt...

28 Sep 2012 21:40 | ESGM

Power

Next Gen: Alstom to buy into the tidal stream electricity generation sector

French multinational Alstom has inked a deal with Rolls-Royce for the purchase of its tidal stream business, paving the way for the company to add to its...

28 Sep 2012 18:27 | EDEM

Power

UK review: Gas oversupply, wind depress electricity prompt and near curve

An oversupplied NBP prompt and relentless wind generation battered the electricity prompt and near curve in week 39, setting the scene for a bearish October....

28 Sep 2012 19:56 | EDEM

Power

UK: Electricity curve edges higher, but outlook remains bearish

UK electricity contracts gained ground in line with stronger oil prices on Friday, however traders agreed that the curve would remain in a holding pattern...

28 Sep 2012 22:32 | EDEM

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