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Gas contracts shed from their price yesterday as the system was comfortable throughout the session and concerns regarding LNG supplies from Qatar eased; two LNG deliveries are expected to arrive in the UK early next month. Demand levels were rather low as strong wind levels led to a decrease in CCGT generation.
12th June 2017 | Posted by: Natalie Ivinson | Market Analysis
Gas spot and near curve prices closed lower on Friday, on the back of easing concerns over Qatari LNG deliveries into the UK. One of the two cargoes that was re-routed on Thursday looked set to arrive at South Hook via the Cape of Good Hope in early July.
Day-Ahead gas climbed higher yesterday as an expected drop in wind levels today will result in an increase in gas-fired power generation. The gains filtered through to the rest of the near-curve as the system moved closer to balance due to weaker Norwegian flows and low LNG send-outs. Meanwhile, Far-curve prices moved down as oil prices displayed strong losses and coal was stable.
Strong wind generation and mild weather reduced gas demand yesterday, with a similar forecast for the next few days, helping to weigh on near-curve contracts. Russian imports into Europe also improved, while LNG supply was comfortable. Meanwhile, oil prices increased in the afternoon and the coal market stabilised, although upward movement on the gas curve was minimal.