3rd July 2019 | Posted by: Daniel Birkett | Market Analysis

Gas Power
Market Close Market Close
Gas prices displayed mixed movement yesterday, with an expected rise in gas-fired power helping to lift the prompt, while milder weather weighed on the front-month contract. Further out, movement was generally bearish as coal, oil and carbon displayed losses. The majority of power prices moved down yesterday, although the prompt was one exception to the bearish trend with support provided by weak renewable availability. Meanwhile, a drop in coal and carbon helped to weigh on far-curve prices.
Market Open Market Open
Higher exports to Europe, combined with restricted flows from Norway has resulted in an undersupplied system this morning which has helped to support the near-curve. Further along the curve, prices are generally unchanged as commodity markets have opened flat. Fundamentals are little changed this morning and minimal direction has been provided to the power curve. Fuel markets have opened almost unchanged, while weather forecasts have seen no recent revisions.

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Brent Summary

Brent 1st-nearby prices have dropped to around $62.4/b with direction provided by the economic slowdown, with the impact of the extended production cuts short-lived.

1-year forward prices

Market close data has revealed that the 1-year forward price for both commercial gas & commercial electricity decreased – closing at 45.85ppt and £51.95/MWh, respectively.

Today’s prices can also be found in an easy to read table on our ‘current UK energy price' page.

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energy price graph - 03-07-2019

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