5th October 2020 | Posted by: Daniel Birkett | Market Analysis

Gas Power
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Gas prices moved down on Friday, pressured down by a weakening oil markets which also transferred to carbon, coal and power contracts. Meanwhile, the prompt found support from a cooler weather and weak renewable power forecast for this week. Near curve power prices traded higher, with a weaker renewable generation outlook and a cooler weather forecast helping the spot move higher. Further out, contracts followed a falling commodity market.
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Gas prices have opened higher this morning, with a short system lifting the prompt and near curve. A drop in Norwegian flows and weak renewable generation has tightened supply, while a rebound in commodities has contributed to increases on the far curve. Power prices continue to increase this morning, with bullish sentiment displayed across all energy and fuel markets. Tighter gas supply has limited any losses on the prompt but an expected rise in wind levels tomorrow has helped to weigh on the contract slightly.

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Brent Summary

Brent 1st-nearby prices trade below $40/b today as the latest active rig count report in the US was higher than expected, while Donald Trump’s positive COVID-19 case has also impacted markets.

1-year forward prices

Market close data has revealed that the 1-year forward price for both commercial gas & commercial electricity increased slightly, closing at 37.91ppt and £47.06/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 - 05-10-2020

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