6th February 2020 | Posted by: Daniel Birkett | Market Analysis

Gas Power
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Gas prices showed little movement yesterday, with the more significant movement displayed by longer dated contracts as a rise in coal and oil provided support. The prompt found direction from a drop in wind levels and colder weather which lifted gas demand. Near-curve power prices eased down during Wednesday’s session, helped by a milder weather outlook. Contracts further along the curve found support from their gas counterparts on the back of stronger coal, oil and carbon markets.
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The gas system is oversupplied this morning thanks to a rise in Norwegian & Dutch flows into the UK. Recent forecasts also point towards milder and windier weather over the 15-day outlook which has resulted in losses along the near-curve. Meanwhile, commodity markets have moved in different direction and far-curve prices are stable. Power prices are slightly bearish this morning with mixed sentiment provided by fuel markets. A rise in wind levels and temperatures is expected over the coming days which has helped the prompt record a strong loss.

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Brent Summary

Brent 1st-nearby prices rebounded yesterday with hopes of an announcement of OPEC production cuts in a meeting between its members, however, no conclusion was forthcoming.

1-year forward prices

Market close data has revealed that the 1-year forward price for both commercial gas & commercial electricity decreased – closing at 29.80ppt and £38.60/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 - 06-02-2020

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