9th April 2020 | Posted by: Daniel Birkett | Market Analysis

Gas Power
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Gas prices decreased during Wednesday’s session, particularly on the near-curve as warmer weather and improved renewable power generation should reduce demand. Further out, the losses were less significant due to a rise in oil and carbon. Power prices followed their gas counterparts and moved down yesterday, with a drop in feedstocks also a factor. Stronger oil and carbon offered some resistance, while the front of the curve was pressured down by a warmer and windier weather outlook.
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The system is oversupplied this morning but gas prices have inched higher due to a supportive oil market. Coal has also increased, along with carbon during a bullish start to the session. Power prices have followed gas again this morning and display gains, with bullish pressure provided by higher carbon, feedstocks and equities. However, an improved supply/ demand outlook has helped the prompt open at a discount.

For a breakdown of the current generation mix visit our Power Generation Insights page.

Brent Summary

Brent 1st-nearby prices have moved higher as potential production cuts in the US continue to support the market, although there are some doubts on the willingness of Russia and Saudi Arabia to cap output.

1-year forward prices

Market close data has revealed that the 1-year forward price for both commercial gas & commercial electricity increased – closing at 33.10ppt and £40.23/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 - 09-04-2020

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