9th October 2018 | Posted by: Daniel Birkett | Market Analysis

Gas Power
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Gas prices closed at a discount on Monday, with the prompt showing the strongest loss thanks to a mild weather forecast and comfortable wind generation which will reduce demand today. The system was also oversupplied and coal & oil markets moved down, adding to the bearish sentiment. Near-curve power prices displayed a slight increase yesterday afternoon, while contracts further out recorded losses. The back of the curve was pressured down by a drop in coal, gas and carbon prices, while any upward movement at the front of the curve was limited by a healthy short term supply outlook.
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Gas prices are almost unchanged at the start of today’s session, with some support provided at the back of the curve by a rebound in coal and oil. Little direction has been provided by power prices as there has been no revisions to the supply/ demand outlook for this week. Movement along the power curve varies this morning, although any changes are minor. Some contracts have found support from a rise in coal and oil, while gas and carbon markets are stable. Meanwhile, the prompt has moved higher as weaker wind levels are expected tomorrow.

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

Brent Summary

Brent 1st-nearby prices have moved down this morning following a slight rebound last night. Current movements are thought to be technical but support could be provided by Hurricane Michael which is nearing the Gulf of Mexico.

1-year forward prices

Market close data has revealed that the 1-year forward price for both commercial gas & commercial electricity decreased – closing at 68.46ppt and £65.41/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 - 09-10-2018

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