11th June 2019 | Posted by: Daniel Birkett | Market Analysis

Gas Power
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Gas prices increased yesterday, although trading on European markets was subdued due to the Whit Monday holiday. Weak wind levels, a drop in LNG send-outs and a reduction in Norwegian output resulted in an undersupplied system which supported the near-curve. Meanwhile, the far-curve was pushed higher by stronger fuel markets. The power curve found support from rising gas, coal, carbon and feedstock prices during Monday’s session. Numerous European markets were closed but overall sentiment remained bullish, with tighter gas supply and weak renewable availability a factor.
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The UK gas system remains short this morning as planned maintenance in Norway continues to reduce imports to the UK, while cooler weather has lifted demand. Further out, prices have ignored a drop in coal and have followed rising carbon, power and oil markets. Fuel markets display no clear trend this morning with contracts moving in different directions, however, sentiment on the power curve is largely bullish. A cool weather outlook for the rest of this week has supported the prompt, in addition to an expected drop in wind levels.

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Brent Summary

Brent 1st-nearby prices have corrected down this morning as the effects of Russia’s commitment to extend production cuts have died down, with the global economic slowdown also limiting demand growth.

1-year forward prices

Market close data has revealed that the 1-year forward price for commercial gas displayed a loss, while commercial electricity moved higher – closing at 49.61ppt and £54.73/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 - 11-06-2019

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