11th September 2018 | Posted by: Lawrence Carson | Market Analysis

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The bullish trend in European gas prices showed no sign of stopping yesterday as EUA prices sent a bullish feel to the whole energy complex in Europe. At the close, NBP ICE month ahead prices traded at a record high of 76.32 p/th, such levels not seen since November 2008. European spot prices eased yesterday, whilst prices on the far curve rose to new highs, mainly supported by strong gains on the EUA prices. The pressure from rising coal and gas prices added extra input.
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Most gas contracts around Europe are now strongly overbought which could encourage some profit taking after the gains recorded in the last few days. Strong oil prices could be supportive for coal and gas prices. Overall, a stable outlook for the day. With a comfortable supply, European spot power prices should push lower today. Further out, profit taking could potentially end the rally and drive Cal 2019 power prices lower.

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Brent Summary

The rally resumed for Brent this week, keeping the $80/b mark in sight as it opens this morning at $77.8/b.

1-year forward prices

Market close data revealed that the 1-year forward price for both commercial gas and commercial electricity increased – closing at 71.35ppt and £69.26/MWh.

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Today’s prices can also be found in an easy to read table on our ‘current UK energy price' page.

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