15th May 2020 | Posted by: Daniel Birkett | Market Analysis

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Gas prices increased yesterday, finding support from a rise in oil which in turn, lifted coal, power and carbon. Overall flows were comfortable which helped to balance the system and keep a lid on near curve prices. Power prices were pushed higher by an increase in gas, coal and oil on Thursday. Cooler weather also lifted demand, while renewable generation levels were little changed.
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The UK gas system is slightly oversupplied this morning, although Norwegian maintenance continues to limit imports. However, oil continues to rise at the start of the session which has contributed to small gains on the gas curve. Energy markets continue to take direction from bullish oil, with gains also displayed on feedstock and emission markets. Power prices have mirrored this upward trajectory at the start of the session.

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

Brent Summary

Brent 1st-nearby display their biggest increases for two weeks as the recent EIA report shows improved demand and significant production cuts.

1-year forward prices

Market close data has revealed that the 1-year forward price for both commercial gas & commercial electricity increased – closing at 31.48ppt and £39.48/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 - 15-05-2020

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