19th June 2019 | Posted by: Daniel Birkett | Market Analysis

Gas Power
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Gas prices moved down on Tuesday with most decreases thought to be technical, with a lot of contracts close to their resistance levels. Supply levels also improved later in the day as unplanned outages in Norway were resolved, balancing the system. Power prices followed gas yesterday and displayed losses as supply improved and warmer weather is expected to reduce demand levels. Contracts across the curve eased down, with a drop in coal prices also a factor.
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The system remains balanced this morning with a number of LNG deliveries also expected next week following a two-week dry spell. This has helped to pressure down near-curve gas prices, while contracts further out are little changed due to coal and oil markets moving in opposite directions. A rise in temperatures, a healthier gas supply outlook and stable-to-bearish coal has resulted in further decreases along the power curve this morning. Carbon also displays a slight loss, while oil has increased capping some downward movement further along the curve.

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Brent Summary

Brent 1st-nearby prices have increased with support coming from uncertainties regarding an extension to OPEC production cuts, tensions in the Middle East and the resumption of talks between the US & China in regards to trade deals.

1-year forward prices

Market close data has revealed that the 1-year forward price for both commercial gas & electricity decreased – closing at 47.23ppt and £52.18/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 - 19-06-2019

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