22nd January 2020 | Posted by: Daniel Birkett | Market Analysis

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Gas prices moved higher during yesterday’s session as the system was under-supplied throughout the day. A rise in coal also offered support to the curve, while a decrease in carbon and oil had minimal impact. Power prices increased on Tuesday, tracking upward movement on gas and carbon markets. A weaker wind outlook for today also offered additional support to the prompt.
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The system is closer to balance this morning as demand levels are down from the previous day and Norwegian supply has improved. Gas prices have opened stable-to-bearish as a result, with coal and oil markets displaying a loss. Temperatures have been revised higher once again, while wind levels are expected to improve over the coming days, weighing on near-curve power prices. However, any movement is minimal due to mixed changes on commodity markets.

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

Brent Summary

Brent 1st-nearby prices have been pressured down by demand concerns as the Coronavirus in China is likely to disrupt oil production in the country; Brent currently trades around $63.6/b.

1-year forward prices

Market close data has revealed that the 1-year forward price for both commercial gas & commercial electricity moved down – closing at 32.53ppt and £40.98/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 - 22-01-2020

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