25th September 2019 | Posted by: Daniel Birkett | Market Analysis

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Far-curve gas prices moved down on Tuesday with bearish pressure provided by weaker coal, oil and carbon markets. Meanwhile, contracts at the front of the curve climbed slightly higher on the back of higher demand and a tighter system. Power prices displayed a similar trend to gas, with gains at the front of the curve and losses on Front-month and beyond. Coal and oil markets moved down, weighing on the far-curve, while the prompt was dictated by a tighter supply outlook for today.
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The UK gas system is slightly oversupplied this morning as overall flows have increased. The LNG outlook is also healthy with two deliveries scheduled before the end of the month and a further six expected in the first 10 days of October. Gas prices have decreased as a result, helped by weaker coal and oil. Power prices are trading down this morning with weaker commodity markets creating bearish pressure along the curve. A healthier gas supply outlook and an expected rise in wind levels for the rest of the week has also contributed to losses on the prompt and the rest of the near-curve.

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Brent Summary

Brent 1st-nearby prices have decreased due to concerns regarding weak economic growth, with pessimism surrounded the latest US/ Chinese trade talks; Brent currently trades at $63.1/b.

1-year forward prices

Market close data has revealed that the 1-year forward price for both commercial gas & commercial electricity decreased – closing at 46.29ppt and £51.58/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 - 25-09-2019

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