27th July 2018 | Posted by: Daniel Birkett | Market Analysis

Gas Power
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Gas prices moved down across Europe as the overall energy complex was bearish. Warm temperatures are set to continue over the coming weeks which will keep residential demand low, while a slight increase in wind levels weighed on CCGT demand. Gas prices are stable this morning, with coal and oil recording a small loss and overall fundamentals little changed from yesterday. The system remains long as flows are comfortable and renewable levels are similar to Thursday’s levels.
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Power contracts displayed small losses yesterday as fundamentals improved slightly and additional bearish pressure was provided by weaker coal and gas. Wind levels improved, reducing the need for gas-fired power, while solar generation was stable. Like gas, the power curve is rather flat this morning with minimal change to the overall supply/ demand outlook and no direction provided by fuel markets. Renewable levels are almost unchanged, although above average temperatures continue to lift cooling demand.

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

Brent Summary

Brent 1st-nearby prices display a $0.50/b loss from yesterday’s open to trade at $74.5/b. The latest EIA report helped to weigh on the oil market, although some support was provided by a blockage at the Red Sea waterway, although this should be resolved quickly.

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 57.60ppt and £57.01/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 - 27-07-2018

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