28th May 2019 | Posted by: Daniel Birkett | Market Analysis

Gas Power
Market Close Market Close
No trading took place yesterday due to the Bank Holiday weekend, while movement on Friday was generally bearish. Weaker flows from Norway moved the system closer to balance but an expected improvement in renewable power this week helped to weigh on the near-curve. UK trading was closed yesterday, while European markets showed only minor changes. Oil and carbon offered support to some contracts on the far-curve, but prompt prices were largely static.
Market Open Market Open
The system remains balanced this morning as slightly cooler temperatures have lifted demand, while Norwegian flows have increased. Oil has eased down this morning following a bullish session yesterday, while coal and carbon markets offer little direction. Trading is subdued this morning with most contracts showing very little change from Friday. Temperatures are set to turn warmer this week which will weigh on demand, with a rise in wind levels also expected over the coming days.

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Brent Summary

Brent 1st-nearby prices have recovered over the bank holiday and trade above $70.1/b. Bearish pressure was provided by a strong rise in US crude stocks but overall sentiment is supportive due to a combination of geopolitical issues.

1-year forward prices

Market close data has revealed that the 1-year forward price for commercial gas is unchanged, while commercial electricity decreased – closing at 50.09ppt and £53.55/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 - 28-05-2019

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