29th November 2019 | Posted by: Daniel Birkett | Market Analysis

Gas Power
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Gas prices decreased yesterday, with losses displayed from the prompt to the back of the curve. Temperatures are forecast to be above the seasonal norm for the start of December which will weigh on demand. Meanwhile, oil, coal and carbon markets weakened, offering further bearish pressure. Power prices displayed losses on Thursday, with downward pressure provided by weaker gas, coal and carbon. Healthy wind levels were expected to continue today and over the weekend which will reduce reliance on gas-fired power, with mild weather also expected next week.
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The UK gas system has opened balanced this morning as flows have increased from European pipelines and LNG send-outs are higher. Gas prices are generally stable this morning, with little direction provided by coal, carbon and power markets. Power markets have opened slightly higher this morning due to a rebound in coal & carbon prices, with gas offering no support in either direction. Meanwhile, weather forecasts are unchanged, helping to cap any upward movement at the front of the curve.

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Brent Summary

Brent 1st-nearby prices have shown little movement from the start of this week and remain just below their 200 day moving average. Prices are little changed from yesterday with preliminary OPEC meetings suggesting that further cuts are likely.

1-year forward prices

Market close data has revealed that the 1-year forward price for both commercial gas & commercial electricity decreased – closing at 43.93ppt and £48.83/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 - 29-11-2019

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