30th March 2021 | Posted by: Lawrence Carson | Market Analysis

Gas Power
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Gas prices continued to fall yesterday as the news of clearing the Suez over the weekend hit markets, April closed 1.4ppth lower than last week with Summer-21 down 1ppth. Prompt power markets were interesting yesterday with the traded markets reaching highs of £83/MWh in the early morning peak, however through the early afternoon lull pricing reached a low of £-55/MWh on strong wind load factors and a long system.
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Warm weather and steady Norwegian flows have the UK gas system 15mscm long this morning. Temperatures are above average which are expected to continue into tomorrow with a bearish outlook held for the remainder of the week and into the Easter weekend. A mixed view across the power markets this morning as the 1 year forward price remained steady, prompt prices increased +£0.21/MWh and further across the curve losses have been seen of up to -£0.83/MWh. Power markets expected to follow gas at some point and trade down on the prompt.

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Brent Summary

Brent Crude oil increased marginally yesterday and ended the day +0.63%. This morning Brent is trading at $64.98/bbl.

1-year forward prices

Market close data has revealed that the 1-year forward price for commercial gas increased whilst commercial electricity held the same value, closing at 49.89ppt and £60.25/MWh, respectively.

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Today’s prices can also be found in an easy to read table on our current UK energy price page.

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