30th September 2019 | Posted by: Daniel Birkett | Market Analysis

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Gas prices moved down on Friday and followed the overall energy market, with oil and carbon displaying a loss. Oil prices were pressured down by the return on Saudi oil production, while the near-curve weakened on the back of a healthy LNG outlook. Power prices were stable on Friday, ignoring weaker gas and carbon prices. The prompt was one of the few contracts to climb higher in the afternoon as the renewable generation forecast for the start of this week was low.
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Gas prices continue to weaken this morning with an increase in Norwegian flows helping to weigh on the near-curve; production is close to full capacity as annual maintenance has concluded. Falling oil prices have also provided bearish pressure at the back of the curve. Near-curve power prices have climbed higher this morning with support provided by limited renewable availability and a colder weather outlook. Further out, sentiment is slightly bearish as coal, gas and carbon markets have decreased.

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

Brent Summary

Brent 1st-nearby prices display a strong loss as Saudi Arabian production is back to normal, prices are currently similar to this time last year and trade around $60.7/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 46.28ppt and £51.42/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 - 30-09-2019

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