Gas prices were generally stable during Thursday’s session with an undersupplied system offset by a healthy LNG outlook and comfortable storage levels. Contracts largely ignored increases on coal, oil and carbon markets and movement on the far-curve was minimal.
Gas prices moved down yesterday as the overall energy market weakened, helped by a more optimistic outlook for oil. LNG deliveries to Europe are also set to rise, helping to weigh on the near-curve, while Norwegian flows continued to improve.
18th September 2019 | Posted by: Natalie Ormerod | Market Analysis
Gas contracts across the curve corrected yesterday, as Brent crude traded lower following the supply shock from the drone attacks in Saudi Arabia. Weaker coal and carbon markets also impacted on Gas prices.
Gas prices climbed higher during Monday’s session, following strong gains on the oil market. An increase in coal also offered support to some gas contracts, with weak renewables also expected to result in higher gas-fired power demand, contributing to gains on the prompt.
Gas prices decreased on Friday, with the exception of the Day-Ahead contract and some near-curve prices which found direction from weak renewable power availability. Bearish oil weighed on the far-curve, with a rise in coal having little impact, while carbon was stable.