Strong gas demand on Friday along with lower pipeline flows meant the UK system remained tight. As a result of this, high storage withdrawals were required to keep things balanced. NBP spot and near curve prices were pushed higher before a late reversal after a sell-off.
Throughout Western Europe, temperatures are on their way down - which tends to support demand levels. Elsewhere, though, strong withdrawals, LNG send outs and a slight improvement in Norwegian exports to the UK are helping to keep the system relatively comfortable.