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  • After gas prices increased for the majority of the summer, last week we finally saw them start to go down. The decreases were caused by a combination of Norwegian gas being back up and running, following planned maintenance last week, and increased wind output. Read More...
  • Weakened gas supply conditions caused by further outages in Norway saw sharp increases last week. The outages are expected to last around two weeks so could continue to leave the market undersupplied and the prices to rise further. Electricity was more volatile and though it tracked gas for the majority of the week, strong wind outputs reduced the demand for expensive gas-for-power generation softened the increases slightly. Read More...
  • There were a number of gas outages, which caused prices to rise further and electricity followed these increases. Poor wind generation continued this week, creating higher demand for more expensive gas based generation. Oil prices also rose due to concerns about Iranian oil exports and the weakening of the pound, due to further concerns over Brexit negotiations earlier in the week. Read More...
  • Despite strikes at Total’s North Sea gas platform, the market started the week oversupplied creating a small fall in prices. However, by Tuesday, the effects of the strike were in full force and the market became undersupplied, sending prices up by over a penny. Read More...
  • Gas-Day Ahead prices rose due to a planned outage at a Norweigan processing plant. We will see if the planned return to service on 22 August comes good. Further forward, the upturn in prices seen last week continues. Electricity - is following gas pretty much £1/MWh for every 1p/Th increase. Read More...

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