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  • Below seasonal temperatures caused the short-term market for gas and electricity to push up slightly, electricity protected somewhat by good wind generation. Longer term news was better with contracts 12 months ahead falling,  helped again by the oil price continuing to be steady. Read More...
  • The forecast for milder temperatures over the weekend have helped to keep the short-term prices for both gas and electricity in check, despite some significant demand levels at the end of the week. Longer term prices for both were helped by a more stable oil price and the slight strengthening of the Pound against the Euro. Read More...
  • In a week dominated by supply restrictions on gas, unplanned outages at a number of domestic facilities, combined with restricted imports from Norway, conspired to drive the short-term gas price significantly higher. All other prices followed the trend, although both short and long-term electricity price increases were capped by robust wind generation. Read More...
  • A volatile and complex week on the short-term markets, with warmer than average temperatures managing to cap any price rises due to supply restrictions. These included maintenance work on continental supplies for gas and some reduced nuclear availability at home for electricity. Read More...
  • Short-term gas prices rose significantly last week, driven by high demand and some restrictions in tanker deliveries to the UK. Longer-term prices also increased, mainly following the upwards trend for oil. Short and long-term electricity prices also saw a rise, helped by significant exports to the continent and lower than expected wind generation. Read More...

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