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A nation that can't control its energy sources can't control its future. Barack Obama

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  • Short-term gas prices continue to recover as average temperatures fall back to seasonal levels and renewable inputs fall back from the extreme. Norwegian gas supplies returned from maintenance earlier than expected, which limited the short-term price gain. Read More...
  • Short term prices took a shift upwards last week and in the case of gas, recovering much of the previous week's price fall. Volatility is being caused by unpredictable extremes in wind and solar generation. Reduced wind power input, in particular, caused  extra demand for gas-fired generation, with gas import difficulties also helping to move prices higher. Read More...
  • Last week saw short-term gas prices dip lower than in September 2016, driven by a combination of high temperatures and pipeline maintenance preventing any continental export. Meanwhile, substantial air-con usage and unpredictable wind supply prevented short-term electricity from following suit. Read More...
  • With wind, solar and nuclear generating more power than gas and coal combined last week, short-term electricity prices ended the week significantly lower than previous. Gas prices resisted the downward price pressure, due to supply worries caused by some big shipments of gas being diverted away from the UK. Read More...
  • Long-term gas prices followed the reduction in oil, while short-term prices were held lower by strong imports from the continent. Longer-term electricity followed gas, with only the shortest contracts showing price increases caused by a lower than expected contribution from renewables. Read More...

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