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  • Higher overall temperatures and good gas supply from the continent ensured that short-term gas prices ended the week slightly down. Electricity followed suit, with record solar generation helping to supply a spike in air con demand. Longer-term prices continued to creep up. Read More...
  • The early part of the week saw both gas and electricity prices pushed up due to varying factors. However, the week ended with both prices moving down, although electricity remained slightly higher than gas. Longer-term prices for all increased as oil strengthened and sterling weakened. Read More...
  • It was a strong week for both solar and wind power which, along with some de-stocking of gas, helped to offset any upward pressures on prices from oil. Overall decreases during 2017 could now start to filter through to fixed price energy contracts, depending on the buying strategy of the energy suppliers. Read More...
  • Forecasts of oversupply in the oil markets helped long-term gas prices to remain stable, with electricity following suit.  Short-term prices looked to rise earlier in the week, due to gas shortages resulting from lower than expected imports from Norway. Read More...
  • Short-term prices on both gas and electricity increased slightly, due to a combination of lower than average temperatures and unplanned maintenance work on both Norwegian gas facilities and UK nuclear plants. Good wind and solar in the middle of the week helped to keep the increases modest. Read More...

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