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  • 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...
  • 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...

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