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    Chris

    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. More
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    Chris

    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. More
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    Chris

    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. More
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    Chris

    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. More
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    Chris

    Day-ahead gas is close to a nine-month high due to a combination of colder weather and undersupplied system. Looking further forwards, the increase in oil has had a minimal impact so far - however, it is likely to feed through soon. Short-term electricity prices remain volatile due to the delayed return of two French nuclear reactors but, with electricity being strongly connected to gas prices, the pattern and drivers are similar. More
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    Chris

    Day-ahead gas saw significant increases last week, driven mostly by unexpected maintenance required both here and on the continent. Lower temperature forecasts helped the increases in both gas and electricity, with the change in daylight savings also playing a part. More

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