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Energy Market Risk Analysis| Mid July 2016

Winter leaps on gas storage shock UK power and gas prices for the coming winter leapt mid-July, as a 42-day outage at the UK’s only large-scale gas storage facility, Rough, was extended by at least seven months, reducing its ability to act as a key source of gas supply in …

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Energy Market Risk Analysis| Early JuLy 2016

Brexit bounce Forward UK power and gas prices rallied sharply after the Brexit vote sent the pound tumbling against other currencies, increasing gas import costs ─ overriding any influence from oil, coal, emissions and other energy markets – which all initially slumped on the news. Brexit, Rough and Groningen bolster …

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Energy Market Risk Analysis| Mid June 2016

Annuals hit 7.5-month high Firmer UK power and gas prices have been seen across all periods over the last fortnight ─ Annuals rising to their highest levels since late October on the back of predictions of tighter winter margins following recent plant closures, persistent gas supply issues and oil market …

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Energy Market Risk Analysis| Early June 2016

Prices slip and then rebound It has been another volatile fortnight for UK power Annual prices ─ which spent most of the second half of May shunting lower again before rebounding strongly at the end of the month. The bounce came largely on the back of firmer gas market sentiment, …

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Energy Market Risk Analysis| Mid May 2016

Coal power output drops to zero UK power and gas prices slipped back as May started and the late-April price spike unravelled further – however since then the market has rallied again, shorter-term prices bolstered by output from coal-fired stations dropping sharply, and periodically hitting zero for the first time …

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