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Energy Market Risk Analysis | Late August 2014

Energy Market Risk Analysis for Late August

Nuclear shutdowns lend support The shutdown of two UK nuclear power stations for safety checks this week has helped boost short-term power and gas prices, while rising tension between Russia and Ukraine has pushed mid to longer term prices back up to the levels seen in the late-July spike (at …

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Energy Market Risk Analysis | Early August 2014

Energy Market Risk Analysis for Early August

Russia sanctions fuel price spike The shooting down of flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine and fears of an escalating breakdown in relations between Russia and the West in its wake have very much dominated global energy market  discussion since mid-July. UK gas and power markets have been no exception, first …

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Energy Market Risk Analysis | Late July 2014

Energy Market Risk Analysis for Late July

Further falls, then a mid-month rally After further bearishness during the first half of July, UK power and gas prices witnessed a mid-month rally ─ prompted by a flare-up in Russia-Ukraine tensions and an unrelated but unexpected tightening of physical gas supplies. Values across all UK power periods from Month-ahead …

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Energy Market Risk Analysis | Early July 2014

Energy Market Risk Analysis for Early July

Year of the Bear continues Hitting the half-way point of the year, 2014 continued to establish itself as one of the most decidedly bearish on record (following an exceptionally stable market in 2013) – with UK electricity and gas prices dropping back again after shrugging off mid-month geopolitical fears in …

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Energy Market Risk Analysis | Late May 2014

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Flat Annuals, short-term softer again Annual UK power prices have been their flattest in several months over the last fortnight, exhibiting little of the volatility that has characterised the market since the start of this year. At the same time short-term UK power prices have been pressured by weak demand …

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