Category Archives: Energy Market Risk Management

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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Energy Market Risk Analysis | Early August 2013

Energy Market August 2013

Weaker on demand drop, softer gas The first two weeks in August have seen a weakening in short-term prices and a corresponding softening in longer-term prices. Day-ahead fell below £46/MWh, its lowest level since early July ─ as consumption levels dropped well below seasonal norms. The return of nuclear reactors …

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Energy Market Risk Analysis | late July 2013

Energy Market | Late July 2013

Limbo Continues With prices continuing to tread water over the last two weeks, July ended up being one of the flattest months ever for UK power, particularly on the Annuals. Softening oil, coal and Continental power markets were largely ignored as a tightening outlook for short-term UK gas supplies helped …

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Energy Market Risk Analysis | late June 2013

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Carbon fix vote offers slight support Prices have been on a downward trend for much of the past fortnight, as reduced heating demand in the face of warmer weather pulled short-term prices lower while long-term prices slipped back on weaker oil prices and as fears of reduced Norwegian gas supplies …

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Energy Market Risk Analysis | early June 2013

Early June 2013

Gas Surge Breaks the lull The relative lull seen in longer term prices since late April was shattered mid-June, as the announcement of major winter gas maintenance in Norway caused a surge in UK gas prices that fed through to a sudden 3% jump in Winter ’13 UK power prices, …

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