Category Archives: Energy Market Risk Management

Energy Market Risk Analysis | early May 2013

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Downtrend judders to a halt After distinctly bearish April, UK power prices have hit much choppier waters since the start of May – both short and long term markets experiencing some volatility, as supply issues and some strength in the oil and carbon markets have helped stem the recent underlying …

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Energy Market Risk Analysis | mid April 2013

mid April

Carbon crash has little impact UK power prices have fallen sharply over the last two weeks, reflecting a return to temperatures that are in line with seasonable norms and an improved gas supply outlook. A crash in the value of EUAs (EU carbon allowances that are factored in to power …

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Energy Market Risk Analysis | early April 2013

Early April

Market reels after biggest spike yet Prices on the short-term UK gas and power markets rocketed to new heights again on March 22nd, as gas imports through the main interconnector with Europe were cut off by a pump failure, exacerbating a supply squeeze caused by ongoing freezing conditions and storage …

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Energy Market Risk Analysis | mid March 2013

Mid March 2013

Short-term spikes again – to £71 Short-term UK gas and power prices witnessed another price spike on March 13th − the most significant yet in the recent series for UK electricity, as Day-ahead reached £71/MWh, a 13-month high. A cold snap in the face of tightening supply margins and operational …

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Energy Market Risk Analysis | early March 2013

Energy Market Risk Management | Early March

Short-term surges on gas spike Prices on the short-term UK power and gas markets surged at the start of March, as a storm-related power cut at a major Norwegian gas field slashed gas imports. This price spike came just a week after another sharp rally in prices which had already …

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