Energy Market Risk Analysis | Mid December 2016

La Panique ends; Winter slumps to £50 The French nuclear supply panic which has dominated UK and European power markets since the start of October has all but ended, with UK power prices across the remaining months of this winter slumping in the first half of December. The bulk of …

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Energy Market Risk Analysis| Early December 2016

Market shrugs off OPEC oil cut After an eventful fortnight newswise ─ the UK–France electricity interconnector being damaged during a storm, OPEC agreeing to curb output for the first time in eight years, reopening dates confirmed for the UK’s main gas storage site and a sell-off taking hold on the …

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Energy Market Risk Analysis| Mid November 2016

Winter turbulent; Annuals slide UK power prices for the remainder of this winter have seen significant turbulence since the start of November, shunting up and down as supply nervousness has waxed and waned, while longer term prices have slid steadily lower, coming under pressure from weaker gas, oil and coal. …

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Energy Market Risk Analysis| Early November 2016

December breaks above £78/MWh UK power prices have pushed higher again over the last fortnight, with values across the remainder of this Winter once more leading the gains, as supply fears were compounded by the French nuclear safety authority (ASN) formally requesting five nuclear plants shut down within the next …

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Energy Market Risk Analysis| Mid October 2016

Winter periods spike to 8-year high UK power prices across the winter months surged further in early  October, as UK and European winter supply fears intensified, November breaking above £63/MWh, and Q1 ’17 above £62 ─ the highest month-ahead and quarter-ahead levels in almost 8 years. Weak pound bolsters The …

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