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This week’s market report shows near curve prices came under bearish pressure from an oversupplied system on Friday, as the UK’s gas supplies recovered considerably following the previous day’s temporary pipeline flow restriction from Norway.
There have been higher temperatures over the weekend which have so far spread over into this week, helping to keep demand forecasts in check, with suggestions of stronger wind forecasts also helping to alleviate some pressure on gas-fired generation in making up the national grid’s stack.
Low market liquidity continued to impact on electricity markets, with muted trading activity ensuring wider bid/offer spreads and limited availability of longer-term contract prices in particular.
Further along the curve, prices were lifted somewhat in line with some considerable increases seen in the Brent Crude Oil price on Friday. The price has risen considerably since it was near an 18 year low at 23.36$/bl last week. Investors appeared to remain optimistic that a unified production cut plan could be put in place between Saudi Arabia, Russia and the US, lifting the commodity price back above the 30$/bl mark. EUA Carbon prices, will edging down on Friday, traded above the 18$/bl level.
As we almost come to an end of the UK’s proposed lockdown period, there is still uncertainty as to whether or not restrictions will be lifted yet and if the lockdown period will be extended.
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