French nuclear outages boost gas generation

The temporary closure of several reactors in France has boosted gas demand, potentially tightening supplies of gas and electricity over the winter in the UK and continental Europe The temporary closure of several reactors in France has boosted gas demand, potentially tightening supplies of gas and electricity over the winter in the UK and continental Europe.
By Peter Stewart and Catriona Scott 28 October 2016 0 24420
Fessenheim nuclear power plant, France (EDF)

Directional impact on forecast:
Bullish for gas and electricity prices

Further problems with nuclear reactors in France have boosted requirements for gas-fired power generation, potentially tightening supplies of gas and electricity over the winter in the UK and continental Europe.

Gas, electricity and coal prices in Europe have been bolstered by reports that the French nuclear regulator, the ASN, has ordered the early completion of safety checks at five of 18 reactors suspected of having issues. The five are Civaux 1, Fessenheim 1, Gravelines 4,...

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