A coal power station in the UK. Policy & Regulation

UK fast-track coal phase-out may create market anomalies

The UK’s new standard on CO2 emissions is tougher than that proposed by the EU and could result in market distortions.

By Peter Stewart 10 January 2018
Groningen gas field, Netherlands Supply & Demand

Future of Dutch production in question

The Netherlands is facing an uncertain gas future, and a dramatic reduction in Dutch supply will have long-term implications for the country and for Europe.

21 December 2017
A gas compressor station in Baumgarten. Pipelines, Storage & Power

Forties and Baumgarten outages boost gas prices

As temperatures drop, the European gas and power market is heating up.

13 December 2017
The UK's Rough storage facility. Exploration & Production

NBP day-ahead likely to see gains

Colder temperatures across the UK in November could provide a boost to the NBP day-ahead.

2 November 2017
Gas storage in Poland Supply & Demand

Poland – increasing gas diversity, within limits

While Poland will increase the volume and flexibility of its gas trade, it will struggle to achieve its goal of ending direct Russian imports.

23 October 2017
Supply & Demand

Norwegian maintenance to support NBP prices

Maintenance work at Norwegian infrastructure will support the NBP day-ahead as temperatures cool and demand rises.

30 August 2017
Supply & Demand

Europe’s import mix – slow to change

As Europe becomes increasingly dependent on imports, changes will be seen in the region’s mix of imports. However, the pace of change is likely to be slow.

17 August 2017
Global Markets

Higher Norwegian flows could dampen NBP prices

Prices at the NBP have risen over the past week but could come under pressure over the latter part of this week.

26 July 2017
Gas for Transport

Hybrids will dominate in drive to electrify vehicle fleets

As emissions standards tighten, car manufacturers are promoting both hybrids and electric vehicles. This may slow the switch away from traditional fuels such as petrol and diesel.

19 July 2017
Global Markets

NBP sees renewed price support

Prices at the UK hub have seen supply-side support as a result of further production outages in Norway.

19 July 2017
Global Markets

Unexpected outage to provide some support to the NBP

Technical problems at Norway’s Kollsnes plant will help support UK prices, but not for long.

12 July 2017
Global Markets

Low flows from Norway support UK prices

Problems with the SEGAL pipeline system are affecting flows from Norway, providing a floor for prices at the NBP.

5 July 2017
Global Markets

Unexpected supply tightness pushes up prices in the UK

An unexpected outage at the SEGAL pipeline has hit exports from Norway, pushing up the NBP price.

28 June 2017
Global Markets

Rough’s permanent closure will increase price volatility

The permanent closure of the UK's Rough storage facility will cause major volatility in gas prices at the NBP during winter.

21 June 2017
Exploration & Production

European hub prices hold steady

The NBP day-ahead price was down to 36 p/th on Tuesday, a 6% decline from the highs seen last week.

7 June 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

European gas-to-power – decline on the horizon

The power sector supported Europe’s gas demand growth last year, but with changes taking place in the gas and power markets that growth is not set to continue.

26 May 2017
Contributed

Post-Brexit implications for the UK gas industry

Following the triggering of Article 50, the key short- and medium-term challenges and opportunities facing the UK gas sector are examined in this contributed feature from Zuzana Princova of IPA Advisory.

24 May 2017
Global Markets

NBP sees steady declines as pressure mounts

The NBP is under pressure while Continental hubs have seen small gains.

24 May 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Declines loom for European hub prices

European hub prices are expected to decline over the coming week as demand-side support falls.

17 May 2017
Global Markets

Pressure increases on European hub prices

Temperatures are expected to rise following unseasonably cold weather over the past week, reducing demand-side support for prices.

10 May 2017
Global Markets

Gas trading slowdown may hit TTF

Gas trading on the Dutch TTF has been resilient as the prospect of Brexit causes volumes to move from the UK to the Continent. But this picture may be about to change.

10 May 2017

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