Problems affecting French nuclear reactors hit European gas and power prices last month. As France is a major regional electricity exporter, the future of its nuclear output will have an impact on Europe’s power balance.8 October 2019
The average price of spot LNG in Japan, South Korea, China and Taiwan increased last week as buyers built stocks in preparation for winter.
European imports of North African pipeline gas have been rising since the start of October and hit 514 MMcm last week.
Volumes imported by the country fell by 24.8% year on year last month, in line with the declining trend seen in previous months.
Lower shipping rates and a relatively weak ruble allowed Russia to strengthen its position as Europe’s main coal supplier in Q2.
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