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Energy Prices (Mid October 2016)

Mid October 2016



UK power prices across the winter months surged further in early October, as UK and European winter supply fears intensified.

A cold and wind-light end to the year could also boost short-term market prices, with knock-on effects on forward periods.


The UK gas market was only partly affected by another large lurch higher in winter UK and European power prices in the first week of October ─ taking more of its steer from strong oil prices, a weakening pound and tight physical gas supplies.

Summary position:

Oil $51.85barrel

Coal $64.75/MT

EUA 16 €5.65/TCO2

Gas 45.05p/th Apr 17

Gas 45.35p/th Oct 17

Electricity £45.78/MWh Apr 17

Electricity £44.13/MWh Oct 17