A number of nuclear power units in central and southeast Europe are due back online in the next few weeks after planned maintenance. ICIS experts Irina Peltegova and Ellie Chambers discuss how the extra supply is likely to pressure wholesale electricity prices in the region, after a bullish start to the year.
British natural gas shippers will be unable to inject into Rough until June due to operational problems at the ageing storage site. ICIS experts Thomas Rodgers and Ben Lee discuss the implications of the latest outage at Rough on the NBP and the wider European gas markets.
As the focus turns to April and May in the spot LNG market, prices have dropped in Asia as seasonal demand falls. New supply is expected soon but buying interest from East Asia and the Middle East provide a price floor, as ICIS experts Ed Cox and Xieli Lee discuss.
A lack of LNG into Europe has been one factor in spiking wholesale energy prices on the continent over winter 2016/17. ICIS experts Ben Lee, Thomas Rodgers and Ed Cox discuss why few cargoes have arrived into Europe and whether this is likely to change in coming months.
German power prices soared to a multi-year high in week 4. ICIS experts Miriam Siers and Jon Stibbs discuss why prices jumped and what can be expected over coming weeks.
The Hungarian over-the-counter electricity market experienced a surge in liquidity recently, recording the highest ever monthly traded volumes in November and overtaking the Netherlands as the fourth most liquid power market in Europe. ICIS experts Jamie Stewart and Ellie Chambers discuss the reasons for the upsurge and the outlook for Hungarian liquidity.
Spanish and French natural gas prices soared to overtake those in Asia earlier in January but have since unwound some gains. ICIS journalists Ben Lee and Robert Songer discuss how supply concerns have eased with LNG cargoes now destined for southern Europe.