Governments across Europe are coming under increasing pressure to phase-out coal-fired capacity both to meet decarbonisation objectives and to reduce the impact of emissions on their citizens’ health. ICIS experts Jamie Stewart and Matthew Jones discuss coal phase-out plans in Europe, with particular focus on recent developments in the Netherlands, UK, France and Germany.
Energy grid operator National Grid released its winter outlook on Thursday, which outlined the potential risks to British power and gas supply and demand this winter. ICIS experts Jamie Stewart, Christopher Somers and Thomas Rodgers discuss the outlook for the coming months.
As the gas markets enter the winter period, storage sites are less full than in previous years.
ICIS expert Julie Fisher talks to gas editor Tom Marzec-Manser about how this has come about, and how pricing is affecting shippers’ storage decisions in the early part of the gas winter.
As the energy markets enter the six-month winter period, France is grappling with nuclear power supply issues for the second year in a row. ICIS expert Herman Moestue and power editor Jamie Stewart discuss how the market sees the supply risks for the remaining quarter of this year, and the first quarter of the next.
The price difference between Years 2018 and 2019 on the forward curves of the Italian wholesale gas and power markets indicates that Year 2019 is underpriced in both commodities, participants have said.
ICIS expert Miriam Siers and Italian markets specialist Alice Casagni discuss the reasons behind the price spreads and the possible effect on far-curve trading activity.
On 25 September, the Kurdish Region of Iraq is expecting to hold a referendum for independence, although countries such as the US, Turkey and Iran are opposed to it, meaning there is uncertainty over whether it will go ahead. ICIS experts Alex Thackrah, Aura Sabadus and Julien Mathonniere discuss the current situation and potential ramifications for the oil and gas sectors.
Wholesale electricity curve contracts hit new highs across Europe this week amid bullish fuels and concerns over French nuclear supply. ICIS experts Ellie Chambers, Chris Somers and Herman Moestue discuss the reasons behind the bull run in this ICIS podcast.
Expectations of global oversupply for LNG this year have not come to fruition, with project delays and strong demand in Europe and Asia keeping the market balanced. ICIS LNG experts Ed Cox and Jack Elliott discuss what to expect in the coming winter.
French nuclear authority ASN’s decision to order utility EDF to audit all the nuclear components from manufacturer Areva is still causing power traders concern and building risk premium into Q4 ’17 and Q1’ 17 electricity contracts. In this podcast, ICIS experts Herman Moestue and Matthew Jones give us an update on the situation.