In this week’s Resonance energy market podcast Jeremy Nicholson talks to Alfa’s Jason Durden about the glut of gas entering the UK market and its impact on near term prices, in contrast to the challenge winter poses.
In this week’s Resonance you will learn:
- A short-term respite for manufacturers on the right flexible contracts and strategy?
- While gas day ahead sees a collapse in prices, the truth is next that winter is set to be a challenge
- A similar spread is seen in UK power, with healthy exports to France which is facing significant challenges with its nuclear fleet
- Prices on the power curve also indicate concerns over capacity of UK power markets for next winter
- Carbon also shows a fair amount of swing, but remains a political market and toy for investors – Europe as a continent is currently using more fossil fuel and will do as alternatives to Russian gas are sourced which means more carbon price support due to this unexpected demand
- Having talked about inflation coming a year ago, we see today that reality coming through and the challenge it is presenting for businesses, consumers and short-term commodity costs
- Europe stockpiles Russian coal ahead of an expected winter ban, with questions raised over the ethics from a political as well as environmental perspective
For details of the discussion, listen to the latest episode of the Resonance podcast below.