Energy Markets

February 13, 2018

Annual Review of the European Power Sector: 2017

The climate policy think-tank, Sandbag has published an annual review of the European Power Sector (2017). One finding of note…
February 9, 2018

January Weather and Energy Pricing in Eastern Interconnect

In the US, while the Midwest saw higher spot natural gas and electricity prices in response to the weather, it…
December 8, 2017

UK Gas and Power, Observations on 2017 and Outlook for 2018

Despite the 2018 forward energy curves trading through a 20% range this year, we find ourselves looking at spot and…
June 19, 2017

China Impacts Energy Trends

Spence Dale, Group Chief Economist at BP, unveiled the BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2017 last week. During his…
February 27, 2017
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Work Begins on New Electricity Interconnector

Work has begun on the new ElecLink electricity connection between Britain and France, which will enable transmission of up to…
January 30, 2017

BP Predicts 30% Growth in Energy Consumption

Spencer Dale presented the 2017 BP Energy Outlook last week. The base case, or most likely path, predicts 30% growth…
November 3, 2016

Energy-intensive Industries Exemption

In line with the government-stated intention to reduce the impact of renewables policies for most Energy-intensive Industries (EIIs) and safeguard…
July 11, 2016

Preliminary Outlook: Winter Electricity Margins are Manageable

Electricity margins will be “tight but manageable” this coming winter according to a preliminary outlook from the National Grid. The…
June 13, 2016

Global Energy Markets are in a State of Flux

The BP Statistical Review was launched on 8th June during which Spencer Dale, BP’s Group Chief Economist, commented that the…