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European gas and power short term price outlook (Q2 2015)

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Report summary

European spot pricing dynamics will be driven by players' optimisation of Russian contract off-take and storage within "contestable demand". We forecast year-on-year demand growth, driven by a return to normal weather, higher exports to Ukraine and lower Dutch production We forecast a tightening LNG market over 2015, with lower European imports. But low contract price levels will prevent spot price upside during winter, and prices will trade at the high end of coal-gas switching levels.

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Table of contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • European spot gas price (NBP) outlook
    • LNG imports (included in analysis)
    • Other LNG imports (excluded from analysis)
    • Indigenous production including Norway
    • Non-Russia pipe imports
    • European demand
    • Ukraine call on gas through Europe
    • UK power pricing and spreads
    • Higher emissions prices balance the costs of coal and gas

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This report includes 8 images and tables including:

Images

  • Chart 1: Russian (RU) imports and storage
  • Chart 2: NBP spot vs Russian (RU) contract
  • Chart 3: Identified European region
  • Chart 4: European net LNG imports
  • Chart 5: Contestable demand: European demand* vs indigenous production and non-Russian imports
  • European gas and power short term price outlook (Q2 2015): Image 6
  • Chart 7: UK base load power prices (GB market)
  • Chart 8: Clean spark and dark spreads – including Carbon Price Support (CPS) costs

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