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Low coal-profitability to boost German tender competition
Vattenfall's decision to bid in it's 1.6GW German coal-fired Moorburg power plant in the first phase-out tender could indicate that the remuneration on offer is expected to be higher than future market returns. ICIS Market Reporters Tasmin Chowdhary and Varoon Kumar discuss the meaning behind the decision and the outlook for coal plants.
Hurricane storm season outlook for US oil and LNG markets
The US refining and LNG industries were largely spared by Hurricane Laura, but data modellers predict a busy storm season, which could see volatility in price. Americas LNG editor Ruth Liao and crude oil reporter Andrew Putwain discuss the effects this could have on the industries.
TTF October ‘20 bullish run may soon end
Bulls lifting the month+1 and front winter products on European gas markets are likely to run out of steam as an end to near-term price drivers is likely. ICIS Market Reporters Tasmin Chowdhary and Jake Stones examine these factors and how a fall in gas prices might be ahead.
Nordic power prices eye recovery
An unusual combination of wet, windy weather and strong snow build-up have weighed on the Nordic power market, with the Nord Pool system price delivering at record lows this year. ICIS Energy Market Reporter Tasmin Chowdhary speaks to Arne Bergvik, Chief Analyst at Swedish renewable energy producer Jämtkraft, to find out the longer-term outlook.
A short-lived bull run for spot LNG markets?
Spot LNG prices are rising amid greater demand from East Asian and Indian buyers. This will lead to an increase in US LNG production as sellers’ margins improve. But can the market absorb more supply and is this a false dawn for sellers? Global LNG Editor Ed Cox and Americas Editor Ruth Liao discuss the outlook for the market into the fourth quarter.
German onshore wind shows resilience, industry warnings remain
Germany's onshore wind expansion has picked up pace in the first half of the year, contrasting with poor auction results in the past. ICIS Market Reporters Tasmin Chowdhary and Varoon Kumar explore promising signs for wind and the outlook for long-term renewable targets.