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EU wholesale power prices: facing structural collapse or cyclical recovery?

May 17, 2016 (3:38)

We explore a key question that emerged from Platts' recent European power conference: is Europe's wholesale power price collapse structural, or could central plant closures prompt a post 2020 recovery?


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Kiev (Platts)--27 May 2016 915 am EDT/1315 GMT
Ukraine plans to build and upgrade power transmission lines to Poland and Hungary in order to increase power exports there, EnergoAtom president Yuriy Nedashkovskiy said Thursday.
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April 15, 2016
With far-reaching changes in the EU power market design looming, and European baseload power prices heading for new lows, does nuclear have a long-term future in the EU's energy mix?
January 12, 2016
Stephen Burns, chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, discussed the future of US nuclear power in the wake of the Fukushima I nuclear accident.
October 21, 2015
Much to the dismay of companies across the oil, power, gas, and agriculture sectors, the EU's new Markets in Financial Instruments legislation (MiFID II) is a policy that could add billions to cost of trading commodities.
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Feature: Mexico Energy

Mexico's first-ever power capacity auction suffered a setback March 30 when an erroneous winning bid was disqualified from preliminary results, which caused the need for a rerun that yielded different winners.
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Data released by the EIA in March showed that US exports to Mexico reached a new high in January, highlighting the continued strength of the Mexico market and pointing to another strong year for exports in 2016.


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UK day-ahead power contracts rose March 21 amid stable power demand as forecasts for falling wind and solar power generation tightened surplus margins, sources said.




The Barrel Blog

May 23, 2016
It-s been about three weeks since a wildfire broke out in the heart of Alberta-s oil sands production area in the Athabasca region in Fort McMurray, and it is still raging.
May 09, 2016
Venezuela's oil industry is at risk of grinding to a halt, along with the rest of the nation, as El Guri, Venezuela-s largest hydroelectric power facility, could see a drop in output of 3,800 megawatts if eight of 18 turbines are shut down.
May 06, 2016
The Mexico energy market has been a hot topic ever since late 2013 when the government decided to liberalize the energy sector, opening it up to foreign investment.
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