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Higher than usual LNG deliveries flood into the UK

January 22, 2015 (2:47)

Luke Stobbart outlines how LNG deliveries to the UK for December have more than tripled year-on-year and details the reduction in the spread between the Platts Japan Korea Marker and NBP forward prices.

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January 21, 2015
Egypt has set development and reform of its energy sector as a key priority as it seeks to rebuild its economy following the country’s second revolution in the past few years.
January 21, 2015
The UK’s big six energy retailers have started to lower their gas prices, and could still be facing major changes ahead, regardless of who comes to power.
December 19, 2014
Electricity capacity markets are between a hot and a cold place, and the strains are nowhere more evident than at the PJM Interconnection.
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SSE's UK coal-fired output down 55% to 5.1 TWh in nine months to end-2014
London (Platts)--26 Jan 2015 959 am EST/1459 GMT
SSE's coal-fired power output more than halved from 11.3 TWh in the nine months to end-2013 to 5.1 TWh for the same period last year, the UK utility said Monday in a trading statement.
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Mid-Atlantic dailies gained December 5 with the for-December 8 premium and firmer demand for the week ending December 12, along with an uptick in spot gas markets, terms moved up with the rally in NYMEX gas. PJM West Hub day-ahead on-peak futures gained $2 to the mid-$40/MWh for December 8 delivery on the IntercontinentalExchange. PJM West on-peak weekend packages were in the mid-$30s/MWh on ICE, with off-peak weekend packages valued in the upper $20s/MWh.

Global LNG Update Feature

December 03, 2014
Thailand's PTT is expecting its first long-term contractual delivery from Qatari supplier Qatargas in the first half of January, according to a source close to the buyer.
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January JKM unchanged again as market awaits tender results
The January JKM was unchanged again November 26, at $10.025/MMBtu.

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Eastern US electric power markets settle into more seasonal norms
January 23, 2015 - Winter in the US is starting to add upward pressure on wholesale power prices in the ISO-New England and PJM Interconnection.
LNG, pipelines temper US natural gas price movements
January 15, 2015 - Spot and forwards gas markets, as well as demand and storage, are showing the impacts of more LNG sendouts and capacity expansions in the Northeast US.
US coal markets fail to heat up, despite dropping temperatures
January 09, 2015 - Stockpile concerns, rail congestion and power generation retirements are taking a toll on US coal, one of the primary fuels for keeping the country warm throughout the winter.
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