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A volatile February 2018 stirs up the industry

Abbildung 2: Preisverlauf für Frontjahreslieferung 2019 Base (DE) im Januar und Februar 2018, (Quelle: Montel)
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Both the negotiations on the German coalition agreement and the prices on commodity exchanges were very volatile in February 2018. PPAs are becoming increasingly attractive and the results of the tenders for renewable energies speak for themselves.


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Autumn highs on the electricity markets- is this the turnaround?

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Since the beginning of August 2017 the prices on the electricity and commodity markets have been breaking one record after the other. Is it eventually time to pop the corks and finally ring in the end of the lean times? Or is it barely a temporary anomaly? To find an answer, we investigate the causes of the current price development.


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Tutorial gas market 6: Natural gas transportation and storage

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Natural gas can either be transported grid-bound via pipelines or liquefied as LNG. In order to increase the energy density, the gas is transported through the pipelines under high pressure (around 80 bar).


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Tutorial gas market 3: Influence of the LNG market

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For a long time natural gas has exclusively been a grid-bound energy carrier. In consequence, markets for natural were not globalized, but there were several submarkets (see Tutorial 1) which supplied themselves. Furthermore, the price level in the various markets varied as no arbitrage between the markets was possible.


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Tutorial gas market 2: Determinants of the natural gas demand

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After giving you an overview of where natural gas is produced and the regions, which are most important for the European natural gas market, the following will provide you an overview of the gas consumption and on which factors it depends on.


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Tutorial gas market 1: Geopolitical framework conditions of the natural gas markets

Gas transport facility Chongqing (China Daily)
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Natural Gas is currently the third most important primary energy carrier in the world (after oil and coal). The main advantages of natural gas in comparison to coal or oil are the high efficiency levels that can be achieved when generating electricity from natural gas. As with oil, the global reserves of natural gas are concentrated in a few countries around the world.


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Strong growth for gas-fired generation in Germany

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German gas-fired power generation climbed 98 percent year on year in August. Main reasons are lower gas prices compared to coal prices.


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China’s energy consumption to peak in 2035

Gas transport facility Chongqing (China Daily)
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The energy consumption of China is projected to reach its peak with 3.75 billion TOE in 2035. In addition, the share of gas in the energy supply is about to double by 2020.


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