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> Market Snapshot: 11 February 2019

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Currency: Sterling vs Euro

MS Sterling 20190211


  • The latest round of US-China trade talks has begun in Beijing with a deal in doubt.
  • There is the potential for a new government shutdown in the US as border wall talks break down.
  • Theresa May has reopened talks with the EU over the Irish backstop, but progress seems unlikely. Sterling remains relatively flat against the euro at circa 1.1406

Brent Crude Evolution

MS Brent 20190211


  • Uncertainty around Venezuela continues to create a bullish oil market backdrop. The country is under US sanctions and the threat of US military action.
  • The Baker Hughes weekly rig count in the US shows the third weekly build in a row with 7 rigs added last week, after 10 rigs were added the previous week.
  • A stronger dollar due to its economic safe haven status is helping to keep oil prices in check.

UK Gas (Summer’19) – [indicative of the Power Market]

MS Summer Gas 20190211

Gas & Power

  • The 2-week temperature forecast has been revised notably higher since late last week, with temperatures up to 3 degrees above seasonal normal levels in the UK for the duration
  • There are 7 LNG cargos expected into the UK in the next 4 days as the wave of LNG arriving in the UK continues.
  • European gas storage levels are over 15% above levels at the same time last year.
  • Power prices are closely following gas prices.

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