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> Market Snapshot: 25 February 2019

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Currency: Sterling vs Euro

Market Snapshot Sterling 20190225


  • Donald Trump has delayed the March 1st China Tariff Deadline as trade talks with China progresses
  • The Shanghai Composite Index rose 5.6% on Monday due to the potential for US-China trade deal
  • The EU is reportedly considering delaying Brexit by up to 2 years to avoid a chaotic UK departure. Sterling remains flat against the euro at the start of the week

Brent Crude Evolution

Market Snapshot Brent 20190225


  • US Vice President Mike Pence says the US will announce new “clear actions” against Venezuela on Monday after US aid was blocked at the Colombian border on Friday
  • US sanctions on Iran’s oil industry will come back into focus in the coming weeks as waivers against sanctions granted by the US to certain countries will expire
  • US domestic oil production figures continue to reach record levels with the EIA expecting the US to become a consistent oil exporter by the end of 2019

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

Market Snapshot Summer Gas 20190225

Gas & Power

  • European gas storage levels are 24% above last year’s levels at this time
  • The two week temperature forecast shows conditions above seasonal norms across Western Europe for the duration
  • 3 LNG tankers are expected into the UK by the 5th of March
  • Power prices are closely following gas prices

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