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Brent gained 7 cents on Friday settling at $50.84/bbl and WTI gained 1 cent to $47.84/bbl.

Oil prices jumped 2% Monday after the energy ministers of the world's two biggest producers Saudi Arabia and Russia jointly said that a crude production cut would be extended from the middle of this year until March 2018. Russia and Saudi Arabia together produce about 20 million bpd of crude, equivalent to 1/5th of global consumption.

Electricity Price Trends

Price Trends At Key Trading Points ($/MWH)

price trends

ERCOT HB_North averaged $22.41 for the peak real-time hours last week (5/8-5/12) after averaging $25.54 in the day-ahead. HB_Houston also underperformed in real-time as it averaged $33.27 after clearing $37.20 in the day-ahead market. Hot temperature forecasts for this week caused it to trade up to $28.50, but high winds have thus far killed the price bullishness with today trading around $25 and tomorrow trading around $24. Thus, ERCOT is generally bearish this morning with the week of May 30th to Jun 20th, which went out trading around $27 on Friday, trading $25.50 this morning.

12 month strip price

strip price

PJM WH RT June17 contract is down ($1.25) this morning from Friday’s settle price of $37.70 on decreased weather demand. The PJM WH market was mostly correlated to the gas move this past week, from Monday through Friday the contract traded from a low of $35.70 up to a high this past Friday of $37.75.

Natural Gas Price Trends

Northeast spot natural gas prices ($/MMBTU)

Natural gas spot

So far this morning, the prompt month contract (June-17) for NYMEX Natural gas is trading down over 6 cents from Friday’s settle price to a level of $3.361. The main driver of the sell-off has been less supportive weather models showing below average to normal temperatures across most of the country reducing cooling demand.

NYMEX HH 5-year futures

Natural gas spot


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