Energies: Highlights | August 2014

[EN] Wholesale energy prices fell to levels not seen since the end of 2010 last month, despite the volatility caused by the conflict in Ukraine. The prices in oil and gas markets have declined during the last month – in particular the gas price in the US market lost -11.7%. The European gas price even decreased by -21.8% over the last six months. This article analyses the latest price developments and most important key figures for energies.

Taking the past 12 months into account, we have observed a price decrease for crude oil WTI (-7.6%) and Brent (-2.9%) as well as for natural gas EU (-25.9%). Since US and EU natural gas markets are not highly correlated, we have noticed a price increase of +9.9% for natural gas in the US.

During the last month, Brent (-4.2%), WTI (-3.7%) and natural gas EU (-4.9) have continued its downward trend. Also natural gas US (-11.7%) has stopped its uptrend and declined during the month of July. The highest price movements are still registered by the natural gas US market with an annualized volatility of 37.5%.

In order to provide a market visibility for European companies affected by raw material costs, the following analysis takes into consideration the price evolution in EUR unless specified. Please click on the raw materials below to receive more detailed information.

Energies prices returns | 1 YEAR | daily price dataEnergies prices returns | 1 MONTH | daily price data
August 2013 – July 2014July 2014
*Returns based on monthly data over the last 12 months*Returns based on monthly data over the last month

1. CRUDE OIL BRENT  Read more

2. CRUDE OIL WTI  Read more

3. NATURAL GAS EU  Read more

4. NATURAL GAS US Read more

Date of publication: 5 August 2014
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