Energies: Highlights | September 2014

[EN] After six months of strong price decreases in a row, the European gas price finally stopped its long term downward trend. Nevertheless the price increase is very small and therefore it still does not seem like an effect of the Ukraine crisis. The natural gas price in the US has risen again, after a noticeable price slump the month before. Moreover prices for the crude oil brands Brent and WTI have continued to decrease slightly. This article analyses the latest price developments and most important key figures for energies.

Taking the past 12 months into account, we have observed price decreases for crude oil WTI (-11.2%) and Brent (-9.8%) as well as for natural gas EU (-24.2%). Since US and EU natural gas markets are not highly correlated, we have noticed a price increase of +13.0% for natural gas in the US.

During the last month, Brent (-1.0%) and WTI (-1,0%) have continued their downward trend. Natural gas US (+7.7%) and natural gas EU (+0.2%) have increased. The highest price movements are still registered by the US market of natural gas with an annualized volatility of 28.7% in August.

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
September 2013 – August 2014August 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 September 2014
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