Pubblicato in: Banche Centrali, Devoluzione socialismo, Materie Prime, Unione Europea

Blocco europeo. Il prezzo dell’energia elettrica raddoppia in due mesi mentre la crisi si aggrava.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2022-08-20.

2022-08-18__ Key European Power Price Doubles in Two Months as Crisis Deepens 001

«Energy is driving inflation across Europe pushing consumer-price increases into double-digit territory»

Le tariffe dell’elettricità per il prossimo anno in Germania sono aumentate del 3.7%, raggiungendo i 477.50 euro (487 dollari) per megawattora presso la Borsa Europea dell’Energia AG. Si tratta di una cifra quasi sei volte superiore a quella di questo periodo dell’anno scorso, e il prezzo è raddoppiato solo negli ultimi due mesi. Il mercato è guidato dalle preoccupazioni sulla capacità delle forniture di gas europee di generare elettricità a sufficienza quest’inverno. La capacità nucleare della Francia è estremamente ridotta, il che riduce la possibilità di esportare energia nei prossimi mesi.

L’aumento dei prezzi dell’energia si ripercuote sulle bollette delle famiglie e sul costo di ogni cosa, dalla produzione di cibo al riscaldamento dei vetri. L’energia sta guidando l’inflazione in tutta Europa, spingendo gli aumenti dei prezzi al consumo in territorio a due cifre. Nel Regno Unito, il tetto massimo dei prezzi dell’energia per le famiglie è destinato quasi a raddoppiare all’inizio di ottobre a causa dell’aumento dei costi all’ingrosso. Il prezzo all’ingrosso dell’elettricità britannica per quel mese è aumentato di circa sette volte nell’ultimo anno, raggiungendo circa 591 sterline (713 dollari) per megawattora presso l’Intercontinental Exchange AG.

I futures sul gas olandese di riferimento per il mese prossimo hanno esteso il guadagno della scorsa settimana, salendo fino al 4.2% ad Amsterdam. Il prezzo è più che raddoppiato da giugno.

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«Next-year electricity rates in Germany advanced as much as 3.7% to 477.50 euros ($487) a megawatt-hour on the European Energy Exchange AG. That’s almost six times as much as this time last year, with the price doubling in the past two months alone. The market is being driven by concerns over whether Europe’s tight gas supplies will be able to generate enough electricity this winter. France’s nuclear capacity is extremely low, denting the possibility of power exports in the months ahead»

«Rising energy prices are feeding through to household bills and the cost of everything from making food to heating glass. Energy is driving inflation across Europe, pushing consumer-price increases into double-digit territory. In the UK, the household energy price cap is set to almost double at the start of October on the back of rising wholesale costs. The wholesale price of UK electricity for that month has jumped about sevenfold in the past year to roughly £591 ($713) a megawatt-hour on the Intercontinental Exchange AG.»

«Benchmark Dutch gas futures for next month extended last week’s gain, climbing as much as 4.2% in Amsterdam. The price has more than doubled since June.»

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Key European Power Price Doubles in Two Months as Crisis Deepens.

(Bloomberg) — European power prices jumped to a fresh record as natural gas extended gains, deepening the energy crunch that’s threatening to plunge the region into a recession.

Next-year electricity rates in Germany advanced as much as 3.7% to 477.50 euros ($487) a megawatt-hour on the European Energy Exchange AG. That’s almost six times as much as this time last year, with the price doubling in the past two months alone.

The market is being driven by concerns over whether Europe’s tight gas supplies will be able to generate enough electricity this winter. France’s nuclear capacity is extremely low, denting the possibility of power exports in the months ahead.

Day-ahead prices in Germany and the UK also set records Monday, an indicator of high demand for cooling, with heat waves and drought on the continent straining infrastructure in the short term.

Rising energy prices are feeding through to household bills and the cost of everything from making food to heating glass. Energy is driving inflation across Europe, pushing consumer-price increases into double-digit territory.

In the UK, the household energy price cap is set to almost double at the start of October on the back of rising wholesale costs. The wholesale price of UK electricity for that month has jumped about sevenfold in the past year to roughly £591 ($713) a megawatt-hour on the Intercontinental Exchange AG.

European governments are looking at measures on how to ease the pain and impact that soaring energy costs are having on economies. In France, the state plans to fully nationalize Electricite de France SA, the embattled nuclear power utility now struggling to keep its plants going in the blistering heat.

There’s no clear sign of the “extreme” price rally abating soon, Rystad Energy AS analyst Fabian Ronningen said. The continent’s low nuclear, hydropower and coal capacities aren’t enough to help ease that pressure, he said.

Benchmark Dutch gas futures for next month extended last week’s gain, climbing as much as 4.2% in Amsterdam. The price has more than doubled since June.

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