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Coal is still the key of global energy

By | 2018-01-16T14:00:45+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Categories: Coal, Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , , , |

2017 has been a year characterized by a clear upward trend in electricity and gas prices, not only in Europe but also globally. And in this rise, coal prices have once again played a key role. This commodity influences the prices of electricity, based on its share in the generation mix, but also in gas prices, [...]

US Crude Export: The job is not done yet

By | 2018-01-10T15:09:31+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Categories: Energy Markets, Featured, M·Blog, Oil|Tags: , , , , |

The strong and consistent rally in crude prices that took place between the end of June and early December, does not seem to be over yet. Oil market has shifted considerably over the last few weeks. Brent is trading above $66 per barrel. Investors are sitting on record bullish positions in Brent futures and options and [...]

The Mibgas and The Midcat and more gas.

By | 2017-12-13T10:00:15+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Categories: Energy Markets, Featured, Gas, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , , , , |

We've talked a lot about Mibgas, the hub gas in Spain that should have started in 2014 and was delayed a year. Above all, it has been discussed the potential for Spain as explained in our article "The alternative for our energy island". An article in which Spain is presented as a top league player in [...]

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COP 23: small steps towards the Paris Agreement

By | 2017-11-28T14:10:16+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Categories: Coal, Energy Policies, Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

On November 17, the twenty-third Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP23), held in Bonn (Germany), ended. Many have cataloged it as the Convention of the small steps. Thus, it has been possible to achieve small progress towards fulfilling the preparations for the implementation of the final objective, which [...]

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There is no paradise without water

By | 2017-11-22T10:48:59+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Categories: Electricity Markets, Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

One year ago, I wrote an article about the impact of the French Nuclear Power in the Spanish Energy System and its capacity to influence significantly the Power Spot Prices (OMIE) of the Iberian Peninsula as well as other neighbouring. The nightmare lived last winter was possible thanks to the agglutination of several bad ingredients: Nuclear [...]

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The End Of The Petrodollar and The Rise Of The Petroyuan

By | 2017-12-12T16:30:31+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Categories: M·Blog, Oil|Tags: , , , , , , |

A “Petrodollar” is a U.S. Dollar obtained through the sale of crude oil, i.e. it’s a term created particularly to describe the situation of the OPEC countries, where the sale of this commodity allows these nations to prosper and reinvest its USD in the nations which purchase it. It’s one of those unofficial axioms over which [...]

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Climate Change:¿How did we get here and what ´s causing it?

By | 2017-11-28T13:46:41+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Categories: Coal, Energy Policies, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , , |

Since the beginning of the industrial era, the consumption of energy derived from fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas) has been constantly increasing. Society as we know it until now, is based on these sources of energy, and we have founded our economy on them, but the burning of these fossil fuels is responsible for [...]

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The PPA Phenomenon

By | 2017-11-22T11:21:15+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Categories: Electricity Markets, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , , , |

Everyone in the industry talks about them: producers, traders, financial institutions, consumers ... but few have seen them. All predict that in the short term they will be common, but today in Spain only one has been signed. Everyone talks about PPA, as the new trend for consumers, the great solution for renewables. But this kind [...]

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CPO.net Annual Meeting “Global Energy System revolution: 3 TECNOLOGIES that will change our world”

By | 2017-11-14T13:43:23+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Events|

Magnus Commodities will be present in CPO.net’s 2017 Annual Meeting, where more than 200 companies will share their experiences about Global Procurement and Innovation. Felipe Gracia, CEO of Magnus Commodities, will share our thoughts about how we see the future of Global Energy, and the deep impact of 3 specific technologies on how we deal with [...]

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COGENERATION IN ITALY: HOW DOES IT WORK AND WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES?

By | 2017-11-28T13:47:18+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Categories: Electricity Markets, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

The term cogeneration refers to the combined production of electricity and heat. These two forms of energy are produced simultaneously through a single plant. The ultimate aim of the cogeneration plants is to exploit the heat dissipated by power plants. Generally electricity and heat are produced separately. To produce electricity, thermoelectric power plants dissipate thermal energy [...]

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