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  • Uranium daily spot price highest since July 2013 at $36.50/lb

    The spot price of uranium was around $36.50/lb Tuesday, up $1.75 from the same day last week, as a spike in demand and reduced supplies acted in tandem to boost the material's price to its highest level since July 2013, according to price publisher TradeTech.

  • French power: Peakload spot above Eur50/MWh on reactor delays

    French day-ahead peakload power prices settled above Eur50/MWh on the spot exchange for the first time since March as delays to the planned return of two nuclear reactors kept actual production more than 2 GW below forecasts, sources said.

  • German power: Day-ahead OTC near 5-month-high as wind dips

    German day-ahead OTC baseload traded Monday at the highest level since April as wind power output was forecast to plunge from peaks above 13 GW to less than 3 GW Tuesday with a second surge in wind forecast later this week and wind generation possibly peaking above 20 GW overnight into Friday, according to sources.

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