13 Jul 2018
Capped by unmoving bids and offers, Year 11 certificates remained unchanged to be assessed at 18.25 p/certificate...
9 Jul 2018 | John McGarrity
The UK’s Department for Transport (DfT) has outlined proposals for faster deployment of electric vehicle charging infrastructure, including hundreds of thousands more chargepoints across the country, in a measure aimed at driving down demand for petrol and diesel cars.
6 Jul 2018
The week brought only limited movement to the UK’s biofuel complex leaving little room, and limited incentive, for certificate...
29 Jun 2018
RTFC prices saw modest moves in the week ending June 29, although trading remained elusive with little change in the positions of bids and offers, according to market sources, and much of the direction inherited from a sudden spike in RME and FAME 0 premiums.
22 Jun 2018
Week-on-week, the landscape surrounding RTFCs looked broadly unchanged, with underlying low sulphur diesel values reaching 1600 London time assessed at $644.75/mt – just 75 cents higher than their value at the same point of last week.
15 Jun 2018
Underlying diesel prices held stable through the week, with low sulphur gasoil heard holding in the $660/mt to $670/mt range for much of the week.
14 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
Biomethane plants in the UK will now be able to earn revenues from supplying gas to the renewable transport sector, after the Department for Transport authorised the issuance of Renewable Transport Fuel Certificates (RTFCs) to suppliers who also earn subsidies for renewable heat.
8 Jun 2018
The week brought stability to oil and biofuels as diesel prices dipped through the mid-week period, before firming again into Friday.
1 Jun 2018
The Year 11 certificate market saw some trading activity this week, with the bid and offer range tightening to the narrowest band seen in several weeks.
25 May 2018
Another quiet week saw oil and biofuel prices the predominant influencer of certificate prices, with the range for Year 10 bids and offers moving wider apart while the Year 11 range tightened.
18 May 2018
Creeping crude prices underpinned the principle moves in the UK’s RTFC market this week, with physical low sulfur diesel prices up over $22/mt from last Friday, to poke just above the $699/mt level.
11 May 2018
It was another week in which trading activity was light and both the buy side and the sell side showed little in the way of clear indications.
4 May 2018
Bids and offers for Year 11 RTFCs were heard bracketing either side of traded levels this week, with bids heard at 18 p, offers heard at 19 p and trades at 18.5 p/certificate.
4 May 2018 | John McGarrity
The UK government has issued 1.504 billion Road Transport Fuel Certificates (RTFCs) so far for the Year-10 compliance period, according to data released this week by the Department for Transport (DfT).
27 Apr 2018
With little in the way of trading activity to herald movement, RTFC values were unchanged week-on-week, with Year 10 at 13 p/certificate, and Year 11 at 18 p/certificate.
20 Apr 2018
First full week of the new RTFO and activity remained muted, with much of direction drawn from the mineral oil complex, which saw fresh upward momentum take gasoil prices to new heights.
13 Apr 2018
The final week of the old RTFO arrangements saw a familiar issue affecting the UK’s arrangements, as geopolitics supported crude oil prices which filtered through into refined product prices – not least diesel, which saw sharp increases mid-week.
6 Apr 2018
With the RTFO in its penultimate week before the UK’s mandate increases from 4.75% to 7.25%, a long weekend and domestic holidays collectively dampened activity in the certificate markets.
29 Mar 2018
Certificate prices for Year 10 and Year 11 fell for the third successive week, as the weight of available biofuel supply further tightened the theoretical cap on ticket prices.
23 Mar 2018
Year 11 certificates were heard trading at 16.25 p/certificate, according to market sources, in a week in which activity remained somewhat muted and the headlines were grabbed by rising oil prices and compressed biodiesel premiums.
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