Best in Energy – 9 December 2022

China’s hesitant exit from coronavirus lockdowns

Germany accelerated floating LNG rollout ($WSJ)

Oil prices fall despite G7 Russia price cap ($FT)

U.S. grid-scale battery storage to triple by 2025

U.S. shale output has delinked from prices

U.S. CONTAINERISED rail freight in October was running at the slowest seasonally adjusted rate since 2013, reflecting weakness in the manufacturing economy and cutting consumption of diesel:

LONDON temperatures were -6°C below the long-term seasonal average on December 8, stretching the transmission system to the limit, as solar generation faded and demand ramped up in an unusually frosty early evening. There were repeated periods of under-frequency on the transmission system in the run up to the evening peak, with load exceeding generation and reserves running low. National demand approached the maximum triad levels set in winter 2021/22, despite extremely high electricity prices, triad avoidance behaviour by major electricity users, and calls for household and commercial conservation: