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  • Shocks in supply drives energy prices

    An attack on Saudi-Arabia’s oil production led to a sudden jump in oil prices, while surpluses of natural gas led to a decrease in the Norwegian producer price index (PPI). The PPI excluding energy products increased marginally, mainly due to high...

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  • Price increase on natural gas

    A reduction in the price of crude oil of almost 5 per cent decreased the producer price index (PPI) from July to August, but with a sharp increase in the price of natural gas, the drop in the total index was minimal.

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  • Lower electricity price for households

    The average price of electricity for households, excluding taxes and grid rent, was 45.6 øre per kWh in the second quarter of 2019. That’s nearly 10 øre lower than the three previous quarters when the electricity price was record high. Compared to...

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  • Expected pricedrop for refined products

    A pricefall in June for crude oil and natural gas gave a steep decline in the prices for refined petroleum products in July. The prices for electricity got an upturn after five months of falling, and thus had a dampening effect on the producer pri...

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  • Price decrease on energy goods

    The price of electricity has steadily fallen during the spring of 2019, from the record breaking year of 2018. It continued this downward trend in June which, together with other energy products, contributed to a steep decline in the producer pric...

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  • Continued fall in gas prices

    The price of natural gas fell for the seventh consecutive month and was the main reason behind the 1 per cent drop in the PPI in May. Higher prices on petroleum products contributed in the opposite direction.

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  • Still high electricity price for households

    The average price of electricity for households, excluding taxes and grid rent, was 55.2 øre per kWh in the first quarter of 2019. This is on the same high level as the two previous quarters.

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  • Rise in crude oil price

    A price increase on crude oil made for an overall increase in the producer price index (PPI) in April. The increase was somewhat reduced by a fall in prices of natural gas and electricity.

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  • Lower gas prices

    A fall in prices on natural gas and electricity outweighed a slight rise in the oil price in March. The producer price index fell by 2.1 per cent this month.

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  • PPI continued to rise

    The Producer Price Index (PPI) rose by 0.4 per cent from January to February. Higher prices on crude oil and refined petroleum products contributed strongly to pull the PPI upwards. The price index of electricity went in the opposite direction.

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  • Record-high electricity price for households

    The average price of electricity for households in 2018, excluding taxes and grid rent, was 48.6 øre per kWh. This is 41 per cent higher than in 2017 and the highest level ever measured.

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  • PPI went up

    After two months of significant decreases, the Producer Price Index (PPI) rose 0.3 per cent from December to January. Increased prices on fish, electricity and crude oil were the main contributors.

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  • Lower petroleum prices drove the PPI down

    The Norwegian PPI dropped 3.5 per cent from November to December. This was caused by lower prices on crude oil, natural gas and refined petroleum products.

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  • Sharp fall in crude oil prices

    The producer price index fell for the first time since February 2018. Higher prices on electricity were offset by a substantial fall in the price of crude oil.

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  • Still high electricity prices for households

    The average price of electricity for households, excluding taxes and grid rent, was 55.3 øre per kWh in the third quarter of 2018. This is 66 per cent higher compared to the third quarter in 2017 and the highest prices measured since the first qua...

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