Apollo Energy publishes a daily energy market analysis, focusing on the gas, power and oil markets including a commentary on how the markets close and open. Our analysis provides insight on how the markets are performing and also considers various factors which could dictate price changes in the future.
The analysis also contains a graph which tracks the one-year forward price of both gas and electricity as well as changes to Brent crude oil.
Gas prices weakened on Monday with an expected rise in temperatures, healthy supply and a stronger wind generation forecast weighing on the front of the curve. Meanwhile, fuel markets offered little support and movement at the back of the curve was also bearish.
Gas prices were little changed on Friday, both on UK and European markets. Supply levels remained comfortable and milder weather should return to the UK in the second half of the month. Meanwhile, strong renewables should reduce reliance on gas-fired power.
Gas prices moved down during Thursday’s session although the losses were minor. The overall European energy complex was slightly bullish but healthy supply levels and a weaker demand forecast weighed on the gas curve.
Gas prices decreased on Wednesday with losses displayed across the curve. Carbon continued to shed from its price while coal weakened further, weighing on the far-curve. Meanwhile, supply levels remain healthy thanks to high LNG send-outs and strong imports into Europe.
Gas prices moved down across the curve on Tuesday with the help of a large drop in coal prices, while carbon also decreased for the first time in eight days. Healthy LNG send-outs continue to weigh on the near-curve, combined with comfortable flows into mainland Europe from Norway & Russia.