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.
Near-curve gas prices were on the rise on Friday, while contracts further out were mostly flat. Coal and oil prices moved down, limiting upward movement on the far-curve, while a strong carbon market dictated the front of the curve.
Gas prices were on the decline yesterday with sentiment provided by the overall weakening of European fuel markets. Gas displayed stronger losses than their power counterparts due to a sharp drop in carbon prices, with oil also showing a strong downward correction.
A drop in carbon prices and improved flows from Norway following the end of maintenance helped gas prices move down across the curve yesterday. Improved Russian flows into Europe were also a bearish factor, with a milder weather forecast also contributing to a loss on the prompt.
Prompt gas prices decreased on Tuesday thanks to an oversupplied system and a drop in carbon. However, coal and oil prices supported the far-curve. Norwegian flows were expected improve later in the week and mild weather should weigh on demand, adding to the bearish sentiment.