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 moved higher yesterday with a short system supporting contracts on the near-curve. An unplanned outage in Norway restricted imports into the UK and UKCS production fell, with weak wind levels contributing to an increase in gas-fired power generation. Further out, a rebound in oil prices helped contracts add to their price.
23rd June 2017 | Market Analysis
European gas prices weakened on Thursday as Brent prices plunged below £45/bbl overnight on Wednesday and news that Centrica applied to British regulator for permission to release almost 1Bcm of remaining stocks and cushion gas from the Rough storage site mostly in Q4-17.
Movement along the gas curve varied on Wednesday, with tight supply and a falling oil market continuing to dictate prices. The UK gas system was short as storage injection demand remained high, while an on-going outage in Norway restricted imports. Meanwhile, strong losses on the oil market contributed to bearish sentiment on the far-curve.
Gas prices displayed mixed movement yesterday with a tight UK gas system offering support at the front of the curve and a falling oil market weighing on the far-curve. A drop in Norwegian supply and a rise in storage injections contributed to the short system, despite lower demand levels. Elsewhere, coal prices stabilised and the Pound weakened further against the Euro.