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. 

energy price graph - 02-11-2016

Energy Market Analysis - 02-11-2016

2nd November 2016 | Posted by: Daniel Birkett | Market Analysis

An expected drop in temperatures over the next fortnight helped to push prompt gas contracts higher yesterday, with further support coming from a delayed restart in withdrawals from the Rough storage facility. LNG supply was tight with only two deliveries scheduled to dock in the UK this month, while Norwegian imports remained low. Contracts further along the curve also found support from a sharp rise in APi2 coal.

energy price graph - 01-11-2016

Energy Market Analysis - 01-11-2016

1st November 2016 | Posted by: Daniel Birkett | Market Analysis

Sentiment on the gas curve was bullish on Monday with an expected drop in temperatures, increased gas-fired generation and limited Norwegian flows combining to push contracts higher. Brent also strengthened in the afternoon and contributed to upward movement further along the curve, with rising coal prices also a factor.

energy price graph - 31-10-2016

Energy Market Analysis - 31-10-2016

31st October 2016 | Posted by: Daniel Birkett | Market Analysis

Gas prices were generally stable on Friday with the morning’s losses erased by increases on the power market in the afternoon. Bearish Brent helped to restrict some of the upward movement on the far-curve, while news regarding a potential rise in Russian flows to Europe also limited gains.

energy price graph - 28-10-2016

Energy Market Analysis - 28-10-2016

28th October 2016 | Posted by: Daniel Birkett | Market Analysis

The majority of gas prices moved higher on Thursday as on-going issues regarding power generation offered support, with CCGT (Combined Cycle Gas Turbines) likely to make up the shortfall. A planned outage in Norway also helped to push contracts higher, while colder temperatures have been forecast for the start of November.

Nord Stream 2

Cap to be lifted on Nord Stream pipeline?

28th October 2016 | Posted by: Daniel Birkett | Industry News

A cap on Gazprom’s use of the Nord Stream pipeline could be lifted by the European Commission, allowing the Russian firm to bypass its current route though Ukraine and double its output to Europe.