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 - 10-08-2016

Energy Market Analysis - 10-08-2016

10th August 2016 | Posted by: Daniel Birkett | Market Analysis

Gas prices moved down yesterday as supply levels improved and temperatures are expected to increase at the weekend and over the course of next week. Cooler temperatures in the last week or so resulted in an increase in residential demand which should soften in the coming days, resulting in bearish movement on the near-curve. Meanwhile, flows via the St Fergus terminal increased by 10mcm and UKCS output should remain stable until Sunday at least.


energy price graph - 09-08-2016

Energy Market Analysis - 09-08-2016

9th August 2016 | Posted by: Daniel Birkett | Market Analysis

Gas prices decreased on Monday despite on-going maintenance at facilities which led to a decrease in flows in the UK. However, the overall supply/ demand outlook was rather comfortable which helped near-curve contracts move down, although losses further out were restricted by rising Brent.


energy price graph - 08-08-2016

Energy Market Analysis - 08-08-2016

8th August 2016 | Posted by: Daniel Birkett | Market Analysis

The UK gas system was close to balance on Friday as weaker UKCS production was offset by improved Norwegian flows and a drop in exports via the IUK pipeline. This improved supply picture helped to apply downward pressure across the near-curve, although losses further out were limited by rising Brent.


energy price graph - 05-08-2016

Energy Market Analysis - 05-08-2016

5th August 2016 | Posted by: Daniel Birkett | Market Analysis

Yesterday, Centrica announced the withdrawal rate of the Rough storage unit which is down to just 4 wells (as reported here). It was revealed that the minimum rate of withdrawal over the winter period would be 4mcm, with a maximum of 6-7mcm. However, this announcement had little impact on yesterday’s prices which were pushed higher by weak supply levels and stronger Brent.


energy price graph - 04-08-2016

Energy Market Analysis - 04-08-2016

4th August 2016 | Posted by: Daniel Birkett | Market Analysis

Demand for gas-fired power generation fell yesterday as wind power rose significantly, providing downward pressure on the near-curve. Prompt contracts moved down despite a drop in Norwegian flows and the start of maintenance at UKCS facilities, while a rebound in oil prices limited the losses on the far-curve.