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.
Spot prices fell today as nuclear availability improved and is forecast to increase further in the coming days. Near-term contracts also made losses on the back of lower spot prices and hydro production has also seen a rise which has given support to the bearish market.
Spot prices fell slightly yesterday as French nuclear availability improved and wind and solar generation in Germany strengthened. Today, higher levels of wind and hydro production are expected in France which should lead to another price drop.
The electricity spot market was at its highest point since late May this morning as numerous outages at thermal plants have affected supply. Wind generation is forecast to be lower than anticipated today and European Energy Exchange Front-Month prices increased.
Warm temperatures look set to continue but current supply issues are thought to be the biggest price influencer at present. A number of outages occurred in Germany and France which has led to a decrease in production and should prevent any losses to spot prices.