Energy Broker: July 2015 Market Report

While prompt prices ended July 2015 at levels similar to where they started, within month spot prices have been quite volatile - due to mixed weather and adhoc maintenance issues impacting the gas system - whereas annual and forward energy...

Energy Broker: June 2015 Market Report

While we have seen some upward volatility during June 2015, UK annual gas and power prices pretty much ended the month where they started. Oil prices also moved sideways, perhaps even down a little. Forward curves for the rolling-annual prices...

Energy Broker: May 2015 Market Report

During May 2015, UK gas and power prices moved slightly lower, despite a small spike during the first week of the month. LNG supply was good as a consequence of lower demand in Asia. In line with this, rolling-annual forward...

Energy Broker: April 2015 Market Report

During April 2015, UK gas and power prices generally moved down, again due to milder than normal weather, despite some gas supply disruptions. In line with this, rolling-annual forward curves have flipped back again to a more contango structure, indicating...

Energy Broker: March 2015 Market Report

During March 2015 the increased volatility seen in February continued, however, despite this, forward annual prices were generally down by the end of the month compared to end February. Warmer mid-March weather was followed by lower than seasonal-normal temperatures at...

Energy Broker: February 2015 Market Report

February 2015 was a more volatile month for prices. By the end of the month all prices had moved higher than end January levels as a consequence of cold temperatures, higher crude oil prices and news of production caps impacting...

Energy Broker: February 2015 Energy Market News Flash!

It’s been a very volatile week for energy prices. This is due to the Dutch government announcing the capping of the Groningen gas field (which is Europe’s largest gas field) due to “tremors” (sceptics would use other terms for it)....

Energy Broker: January 2015 Market Report

After a sustained drop in prices across the board during the first half of January, prices stabilised in the second half of the month as the weather turned cold throughout much of the UK. Gas: Despite some gas supply disruptions...

Energy Broker: December 2014 Market Report

Energy prices dropped across the board over the month, printing new lows for many contracts. Gas: December 2014 can mainly be characterised by lower than seasonal normal demand putting downward pressure on prices throughout the month. LNG imports were also...

Energy Broker: November 2014 Market Report

Energy prices were reasonably steady over the month, dipping a bit during the month only to recover, eventually picking up a couple of percent across the month. Brent prices declined again, making even lower lows. Gas: November 2014 can mainly...