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EEX: Record Volume On The Natural Gas Spot Market - More Than 2.5 TWh Of Natural Gas Traded In One Month

Date 07/11/2011

Spot trading in natural gas on the European Energy Exchange (EEX) reached a new record in October. With a volume of 2,531,947 MWh (GASPOOL, NCG and TTF market areas) the highest volume ever recorded since the launch of trading was achieved on the Natural Gas Spot Market (GASPOOL and NCG volume in October 2010: 1,010,135 MWh). At 2,418,071 MWh, the last monthly record on the Spot Market was achieved in June 2010.

At in total 4,194 trading transactions, 19 times the number of trading transactions was concluded in this month compared with October 2010 (222 transactions). In the field of the Within-Day products, 2,357 transactions with a volume of 1,389,244 MWh (113,391 MW) were traded on EEX. In the field of the day products, a volume of 1,142,703 MWh (42,802 MW) was traded in 1,837 transactions.

“EEX’s consistent alignment to the demands of the market and the increasing control energy volumes which are traded through the exchange boost the attractiveness of EEX as a gas trading platform for the trading participants“, explains Oliver Maibaum, Managing Director Exchange.

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) develops, operates and connects secure, liquid and transparent markets. EEX holds 50 percent of the shares in EPEX SPOT SE,which operates the Spot Market for Power for Germany, France, Austria and Switzerland. The German and French Derivatives Market for Power is concentrated within EEX Power Derivatives GmbH, a majority-owned subsidiary of EEX with registered offices in Leipzig. Furthermore, EEX offers spot and derivatives trading in natural gas and CO2 emission allowances as well as trading in financial coal futures.EEX Group also includes European Commodity Clearing AG (ECC), the central clearing house for energy and related products in Europe.