EEX Trading Results in April

(PresseBox) ( Leipzig, )
In April 2012, the total trading volume on the Natural Gas Market of the European Energy Exchange (EEX) amounted to 5,163,842 MWh (April 2011: 1,791,117 MWh).

Thereof a volume of 2,402,182 MWh MWh was traded on the Spot Market for the delivery into the market areas GASPOOL, NCG and TTF (April 2011 GASPOOL and NCG volume: 1,153,431 MWh). During the month, the daily reference price on the Spot Market for Natural Gas ranged between EUR 23.68 per MWh and EUR 26.36 per MWh.

On the Derivatives Market for Natural Gas (GASPOOL and NCG market areas) a volume of 2,761,660 MWh was traded (April 2011: 637,686 MWh), including 256,810 MWh from OTC Clearing. On 30 April 2012, the open interest was 32.666.683 MWh. On 30 April 2012, Natural Gas prices for delivery in 2013 were fixed at EUR 27.25 per MWh for the GASPOOL and EUR 27.30 for per MWh NCG market areas.

The last monthly average value for the natural gas index EGIX Germany, which constitutes the reference price for the delivery month Mai 2012, was fixed with 24.73 Euro per MWh on 27 April 2012.

On the EEX Markets for Emission Allowances a volume of 8,883,000 tonnes of CO2 was traded compared with 6,508,000 tonnes of CO2 in April 2011.

On the Spot Market for EU Emission Allowances a total of 2,411,000 EUA was traded.

The volume included 211,000 EUA traded on the secondary spot market (April 2011: 120,000 EUA) and 2,200,000 EUA from the primary market auction. During the month, the Carbix (Carbon Index) ranged between EUR 6.02 per EUA and EUR 7.35 per EUA.

On the EEX Derivatives Market for CO2 Emission Allowances the total volume amounted to 6,445,000 EUA. The volume included 3,865,000 EUA traded on the secondary derivatives market (April 2011: 2,908,000 EUA) and 2,580,000 EUA from the primary market auction. The 2012 MidDec future contract settled at EUR 7.60 per EUA on 30 April 2012, and the 2013 future contract at EUR 8.08 per EUA.

On the CO2 Derivatives Market for Certified Emission Reductions a volume of 27,000 CER was traded in April (no volume in April 2011). On 30 April 2012, the 2012 Mid Dec future contract settled at EUR 3.92 per CER. The 2013 future contract settled at EUR 4.40 per CER.

In April, EEX admitted BKW FMB Energie AG, Bern, for trading on the Power Derivatives Market. Moreover, EEX admitted Freepoint Commodities Europe LLP, Reading Berkshire (Great Britain) for trading on the EEX Spot and Derivatives Markets.
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