EEX Trading Results in February

(PresseBox) ( Leipzig, )
In February 2012, the total trading volume on the Natural Gas Market of the European Energy Exchange (EEX) amounted to 8,886,546 MWh, doubling the February volume traded last year (4,070,980 MWh).

Thereof a volume of 4,024,451 MWh was traded on the Spot Market for the delivery into the market areas GASPOOL, NCG and TTF (February 2011 GASPOOL and NCG volume: 1,704,603 MWh). During the month, the daily reference price on the Spot Market for Natural Gas ranged between EUR 22.92 per MWh and EUR 40.27 per MWh.

On the Derivatives Market for Natural Gas (GASPOOL and NCG market areas) a volume of 4,862,095 MWh was traded (February 2011: 2,366,377 MWh), including 165,615 MWh from OTC-clearing. On 29 February 2012, the open interest was 33,714,206 MWh. On 29 February 2012, Natural Gas prices for delivery in 2013 were fixed at EUR 27.31 per MWh (GASPOOL) and EUR 27.36 per MWh (NCG), respectively. The last monthly average value for the natural gas index EGIX Germany, which constitutes the reference price for the delivery month March 2012, was fixed with 23.92 Euro per MWh on 28 February 2012.

On the EEX Markets for Emission Allowances a volume of 7,281,000 tonnes of CO2 was traded compared with 12,928,821 tonnes of CO2 in February 2011.

On the Spot Market for EU Emission Allowances a total of 2,438,000 EUA was traded. The volume included 238,000 EUA traded on the secondary spot market (February 2011: 56,821 EUA) and 2,200,000 EUA from the primary market auction. During the month, the Carbix (Carbon Index) ranged between EUR 7.63 per EUA and EUR 9.43 per EUA.

On the EEX Derivatives Market for CO2 Emission Allowances the total volume amounted to 4,783,000 EUA. The volume included 1,558,000 EUA traded on the secondary derivatives market (February 2011: 9,362,000 EUA) and 3,225,000 EUA from the primary market auction. The 2012 MidDec future contract settled at EUR 8.56 per EUA on 29 February 2012, and the 2013 future contract at EUR 9.27 per EUA.

On the CO2 Derivatives Market for Certified Emission Reductions a volume of 60,000 CER was traded in February compared with 30,000 CER in February 2011). On 29 February 2012, the 2012 Mid Dec future contract settled at EUR 4.52 per CER.

In February, Energiehandelsgesellschaft West mbH, Münster, was admitted for trading on the Derivatives Market of EEX.
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