EEX Trading Results in January

(PresseBox) ( Leipzig, )
In January 2012, the total trading volume on the Natural Gas Market of the European Energy Exchange (EEX) amounted to 6,961,772 MWh compared with 2,328,881 MWh in January 2011.

Thereof a volume of 3,575,272 MWh was traded on the Spot Market for the delivery into the market areas GASPOOL, NCG and TTF (January 2011 GASPOOL and NCG volume: 1,323,933 MWh). During the month, the daily reference price on the Spot Market for Natural Gas ranged between EUR 19.71 per MWh and EUR 24.79 per MWh.

On the Derivatives Market for Natural Gas (GASPOOL and NCG market areas) a volume of 3,386,500 MWh was traded (January 2011: 1,004,948 MWh). The volume included 96,000 MWh from OTC-clearing. On 31 January 2012, the open interest was 31,852,364 MWh. On 31 January 2012, Natural Gas prices for delivery in 2013 were fixed at EUR 26.64 per MWh (GASPOOL) and EUR 26.66 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 February 2012, was fixed with 22.19 Euro per MWh on 30 January 2012.

In January, a volume of 7,355,000 tonnes of CO2 was traded on the EEX Market for Emission Allowances compared with 13,981,000 tonnes of CO2 in January 2011.

On the Spot Market for EU Emission Allowances a total of 2,666,000 EUA was traded. The volume included 316,000 EUA traded on the secondary spot market (January 2011: 150,000 EUA) and 2,350,000 EUA from the primary market auction. During the month, the Carbix (Carbon Index) ranged between EUR 6.15 per EUA and EUR 7.85 per EUA.

On the EEX Derivatives Market for CO2 Emission Allowances the total volume amounted to 4,648,000 EUA. The volume included 2,068,000 EUA traded on the European Energy Exchange AG Page 4 secondary derivatives market (January 2011: 10,351,000 EUA) and 2,580,000 EUA from the primary market auction. The 2012 MidDec future contract settled at EUR 8.04 per EUA on 31 January 2012, and the 2013 future contract at EUR 8.71 per EUA.

On the CO2 Derivatives Market for Certified Emission Reductions a volume of 41,000 CER was traded in January (no trading activity in January 2011). On 31 January 2012, the 2012 Mid Dec future contract settled at EUR 3.93 per CER.

In January, PGNiG Sales & Trading GmbH, Munich, was admitted to trading on the EEX Spot and Derivatives Market. Stadtwerke Düsseldorf AG, Düsseldorf, became a new trading member on the Spot and Derivatives Market for Natural Gas in addition.
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