EEX Trading Results in October

Leipzig, (PresseBox) - In October 2011 the total trading volume on the Natural Gas Market of the European Energy Exchange (EEX) amounted to 4,359,987 MWh compared with 1,639,845 MWh in October 2010.

Thereof 2,531,497 MWh was traded on the Spot Market for the delivery into the market areas GASPOOL, NCG and TTF (October 2010 GASPOOL and NCG volume: 1,010,135 MWh). This constitutes the highest monthly volume since trading start. During the month, the daily reference price on the Spot Market for Natural Gas ranged between EUR 15.00 per MWh and EUR 26.30 per MWh.

On the Derivatives Market for Natural Gas (GASPOOL and NCG market areas) a volume of 1,828,040 MWh was traded (October 2010: 629,710 MWh). On 31 October 2011, the open interest was 27,060,060 MWh. On 31 October 2011 Natural Gas prices for delivery in 2012 were fixed at EUR 25.95 per MWh (GASPOOL) and EUR 26.00 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 November 2011, was fixed with 25.71 Euro per MWh on 28 October 2011.

In October, the total volume on the EEX Markets for CO2 Emission Allowances (EUA) amounted to 7,169,000 EUA compared with 15,452,000 EUA in October 2010.

On the Spot Market a total of 3,537,000 EUA was traded in October. The volume included 337,000 EUA traded on the secondary spot market (October 2010: 121,000 EUA) and 3,200,000 EUA from the primary market auctions. Thereof a volume of 1,200,000 EUA was auctioned-off in the German primary market auction and a volume of 2,000,000 EUA was auctioned-off in the Dutch primary market auction. During the month, the Carbix (Carbon Index) ranged between EUR 9.90 per EUA and EUR 10.73 per EUA.

The volume on the Derivatives Market amounted to 3,632,000 EUA. The volume included 1,352,000 EUA traded on the secondary derivatives market (October 2010:

11,851,000 EUA) and 2,280,000 EUA from the primary market auction. The last primary market auction on the Derivatives Market took place on 26 October 2011, the remaining quantities for this year will be auctioned-off on the Spot Market as of November. The 2011 MidDec future contract settled at EUR 10.17 per EUA on 31 October 2011, and the 2012 future contract at EUR 10.65 per EUA.

On the CO2 Derivatives Market for Certified Emission Reductions a volume of 10,000 CER was traded in October (October 2010: 35,000 CER). On 31 October 2011, the 2011 Mid Dec future contract settled at EUR 6.86 per CER and the 2012 future contract at EUR 6.91 per CER.

In October, EEX admitted Tauron Polska Energia S.A., Katowice, as a new participant on the Power Derivatives Market. Stadtwerke Heidenheim Wärmeservice GmbH, Heidenheim an der Brenz, has been admitted for trading on the EEX Spot and Derivatives Market. DELTA Energy B.V., Middelburg, is a new member on the EEX Spot Market for Natural Gas.

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