EEX Trading Results in September

Leipzig, (PresseBox) - In September 2012, the total trading volume on the Natural Gas Market of the European Energy Exchange (EEX) amounted to 4,526,607 MWh.

In September, short-term trading developed particularly well due to increased member activity. The traded volume on the Natural Gas Spot Market doubled in comparison to September 2011. The Natural Gas volumes can be broken down as follows:

- The daily reference price on the Spot Market for Natural Gas ranged between 24.34 Euro/MWh and 26.10 Euro/MWh.

- The European Gas Index (EGIX), published by EEX, displays the current market price for natural gas deliveries in the following month. For October delivery, the EGIX Germany reference price was fixed at 25.63 Euro/MWh (EGIX GASPOOL:

26.49 Euro/MWh, EGIX NCG: 26.55 Euro/MWh).

For Emission Allowances, a total volume of 18,588,000 tonnes of CO2 was traded in September. The increase in comparison to the same month of last year is due to a higher volume from the primary market auctions on the one hand. On the other hand, EEX records growing secondary market volumes: With a volume of 9,698,000 tonnes of CO2 traded in the EUA Futures Market, EEX more than trebled the result of the previous year (September 2011: 2,756,000 tonnes of CO2). The volumes traded in Emission Allowances were composed as follows:

- In secondary trading, the daily settlement price on the EUA Spot Market ranged from EUR 6.80 per EUA to EUR 8.28 per EUA.

- On the EUA Derivatives Market the daily settlement price in the front year contract

(Dec-2012) varied between EUR 7.27 per EUA and EUR 8.36 per EUA.

New participants In September 2012, EEX admitted Vertis Environmental Finance Ltd., Budapest, to trade Emission Allowances. Moreover, Green Network SpA, Rome, has been admitted as a trading participant on the Power Derivatives Market.

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) is the leading energy exchange in Europe.

It develops, operates and connects secure, liquid and transparent markets for energy and related products on which power, natural gas, CO2 emission allowances and coal are traded. Clearing and settlement of all trading transactions are provided by the clearing house European Commodity Clearing AG (ECC). EEX is a member of Eurex Group.

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