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EEX: Trading results 2009 for Natural Gas and CO2 Emission Allowances

(PresseBox) (Leipzig, ) The European Energy Exchange concludes 2009 with a satisfactory performance of trading volumes on the market for Natural Gas and CO2 Emission Allowances.

EEX noted a positive development of the shortdated trade with Natural Gas in 2009. The trading volume on the Spot Market (Gaspool and NCG market areas) tripled to 3,515,567 MWh (2008: 1,169,780 MWh).

The volumes on the Derivatives Market for Natural Gas (Gaspool and NCG market areas) amounted to 11,360,866 MWh in 2009 (2008: 16,340,980 MWh).

A total of 9,708,541 EU Allowances (EUA) was traded on the EEX Spot Market for CO2 Emission Allowances in 2009. EEX launched the second period of trading CO2 Emission Allowances (EUA) on the Spot Market on 16th January 2010. Since the first trading period expired in 2008 there is no comparison possible.

The volume on the EEX Derivatives Market for CO2 Emission Allowances decreased compared to 2008. The volume of EUA futures was 22,993,00 EUA (2008: 80,084,000 EUA). On the CO2 Derivatives Market for Certified Emission Reductions a volume of 649,000 CER was traded in the corresponding period (2008: 2,440,000 CER).

As of 31 December 2009, the European Energy Exchange registered 191 trading participants from 19 countries.