EEX trading results for Natural Gas and CO2 Emission Rights in February

More than 1 TWh traded on the Natural Gas Spot Market

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On the Spot Market of the European Energy Exchange (EEX) the monthly volume exceeded the 1 Million MWh benchmark for the first time. In February, the trading volume on the EEX Spot Market for Natural Gas amounted to 1,097,808 MWh (GASPOOL and NCG market areas) compared to 239,040 MWh in February 2009. The Spot Market price for the dayahead delivery of Natural Gas ranged between EUR 9.92 per MWh and EUR 16.00 per MWh.

The volumes on the Derivatives Market for Natural Gas (GASPOOL and NCG market areas) amounted to 1,586,210 MWh (February 2009: 1,385,870 MWh). On 26 February 2010, the open interest was 6,778,938 MWh. On 26 February 2010 Natural Gas prices for delivery in 2011 were fixed at EUR 16.52 per MWh (GASPOOL) and EUR 16.57 per MWh (NCG), respectively.

On the EEX Spot Market for CO2 Emission Allowances (EUA) a total of 1,995,499 EUA was traded in February. The volume included 795,499 EUA traded on the secondary Spot Market (February 2009: 434,482 EUA). During the month, the Carbix (Carbon Index) ranged between EUR 12.48 per EUA and EUR 13.53 per EUA.

The total volume on the EEX Derivatives Market for CO2 Emission Allowances amounted to 2,717,000 EUA. The volume included 437,000 EUA traded on the secondary derivatives market (February 2009: 4,270,000 EUA). The 2010 Mid Dec future contract settled at EUR 13.02 per EUA on 26 February 2010, and the 2011 future contract at EUR 13.48 per EUA.

On the CO2 Derivatives Market for Certified Emission Reductions a volume of 5,000 CER was traded (no volume in February 2009). On 26 February 2010, the 2010 Mid Dec future contract was traded at EUR 11.56 per CER and the 2011 future contract at EUR 11.46 per CER.
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