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trac-x Increases Number of Tradable Day-Ahead Network Points

(PresseBox) (Leipzig, ) The European trading platform tracx has again increased the number of tradable network points in the dayahead section of their platform. Since 1 January 2010, dayahead capacities can be traded at the additional network point Waidhaus. After the company's last increase of the number of network points in February 2009, the overall number of tradable dayahead points has now reached 18. In the future, dayahead capacities at Waidhaus can be traded in the transmission grid of E.ON Gastransport. Interested traders can now register for the new network point on the platform.

"By increasing the number of available network points on the platform we are seeking to further extend our position as the leading European trading platform for secondary gas transmission capacities ", said Volkmar Müller, managing director of tracx. Mr. Müller also said that it would strengthen the company's presence as well as to make and to further intensify contacts with European traders at this year's E-World, which will take place in Essen in February 2010.

PRISMA European Capacity Platform GmbH

tracx Transport Capacity Exchange GmbH was established in order to create a transparent and nondiscriminatory platform for trading secondary natural gas transport capacity. It has operated an online trading platform for European gas transport capacity since March 2005. Registered shippers can trade secondary capacity rights across Europe and in the transmission grids of the following network operators: Dong Energy Pipelines GmbH, Eni Gas Transport Deutschland S.p.A, E.ON Gastransport GmbH, Erdgas Münster Transport GmbH & Co. KG, EWE NETZ GmbH, Gasunie Deutschland Transport Services GmbH, Ontras - VNG Gastransport GmbH, Thyssengas GmbH and WINGAS TRANSPORT GmbH & Co. KG.

In addition to longterm trading, firm dayahead capacity rights can be traded on the platform, as well. They can be traded at the European crossborder points Bunde/Oude Statenzijl, Eynatten/Raeren, Ellund, Emden EPT, Emden NPT, Bochholtz, Medelsheim, Oberkappel, Vreden, Waidhaus and Wallbach as well as at the German interconnection points Reckrod, Bunder Tief, Lampertheim, Drohne, Emsbüren, Steinbrinck und Steinitz.