trac-x Trading Results October 2010

Leipzig, (PresseBox) - On the European internet platform trac-x transport capacity trading totalled 1.35 GWh/h per day in October (October 2009: 56.02 GWh/h per day).

In the day-ahead section of trac-x, 39 day-ahead auctions with a total of 1.35 GWh/h per day (October 2009: 56.02 GWh/h per day) ended successfully in October. At the cross-border point Emden NPT (entry) the average price for traded day-ahead capacity amounted to € 4.62 per MWh/h per day. Bundled day-ahead capacity (entry and exit) at the cross-border point Bunde/Oude Statenzijl was traded for an average price of € 7.90 per MWh/h per day.

In the long-term section of the platform a total of 37.98 GWh/h per day (placed capacity in October 2009: 56,502.28 GWh/h per day) was offered in October. None of the 19 long-term trades offered on the platform were closed. October's long-term capacities were all placed on the platform with a contract period of one month.

Since its launch in March 2005, the overall trading volume on trac-x reached a total of 69,952.98 GWh/h per day in October. This includes 355.72 GWh/h per day from day-ahead trading.

Currently, 78 companies from all over Europe are authorised to trade capacity rights on In October, two new companies were admitted to trade on trac-x.

PRISMA European Capacity Platform GmbH

trac-x Transport Capacity Exchange GmbH was established in order to create a transparent and non-discriminatory 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., Erdgas Münster Transport GmbH & Co. KG, EWE NETZ GmbH, Gasunie Deutschland Transport Services GmbH, GVS Netz GmbH, ONTRAS - VNG Gastransport GmbH, Open Grid Europe GmbH, Thyssengas GmbH and WINGAS TRANSPORT GmbH & Co. KG.

In addition to long-term trading, firm day-ahead capacity rights can be traded on the platform, as well. They can be traded at the European cross-border points Bocholtz, Bocholtz-Vetschau, Bunde/Oude Statenzijl, Deutschneudorf, Ellund, Emden EPT, Emden NPT, Eynatten/Raeren, Lasow, Medelsheim, Oberkappel, Vreden, Waidhaus and Wallbach as well as at the German interconnection points Broichweiden-Süd, Bunder Tief, Drohne, Emsbüren, Emsbüren Berge, Lampertheim, Reckrod, Steinbrink, Steinitz and Verlautenheide I.

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