PEGAS trading volumes in December 2019

    PEGAS finishes 2019 with a double-digit monthly growth and a new record on CZ VTP Spot

    In December, PEGAS registered a total natural gas volume of 190.6 TWh, a raise of 20% year-on-year (December 2018: 158.1 TWh).  With 120.8 TWh, the spot segment reported a 27% growth compared to 2018 (December 2018: 95.4 TWh) and a new record on CZ VTP with 959 GWh traded (previous record in April 2019 with 787 GWh). Derivatives trading amounted to 69.8 TWh, up 11% compared to 2018 (December 2018: 62.7 TWh).

    Spot Markets

    In December 2019, the spot segment amounted to 120.8 TWh (December 2018: 95.4 TWh). With 45.1 TWh, the Dutch TTF market registered a 17% growth compared to the previous year (December 2018: 38.5 TWh). The German delivery zones NCG and Gaspool registered a volume of 40.4 TWh, a raise of 27% compared to 2018 (December 2018: 31.9 TWh). Trading of quality-specific contracts reached 10.3 TWh. In France, the PEG reported 14.5 TWh, in progression of 52% year-on-year (December 2018: 9.5 TWh). The Austrian CEGH VTP reached 9.0 TWh, up to 71% compared to 2018 (December 2018: 5.2 TWh). The Belgian markets ZTP and ZEE volumes amounted to 8.5 TWh, which represents a 46% growth compared to previous year (December 2018: 5.8 TWh). The Danish market ETF registered 1.3 TWh (December 2018: 2.6 TWh). Geographical spread transactions reached 12.0 TWh, while the German and French locational and hourly products reported 890.7 GWh.

    Derivatives Markets

    In December, derivatives trading amounted to 69.8 TWh (December 2018: 62.7 TWh). The TTF market reached 59.7 TWh, up 25% compared to 2018 (December 2018: 47.7 TWh). The NCG and GASPOOL delivery areas traded 3.1 TWh (December 2018: 6.0 TWh). CEGH VTP reported a volume of 3.7 TWh (December 2018: 3.5 TWh).The PEG market area reached 2.3 TWh (December 2018: 2.7 TWh). The Italian PSV hub traded 372.4 GWh (December 2018: 859.3 GWh). The CZ VTP traded 356.4 GWh (December 2018: 820.4 GWh). The volume of geographical spread transactions accounted for 2.9 TWh and time spread transactions amounted to 2.4 TWh.

    The European Energy Exchange (EEX) is the leading energy exchange in Europe which develops, operates and connects secure, liquid and transparent markets for energy and related products. As part of EEX Group, a group of companies serving international commodity markets, EEX offers contracts on Power, Natural Gas and Emission Allowances as well as Freight and Agricultural Products. EEX also provides registry services for White Certificates, Capacity Certificates and Guarantees of Origin on behalf of the French State, as well as Auctions for Guarantees of Origin. EEX is part of Deutsche Börse Group. On 1st January 2020, Powernext activities were integrated into EEX bringing the full natural gas portfolio, previously offered on PEGAS, on to EEX