Gas trading slowdown may hit TTF

Gas trading on the Dutch TTF has been resilient as the prospect of Brexit causes volumes to move from the UK to the Continent. But this picture may be about to change Gas trading on the Dutch TTF has been resilient as the prospect of Brexit causes volumes to move from the UK to the Continent. But this picture may be about to change.
By Peter Stewart 10 May 2017 0 25836
Wildervank station, Groningen gas field, Netherlands. (Skitterphoto)

Gas trading volumes in Europe declined by around 4% year on year in Q1 2017. This was despite a strong upturn in gas demand in 2016 caused by increased power sector and weather-related demand. Nevertheless, the Dutch TTF hub has so far been resilient relative to other main competing trading centres. However, a cap on gas production at the Groningen gas field in the Netherlands and a switch away from gas in the power sector may change this picture.

Over-the-counter (OTC) gas trading on the TTF...

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