Market highlight: Dutch TTF biggest hub by total traded volume in gas year ’15

The Dutch TTF overtook the British NBP to become Europe’s biggest natural gas hub by total traded volume for the first time in the 2015 gas year, recording a combined 20,238TWh of over-the-counter (OTC) and exchange trade.

The Dutch hub has been Europe’s largest OTC trading venue since March 2014, but in the past 12 months the TTF recorded 15% more trade than the 17,662TWh dealt at the NBP when exchange-executed deals were included as well.

ICIS takes a look at how and why the TTF surpassed the NBP to become Europe’s most liquid gas hub, analysing which contracts drove the liquidity surge and how volume was shared out between OTC and exchange platforms.

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