TTF, NBP activity flags as far-curve trade dips in December

Liquidity at the Dutch TTF and British NBP hubs decreased in December, as gas trading was disrupted by the festive break.

Over the calendar year 2016, the Dutch TTF hub surpassed the British NBP as the most liquid natural gas hub in Europe, while collectively there was a slight shift towards even greater trade on broker platforms.

Across the year, the volume traded at the TTF was up by more than a third at 20,527TWh. In Britain, trade across 2016 was down just 2% compared to 2015 at 16,457TWh.

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