As the world continues to focus on ways to generate clean, secure and affordable energy, natural gas is playing an increasingly important role in meeting these goals in Europe as well as the rest of the world. Natural gas is an important source of energy, which also supports the development of a lower-carbon economy.
With increased trade in physical natural gas across Europe and beyond, energy producers and end users are increasingly looking to manage their price risk using futures contracts in order to lock in the price of gas today for delivery at a specific point in the future. Reflecting regional trends, ICE has seen a rise in liquidity and trading volumes for European natural gas futures in recent years, particularly across the UK National Balancing Point (NBP) and Dutch Title Transfer Facility (TTF) hubs which provide governments, consumers, energy firms and other end users with reliable and transparent price benchmarks and data.
Customers trading European natural gas contracts on the ICE platform can benefit from direct market access to liquid and centrally cleared derivatives markets, gas balancing markets, as well as gas storage services for the major European gas hubs. ICE’s natural gas contracts are centrally cleared at ICE Clear Europe, so customers can benefit from significant capital efficiencies through margin offsets across ICE’s natural gas and wider energy portfolio.
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