ICE Futures Europe Achieves Daily Volume Record in NBP Natural Gas

LONDON--()--Intercontinental Exchange, the leading global network of exchanges and clearing houses, today announced that the ICE Futures Europe NBP Natural Gas futures and options contracts achieved a daily volume record of 148,765 lots (equivalent to 4.48 billion therms) on January 13, 2015. The previous record of 120,145 lots was set on March 3, 2014.

The daily volume record consisted of 82,515 lots of NBP Natural Gas futures traded and a record 66,250 lots of NBP Natural Gas options traded.

The NBP Natural Gas futures contract is the leading on-exchange benchmark for European natural gas, with the contract seeing an increase in liquidity and open interest in recent years. In 2014, a total volume of 11,938,380 contracts were traded. Year to date, average daily volume is 55,366 contracts and open interest currently stands at 342,387 contracts as of January 13.

At ICE Futures Europe, market participants can also trade side by side several natural gas contracts at ICE Endex, the leading continental European energy exchange based in the Netherlands. Contracts listed at ICE Endex include continental Europe's most liquid cleared benchmark for natural gas, the Dutch TTF contracts, as well as Belgian ZTP futures, German NCG futures and GASPOOL futures.

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SOURCE: Intercontinental Exchange

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