LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Intercontinental Exchange, the leading global network of exchanges and clearing houses, today announced that daily volume records were set in the ICE Futures Europe UK NBP and the ICE Endex Dutch TTF Natural Gas futures contracts on February 10, 2015, with 137,495 (120.9 TWhs) and 48,047 (35.1 TWhs) contracts traded, respectively.
The previous record for UK NBP futures was set on March 3, 2014, with 118,145 contracts traded; and for Dutch TTF futures, the prior record of 35,895 contracts was set on January 21, 2015.
The ICE National Balancing Point (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. Year to date average daily volume is 61,898 contracts; and open interest currently stands at 344,267 contracts (302.7TWh) as of February 10, 2015.
The ICE Endex Title Transfer Facility (TTF) futures contract has become continental Europe’s most liquid cleared benchmark for natural gas. Year to date, average daily volume is 16,623 contracts (12.1 TWh); and open interest is at 287,291 contracts (210 TWh) as of February 10, 2015.
Through the ICE platform, market participants can benefit from cross-margin efficiencies at ICE Clear Europe by trading the ICE Futures Europe NBP contracts alongside the ICE Endex natural gas offering, which includes the flagship Dutch TTF contracts, as well as Belgian ZTP futures, German NCG futures and GASPOOL futures.
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SOURCE: Intercontinental Exchange