Evolution of natural gas traded volumes on European market places

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This graph represents the volume of natural gas which is traded on the main European market places. These markets allows the implementation of energy exchanges, which set common « spot » prices for the area.


Considering traded volumes, the gap between the different gas markets can be huge. Together, the two mature markets (United Kingdom and Netherlands) weights more than 81% of 2017 traded volumes.

However organized markets still represent a small percentage of natural gas exchanges on the wholesale market: over-the-counter (OTC) contracts still represent the major part of European exchanges.

In France, the market is organized in the form of the « Points d’Echange de Gaz » (PEG) and Powernext operates the energy market.


Gas in Focus consolidated data (2018)