Lysaker, 4 January 2013
NASDAQ OMX Commodities has published the monthly market report for December 2012, covering the key figures for the NASDAQ OMX Commodities Derivatives and the N2EX Physical Power markets for the year's last month and volume figures for 2012.
NASDAQ OMX Commodities Highlights 2012:
Total cleared UK power futures contracts, launched in January 2011, increased from 3.3 TWh in 2011 to 20.8 TWh in 2012.
Nordic power volumes traded and cleared saw a slight increase from November 2012 at 145.8 TWh to 146.3 TWh in December. The volumes fell from 1 723.3 TWh in 2011 to 1 662.6 TWh in 2012.
Total power volumes traded and cleared was down from 1 746.6 TWh in 2011 to 1 703.0 TWh in 2012.
The full report is available on the NASDAQ OMX Commodities web page www.nasdaqomx.com/commodities and is found under the heading ”In the Spotlight” and under Trading & Markets, Reports.
The N2EX is the UK power market offering from Nord Pool Spot and NASDAQ OMX Commodities.
For further information, please contact NASDAQ OMX Commodities.
Sara Aadnesen, Director Corporate Communication, phone +47 6752 8080/+47 9060 0759, email@example.com
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About NASDAQ OMX Commodities
NASDAQ OMX Commodities is the brand name for the NASDAQ OMX Group’s worldwide suite of commodity related products and services. The NASDAQ OMX Commodities offerings include power, natural gas and carbon emission markets and clearing services. NASDAQ OMX Commodities is a trademark of the NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
NASDAQ OMX Commodities Europe is the trade name of NASDAQ OMX Oslo ASA which is authorized as a commodity derivatives exchange by the Norwegian Ministry of Finance and supervised by the Norwegian Financial Supervisory Authority. All trades with NASDAQ OMX Commodities Europe are subject to clearing with NASDAQ OMX Clearing.
NASDAQ OMX Clearing is the trade name of NASDAQ OMX Stockholm AB which is authorized and supervised as a multi-asset clearinghouse by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority in Sweden as well as authorized to conduct clearing operation in Norway by the Norwegian Ministry of Finance.
For more information, visit www.nasdaqomx.com/commodities
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