European gas trading has bright future, panel says

OTC derivatives volumes rise amid optimism about natural gas

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Growing optimism over the future of European gas is fuelling investment in the sector and leading to increased liquidity in the over-the-counter gas market, say panellists who spoke at Energy Risk Summit Europe in London on October 2.

"Trading liquidity is increasing," said Hans Jonasson, director of gas trading and optimisation at E.on Global Commodities, the trading arm of Düsseldorf-based utility E.on. "The long-term trend is that markets are well supplied and there's enough liquidity to mana