Nat gas hedging hit by regulation and fundamentals


Falling liquidity in US natural gas markets due to current fundamentals and uncertainty about derivatives regulation would impact end-users trying to hedge against price fluctuations but is expected to have a greater impact on 2012 trades.

Dora Sung, head of US oil and natural gas trading at BNP Paribas, has seen natural gas market liquidity and activity return to similar levels to 10 to 12 years ago. Recent price lows, linked to oversupply and reduced demand, are not encouraging activity. “US

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