Basis trading to emerge in European gas

Gas pipeline

Basis trading is beginning to emerge around regional hubs in European natural gas and could gain in popularity, predicted European energy exchanges at a conference on October 9.

"You will see basis trading in Europe. Basis trading is already emerging in the [over-the-counter product] complex, but no doubt it will be in the exchange as well," said Bert den Ouden, chief executive of Amsterdam-based energy exchange APX-Endex, speaking at Gastech in London.

Basis trading involves counterparties

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