Posted 17 февраля 08:17
Published 17 февраля 08:17
Modified 17 февраля 08:32
Updated 17 февраля 08:32
March (upcoming) futures on the Dutch TTF hub index opened trading at $ 566.3 per thousand cubic meters, and at 10:25, as Prime notes, the price dropped to $ 545.2 (-5.2%).
A steady downward trend in gas prices in Europe has been observed since the end of 2022. The current fall in the value of futures is due to the predicted warm weather and strong winds, which will increase the generation of electricity by wind farms. In addition, gas reserves in the UGS of the EU countries are at a sufficient level — about 65%.
Despite the steady decline in prices, the current quotes are twice as high as the average figures of the period over the long history of observations. The last time such a price level was observed was in 1996.