IGX sees 324% growth in gas trade volumes in February m-o-m

IGX traded 6,136,850 MMBtu (~155 MMSCM) gas volume in February, with 324 percent month-on-month (m-o-m) increase
IGX sees 324% growth in gas trade volumes in February m-o-m
IGX sees 324% growth in gas trade volumes in February m-o-mEnergy Watch

New Delhi: The Indian Gas Exchange (IGX) traded 6,136,850 MMBtu (~155 MMSCM) gas volume in February, with 324 percent month-on-month (m-o-m) increase and 17 percent year-on-year (y-o-y) increase. In February 2024, IGX traded record 4.74 Million MMBtu (120 MMSCM) of monthly R-LNG volumes, said IGX on Tuesday. A total of 101 trades were executed during the month. The maximum number of trades were executed in monthly contracts (62 trades), followed by weekly and fortnightly contracts of 20 and 10 trades, respectively.

The most active delivery point for free market gas was Hazira. This was the first month when Hazira became the most active delivery point. Other trading delivery points were — Dabhol, Gadimoga, Dahej, Ankot, Suvali, Mhaskal & KG Basin. During the month, the Exchange traded gas deliveries were 11,06,000 MMBtu (~1 MMSCMD).

GIXI at $10.7 per MMBtu in Feb: IGX

GIXI (Gas Index of India) for February 2024 was Rs 888/$10.7 per MMBtu, lower by 11% last month. GIXI- South was Rs. 798/$9.6 per MMBtu and GIXI-West Rs 891/$10.7 per MMBtu. Different spot gas benchmark prices recorded were: HH at ~$2/MMBtu, TTF at ~$8.1 /MMBtu, whereas LNG benchmark indices were: WIM ~9.1 $/MMBtu.

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IGX currently offers delivery-based trade in six different contracts such as Day-Ahead, Daily, Weekday, Weekly, Fortnightly and Monthly, under which the trade can be executed for six consecutive months.

The gas trade takes place at multiple delivery points, such as, Dahej, Hazira, Ankot, Mhaskal, Bhadhbhut, Dabhol, KG Basin, Gadimoga, Suvali. It covers six regional gas hubs, namely, Western Hub, Southern Hub, Eastern Hub, Central Hub, Northern Hub, and North Eastern Hub across India.

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