The trade in gas
Financial markets not only deal in stocks and bonds, but also in commodities such as oil and gas. How exactly do they work?
Text: Bärbel Brockmann
gas, agricultural products, and metals have been traded for centuries. Prices can fluctuate widely, such as when extreme weather conditions affect harvests.
The world posseses limited reserves of oil and natural gas. But industry experts expect those reserves to last for at least the next half century.
bringing gas markets closer in terms of both deliverability and price. One result is a convergence in regional prices for natural gas.
High levels of international supply have sent natural gas prices for end customers in Germany to their lowest point in 12 years, according to the Verivox price portal.