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Price discovery in European natural gas markets

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  • Schultz, Emma
  • Swieringa, John

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We provide the first high-frequency investigation of price discovery within the physical and financial layers of Europe's natural gas markets. Testing not only looks at short-term return dynamics, but also considers each security's contribution to price equilibrium in the longer-term. Results show that UK natural gas futures traded on the Intercontinental Exchange display greater price discovery than physical trading at various hubs throughout Europe.

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  • Schultz, Emma & Swieringa, John, 2013. "Price discovery in European natural gas markets," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 61(C), pages 628-634.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:enepol:v:61:y:2013:i:c:p:628-634
    DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2013.06.080
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