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UK Gas Markets: the Market Price of Risk and Applications to Multiple Interruptible Supply Contracts

  • Alvaro Cartea

    (Department of Economics, Mathematics & Statistics, Birkbeck)

  • Thomas Williams

We employ the Schwartz and Smith (2000) model to explore the dynamics of the UK gas markets. We discuss in detail the short-term and long-term market prices of risk borne by the market players and how deviations from expected cyclical storage affect the short-term market price of risk. Finally, we illustrate an application of the model by pricing interruptible supply contracts that are currently traded in the UK.

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Paper provided by Birkbeck, Department of Economics, Mathematics & Statistics in its series Birkbeck Working Papers in Economics and Finance with number 0608.

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