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Measuring liquidity in gas markets: The case of the UK National Balancing Point

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February 12, 2019
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The research shows that a positive correlation exists between trading activity and prices in the market. However, the strength of this correlation changes over time, depending upon market conditions. Specifically, in the presence of oversupply the impact of trading activity on prices is lower, thus implying that trading a high amount of gas is less expensive, and liquidity is high. Consequently, risk management costs are also less expensive.

Lilian M. de Menezes
Giovanni Urga

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February 12, 2019

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ESRI Research Bulletin 201906