On behalf of the Swiss regional companies, Swissgas is purchasing contracts with short to long-term maturity. This involves the handling of 1,500 to 2,000 buy and sell orders on the spot and futures markets, including transport and customs clearance.
The main price references are the virtual trading points of NCG (Germany) and TTF (The Netherlands).
There are many parallels between natural gas and coffee. Both are natural products and both have a long way to travel before they reach the end customer in Switzerland.