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Nodal Newsletter | March 2022

Nodal Highlights


  • Nodal achieved a record monthly power futures volume in February with 325.2 million MWh traded for a record 50% market share!


  • Nodal also grew its environmental market in February where open interest reached a month end record of 185,415 lots, up 58% from 117,380 a year prior.
  • Since launching North American environmental products on Nodal in November 2018, more than 500,000 environmental contracts have been traded.

Nodal Exchange achieves record power futures trading in February with 49% growth rate

Nodal Exchange achieved record monthly power futures trading in February 2022 with traded volume of 325.2 million MWh ($55.7 billion per side) for a record 50% market share. This represents Nodal Exchange’s highest volume month ever and a growth rate of 49% over February 2021. This follows a very strong January, in which Nodal achieved power futures trading volume of 221.9 million MWh, up 58% from the prior year. Nodal continues to be the market leader in North American power futures having the majority of the open interest with a record 1.186 billion MWh at the end of February (equivalent to the electricity usage of 108 million U.S. households for one year).

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Nodal offers access to electronic markets

Nodal Exchange offers access to electronic markets in natural gas, power, and environmental futures. Above is a snapshot of our live markets for the Henry Hub 10k monthly contract for outrights, spreads, and strips which can be accessed via our front-end screen. In addition, we also offer the Henry Hub 2.5k per day contract for outrights, spreads, and strips. If you would like more information or access to this screen, please contact Energy Markets or call (703) 962-9820.

Nodal in the news

February 2022

Nodal continues to be a market leader in North American power futures

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January 2022

Nodal Exchange achieves record traded volume in 2021

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December 2021

Nodal Exchange and IncubEx expand to over 90 environmental contracts

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About Nodal

Nodal Exchange is a derivatives exchange providing price, credit and liquidity risk management solutions to participants in the North American commodities markets. Nodal Exchange is a leader in innovation, having introduced the world's largest set of electric power locational (nodal) futures contracts. As part of EEX Group, a group of companies serving international commodity markets, Nodal Exchange currently offers over 1,000 contracts on hundreds of unique locations, providing the most effective basis risk management available to market participants. In addition, Nodal Exchange offers natural gas and environmental contracts. All Nodal Exchange contracts are cleared by Nodal Clear which is a CFTC registered derivatives clearing organization. Nodal Exchange is a designated contract market regulated by the CFTC.