Indian Gas Exchange (IGX) I GAS Market Update, OCTOBER 2023

The Indian Gas ExchangeMumbai, Monday, 07 November 2023: The Indian Gas Exchange (IGX) traded 28,98,950 MMBtu (~73 MMSCM/2.4 MMSCMD) gas volume in October 2023, with a 46% decrease MoM and a 29% YoY decrease.

A total of 46 trades were executed during the month. The maximum number of trades were executed in Monthly contracts, 14 trades; followed by Daily & Weekly contracts of 12 and 10 trades respectively.

The most active delivery point for free market gas was Ankot and domestic ceiling price gas was traded at Gadimoga. Other trading delivery points were Dahej, Hazira, Bhadbhut, Mhaskal & Suvali.

During the month, the Exchange traded gas flows were 58,33,250 MMBtu (~4.7 MMSCMD).

GIXI (Gas Index of India) for October 2023 was Rs 1012/$12.2 per MMBtu, higher by 7% last month. GIXI-South was Rs. 829/$9.96 per MMBtu (Ceiling Price) and GIXI-West was Rs 1012/$12.2 per MMBtu. Different spot gas benchmark prices recorded were: HH at ~$3/MMBtu, TTF at ~$14.5 /MMBtu, whereas LNG benchmark indices were: WIM ~16 $/MMBtu.

IGX traded a total of 3,20,000 MMBtu domestic ceiling price gas during the month.

Eastern Power Distribution Company of Andhra Pradesh Limited Joins IGX as Proprietary Member

A quick summary of the gas market during October’23 is as below:

  •  Total traded volume: 28,98,950 MMBtu
  •  Domestic ceiling price gas traded: 3,20,000 MMBtu
  •  Total no. of trades: 46

IGX currently offers delivery-based trade in six different contracts such as Day-Ahead, Daily, Weekday, Weekly, Fortnightly, and Monthly, under which the trade can be executed for six consecutive months. The gas trade takes place at multiple delivery points, such as – Dahej, Hazira, Ankot, Mhaskal, Bhadhbhut, Dabhol, KG Basin, Gadimoga, and Suvali. It covers six regional gas hubs, namely, Western Hub, Southern Hub, Eastern Hub, Central Hub, Northern Hub, and North Eastern Hub across India.

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