Each market area includes a Virtual Trading Point (VP). At the Virtual Trading Point gas quantities may be traded after entry and before exit within a market area. The Virtual Trading Point enables the purchase or sale of gas quantities without booked capacities as well as the transfer of gas quantities between balancing groups. It is not allocated to a physical entry or exit point.
GASPOOL publishes amongst others the monthly trade volumes at the GASPOOL Hub as well as the cumulative volumes per year.
Virtual Trading Point with changes of gas suppliers
The Virtual Trading Point is also used for the implementation of changes of gas suppliers without an additional capacity check. All exit points of a market area can be reached from the Virtual Trading Point. The transfer of capacities with a supplier change includes all capacities of the end-consumer up to the Virtual Trading Point of the market area.