Supply with natural gas

Delivery and supply with natural gas

It is difficult to plan the real procurement costs of natural gas due to inevitable regular fluctuations of power consumption and volatile energy prices.


Structured procurement

We developed products that give you the desired planning reliability and relieve you of the necessary operative settlement processes that walk along with the supply of natural gas.
Axpo thereby takes over the structured procurement of your required quantities of energy and delivers them exactly according to your demands regarding control area, market areas or even facilities to be supplied.

In the context of structured procurement we offer a variety of services:

  • Strategic advice
  • Market access
  • Sales support
  • Portfolio management 
     

Structured delivery models 

Axpo offers delivery of natural gas to virtual trading hubs within the market areas of H-Gas and L-Gas as well as to your exit point. These deliveries include individual, structured but also flexible products from daily through annual volumes.

If you, as our customer, have multiple production facilities in Germany or other countries, our pan-Europe gas portfolio makes it possible to offer you a complete package for all your needs in natural gas. Optionally, parts of your quantities from a pan-Europe delivery can be transferred from one country to another.

Diversifying your suppliers gives you the possibility to purchase parts of your required quantities resp. structures from Axpo as well as from other companies participating on this market.

You also have options to move certain quantities from one year to another and/or to purchase or sell additional quantities. Furthermore we are offering integrated financial solutions to stipulate quantities of natural gas within existing contracts or to reshape formulas for price fixings.
 

Guaranteed full supply

You would like to actively optimise the pricing for your natural gas by yourself? We can offer applicable products for this undertaking too. Thanks to our decoupling of energy delivery and pricing, you get a bigger room for manoeuvre without having to refrain from the advantages of a guaranteed full supply.
 

Energy substitution 

A substitution to more flexibility and security.

The Axpo energy substitution is a 3-in-1 package which guarantees optimal security of supply and flexibility for procurement as well.

Full supply: Without any surcharge that exceeds the „regular“ full supply, Axpo guarantees a full supply of electricity within the delivery period.

Standardisation: Axpo will convert the value of this full supply to the commercially weighted quantity of standard trading products (Base, Peak).

Strategic procurement

Autonomous procurement: With the possibility to purchase these standard trading products either from Axpo or from any other participant at the market, you are able to react flexibly to price variations. By delivering the standard trading products financially to Axpo, the incidental costs of your full supply are covered.

Due to the autonomy of Axpo‘s energy substitution regarding procurement, you can purchase easily tradable standard products from different trading partners based on respective procurement strategies. In doing so, you autonomously optimise your supply costs. 

Substitution on a value basis

Control your risks.

Through fixation of the upper and/or lower price limits, your purchase price becomes even more ensured. 
 

Price hedging

To optimise your risk management we are offering possibilities to make use of financial swaps between fixed prices and price formulas (Gas and oil) as well as to reshape price fixings (e.g. oil index to gas index).

Furthermore we offer the possibility to hedge your dependency on fluctuating oil prices resp. possible losses through indices which are linked to the industry-sector-specific commodities like aluminium.

We are offering these financial products, amongst others, as an integrated solution in the context of structured, physical delivery contracts.
 

Price fixing variants

As enterprise customer, your position will always be open in the course of fluctuating commodity and industry prices (e.g. aluminium or paper).
With our physical gas portfolio and our trading activities we are able to offer you custom-tailored price fixing variants which can be formulated further in close cooperation.

As public services your position is also open and it depends on the various price fixings of your procurement and end customer contracts. We are offering individual formulas for buying natural gas to minimise your price risk.
 

Optimisation of delivery contracts

Many gas consumers have continued to sign delivery contracts that are linked to oil prices. By using the daily and annual volumes options of your flexible contracts you can optimise your existing contracts against the gas market. We are happy to support you in this matter.

In periods with oil being higher priced than the current market price for gas, quantities will be purchased at exchange markets (e.g. via NBP or TTF) while nominated off from delivery contracts with oil indexing at the same time. These additional quantities will then be delivered to your „virtual point“.

Advantages can be seen in benefiting from lower gas prices without having to switch main suppliers. With this optimisation comes a cost reduction for existing gas delivery periods.
 

Optimisation of storage capacities 

To cope with peak loads on cold winter days, many public services operate their own storage capacities or rent them in the midterm. Due to changes on the markets and the annual fluctuation of the temperatures in winter, these storage capacities are not used at all or at least too rarely. Optimising the planning of storage capacities considering the gas market can generate additional profit.

Axpo offers you the possibility to benefit from seasonal price differences and fluctuations on the gas market and a guaranteed delivery on times with peak loads during the winter months.
 

Prognostic data management

With a software based integration, Axpo offers you a fast and reliable solution to predict your energy needs. Actual data as well as current data for weather, allocation and consumption are used to create highly reliable forecasts on short notice.

The creation of forecasts will lead to a recalculation of your differential portfolio. Based on the changing demands, the nomination for the next day will be adjusted resp. a renomination for the very same day will be performed.

 

Our range of services covers:

  • Classic full supply
  • Balancing group management
  • Tranche model based on OTC and/or settlement prices
  • Structured procurement
  • Scheduled deliveries
  • Hedging products and risk management
  • Exchange of quantities (Exchange structure for standards)
  • Contract and portfolio optimisation
  • Access to scheduled and spot markets

For deliveries via Axpo it is possible to arrange different pricing models (e.g. spot average, metal price fixing, oil price fixing). 

More products

Supply with electricity

Within the physical full supply you will receive all the energy quantities that are needed during the delivery period.

Long-term price hedging

With its long-term products for electricity and natural gas, Axpo helps you to profit from the current price level and to hedge that level for the future.

Energy-related services

Our long-term experience at the market as well as our widespread knowledge of the industry make Axpo the ideal partner for distributors, industrial enterprises and operators of power plants.

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