Mercuria has strategically developed its natural gas activities to reflect the globalized nature of the gas market.
In Europe, we are now a significant participant in the natural gas wholesale market and have a strong customer base of utilities and large industrial consumers. Our main trading desks are in Geneva and London, and we are active in all the key trading hubs including Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Slovakia and the UK. To support our trading activities we have a portfolio of storage and transportation facilities in place across the continent.
Similarly, we have expanded our activities across the North American wholesale market from our Houston centre. We developed physical supply services to support large scale consumers with the growing volume of available shale gas. Our physical natural gas platform is contractually enabled with over 600 clients across the industry sectors, including top producers, power producers, utilities and industrial end users. We are able to serve a large natural gas customer base and manage gas assets with our teams of traders and schedulers based out of Calgary, Houston and Greenwich, Connecticut. We are now a top 12 participant in the natural gas markets in North America.
Mercuria’s involvement in all major energy commodity markets including gas, oil, power and coal is significant as markets become ever more interrelated. Our physical presence combined with trading insights enable us to support customers with a range of individually tailored cross-commodity transactions, trade finance products and risk management services.