How to Become a Participant

Trading on the Exchange Platform is governed by the emsTradepoint Market Rules.

Download the Market Rules.

To become a participant and begin trading, parties must:

  • Sign the emsTradepoint Participant Agreement
  • Demonstrate a valid Transmission Services Agreement
  • Provide collateral in the form of a Bank Guarantee, or other approved format (Bidding Participants only)

View-only participants are only required to sign the emsTradepoint Participant Agreement.

Participant Types

Three Participant types are available.

Full Trading & Small Trading Participants
  • Trade with bidding and/or offering trading rights
  • View and trade against the live emsTradepoint trading boards
  • View, download and analyse real-time forward and historic market data
  • Access all market information, including the weekly Market Wrap Reports

The difference between Full and Small Trading Participants is in the fee structure. The current break-even point to warrant a Full Trading subscription is 500 TJ per annum.

View-Only Participants
  • Access the live emsTradepoint order boards (view-only)
  • View, download and analyse real-time forward and historic market data
  • Access all market information, including the weekly Market Wrap reports

View-Only Participants incur an annual subscription fee.

Alternative arrangements

Any company that wants to trade physical natural gas volumes on emsTradepoint must hold an agreement which enables the scheduling of their trade quantities to the applicable delivery point(s) – a Maui Transmission Services Agreement.

emsTradepoint may accept alternative arrangements that achieve the same end. The Physical Delivery Agent Agreement, where a third-party acts as a shipper on behalf of a participant, is an example of this.


Contact us for more information.