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Our history

EDF Trading was founded in 1999. Here are some highlights from our growth since then.

  • 2021

    EDF Trading sets up a Green Fuels trading desk.

  • 2020

    EDF Trading begins transacting Japanese power on the EEX platform.

  • 2019

    JERA Global Markets becomes operational.

    EDFT forms an optimisation and trading joint venture with JERA and JERA Trading is renamed JERA Global Markets.

  • 2018

    EDFT signs a binding agreement for an LNG trading and optimisation joint venture with JERA.

    EDF Trading North America’s Houston office moves to downtown Houston.

  • 2017

    JERA acquires EDFT’s coal and freight business and EDFT takes a 33.33% stake in JERA Trading.

    EDF Trading North America acquires the northeast retail power book of TransCanada Power Marketing.

  • 2016

    EDFT signs an LNG supply agreement with JERA.

    EDFT loads its first LPG cargo in the US.

  • 2015

    EDFT signs a capacity and optimisation agreement with KOGAS.

  • 2014

    EDFT enters the LPG (liquified petroleum gas) market.

    EDF Trading North America sells its oil logistics business.

  • 2013

    EDF Trading North America acquires shale gas assets in the US.

  • 2012

    EDFT and Chubu Electric extend partnership to all of Chubu’s coal procurement and freight logistics.

    EDF Trading North America sets up a US oil logistics business.

    EDF Trading North America acquires producing and undeveloped gas assets in East Texas basin.

  • 2011

    EDFT registers its first Chinese solar CDM project.

    EDF Trading North America acquires a US power plant.

    EDFT through its subsidiary EDF Trading North America sets up a US gas production business.

  • 2010

    EDF Trading North America acquires a minority stake in US retail aggregator Champion Energy, to expand its customer base in North America.

  • 2009

    EDF Trading signs trading partnership with Calyon.

    Eagle Energy becomes EDF Trading North America.

  • 2008

    EDFT acquires Eagle Energy Partners in Houston.

  • 2007

    EDFT acquires coal terminals in Amsterdam.

    EDFT launches joint venture with Chubu Electric and creates Chubu Energy Trading in Nagoya to procure coal for Chubu’s Japanese plants.

    EDFT signs long-term LNG supply deal with RasGas.

  • 2006

    EDFT opens its dedicated office in Paris.

    EDFT begins weather derivatives trading.

  • 2005

    EDFT signs a cooperation agreement for coal supply with Chubu Electric (later to become JERA through JV with Tepco).

  • 2004

    EDFT establishes a subsidiary in Sydney to develop opportunities in coal and freight throughout Australia and the Far East.

  • 2003

    EDF acquires 100% of EDF Trading.

    EDFT sets up a coal business in Singapore.

  • 2002

    EDFT acquires UK gas storage facility Hole House (now owned by EDF Energy).

    EDFT signs an ultra long-term (24 year) European power deal.

  • 2001

    EDFT signs a transformational deal for long-term gas supply and pipeline capacity.

    Moody's gives EDF Trading an A1 credit rating.

    EDFT is set up as an FCA-regulated subsidiary (now called EDF Trading Markets Limited).

  • 2000

    Began to trade oil, UK natural gas and German power.

    Expansion into coal and fuel oil supply for EDF.

  • 1999

    EDF and Louis Dreyfus sign joint venture to create a London-based energy trading company – EDF Trading.