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 is in South Korea. To support our trading activities we have a portfolio of storage and transportation facilities in place across the continent.
We similarly 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.
UNICOR'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.