Survey reveals risk management gap

A pan-European price forecasting survey of 100 major energy users has revealed only two-fifths of respondents have a risk management policy.

Conducted in March by EnergyQuote, an energy and strategic risk management consultancy, the survey showed that of the remainder, 27% are reviewing their risk management situation while only 15% have no such policy.

The survey also shows that more than half of Europe's largest energy buyers believe that energy market prices will steadily increase during th