A good climate for renewable PPAs
The calm before the storm?
With Dodd-Frank reporting and record-keeping rules set to come into effect on April 10, energy companies worry they won’t be ready in time
A court decides the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission overstepped its authority in trying to prosecute manipulation in natural gas futures - a ruling with implications for other cases
Bill Perkins, founder of Skylar Capital Management, sees opportunities in US natural gas markets, even as depressed prices and low volatility prompt other traders to pull back. Alexander Osipovich reports
No molecule left behind
Oil major Shell and price reporting agency Platts offer rival plans to fix market distortions in Brent crude oil
As she prepares to leave the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Jill Sommers speaks to Alexander Osipovich about the battles over Dodd-Frank and the investigation into MF Global
Switching to futures and rewriting corporate websites could help reluctant energy companies avoid having to register as swap dealers under Dodd-Frank, reports Alexander Osipovich
The right tools for the job?
Compliance timetable for new swap rules was too aggressive, says outgoing CFTC commissioner
The tight link between commodities and equities is easing as firms become less worried about macro shocks, say analysts
Searching for security
Battle of the benchmarks
Barclays seeks to defend itself against power market manipulation allegations by contesting regulator’s pursuit of uneconomic trading
Danger of death
The golden state?
US steel maker’s acquisition of natural gas assets is seen as viable long-term hedge and an alternative to derivatives
Tougher enforcement stance is justified and paying dividends, claims Ferc chairman
CFTC answers concerns over treatment of physical gas storage and transportation agreements under Dodd-Frank
Low natural gas prices, weak power demand and rising costs put pressure on credit ratings
Pushed to the margins
California is set to launch the world’s second-largest carbon market, but threats of litigation have kept many potential market participants sitting on the sidelines