North American shale boom and renewables growth underline importance
“There’s no single truth in these markets,” argues institute director
Electricity derivatives may benefit from integration, survey finds
Market participants expect to see lower vol and cross-border spreads
Market participants complain of distortion to cross-border flows
Increased attention from both traders and hedgers is providing a boost to the coal derivatives market, say participants, fuelling the success of the API 8 index linked to Chinese coal imports and stimulating further product development efforts elsewhere...
Commodity traders and physical producers move into coal derivatives as major banks retreat
Off-the-shelf energy trading and risk management (ETRM) systems are more popular than ever before, according to Energy Risk’s annual software survey. However, companies say they still require significant customisation and rarely meet all their ETRM...
Oil industry needs to make issue of dwindling benchmark production a top priority, says Vitol chief
ETRM systems are ill-prepared for financial and energy market regulation, according to Energy Risk survey
UK Electricity Market Reform will have major ramifications for power market participants. Stella Farrington explores the likely impact
Market participants not doing enough to adjust to likely effects of EMR, say experts, including volatility and low prices
UK Electricity Market Reform expected to give boost to flagging power purchase agreement market for renewable generators
The UK government hopes to deliver a healthy boost to low-carbon generation through a market for contracts-for-difference. While electricity market participants are upbeat about the proposals, there are lingering concerns about how effective it will be....
An important part of UK Electricity Market Reform is the launch of a capacity market, with the first auction due to take place in December 2014. Despite initial opposition, market participants have gradually come around to the idea. Stella Farrington...
UK Electricity Market Reform, which is set to come into effect in July, will introduce a level of government intervention not seen in the country’s power market since the early 1990s. The impact will be felt by UK power firms and could ripple across...
Despite worries about UK Electricity Market Reform, market participants call on government to press ahead
Acer probed 10 cases under Remit in 2012, agency says, in report that sheds light on the development of monitoring regime
Regulatory change and tough market conditions are creating deep uncertainty for energy brokers. But Tradition’s Mike Anderson remains optimistic about the business, he tells Stella Farrington
Despite coming into force in December 2011, Remit insider trading rules continue to raise questions among energy traders
The European Union is implementing new legislation and adopting an increasingly aggressive stance on energy market abuse. But the continent’s energy trading firms face an uphill struggle to comply with the rules. Stella Farrington reports
Falling over-the-counter energy volumes in Europe and the US push liquidity to top of risk management agenda
In some corners of the over-the-counter energy market, liquidity has become increasingly thin during the past few years. As a result, firms need to think more creatively about how they handle liquidity, say risk managers. Stella Farrington reports
Strain caused by regulation and renewables means European energy traders must adapt to survive, says RWE Supply & Trading CFO