As the US takes further steps towards developing a low-carbon economy, Pauline McCallion examines the potential implications for power generation and whether gas is set to gain significant market share from coal
The long-awaited release of the American Power Act provoked little immediate market reaction but could curb future US carbon market participation. Pauline McCallion reports
CFTC chairman supports trading requirements in both versions of the financial reform bill that would benefit derivatives users rather than Wall Street banks, but calls for tighter exemptions to prevent systemic risk
Shell's $4.7 billion shale assets purchase today flies in the face of industry concerns about the impact of tighter regulations on future production
Proposals by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) - now also proposed in the recently approved Senate Bill on Finanicial Reform - to limit larger energy traders' positions, could drive down liquidity in energy markets across the board, causing...
Carbon trading set to become the biggest commodity market in the world
The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has launched an inquiry into spot market price caps in the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC)
Canadian oil sands could become the top source of US crude oil imports this year, according to a report published on Wednesday (May 19), raising concerns that oversupply of US crude will continue to weigh on prices
US senators have published a climate change bill establishing a cap-and-trade system for power plants and industrials that permits only exchange-traded and cleared transactions.
Société Générale plans to have fully integrated a new power and gas trading strategy by the end of 2010 after announcing the sale of its 49% stake in the 10-year Gaselys partnership with GDF Suez yesterday.
The full effect of the recent Gulf of Mexico oil spill on US offshore drilling policy remains unclear as the official investigation continues.
Shareholders have failed to force Duke Energy to detail its lobbying spend in support of the US Government’s carbon cap-and-trade plan.
The aftermath of the financial crisis led to some innovative approaches to tackling energy credit risk. Pauline McCallion looks at developments and asks whether proposed US and European regulation will help or hinder innovation in this space
Oversupply in the natural gas market looks set to keep prices soft in the near term. Pauline McCallion speaks to the experts about the price outlook for this year and next and what that means for the arbitrage with oil
The US FERC’s recent move to standardise credit policies across the US power market has led some participants to question the application of a ‘one size fits all’ approach across the organised wholesale markets. Pauline McCallion reports
German power and gas company E.ON's decision to sell its US subsidiary to PPL Corporation for $7.625 billion has resulted in a ratings review and possible downgrade for E.ON US.
The first US offshore wind farm has been approved by the US government in an area of the Outer Continental Shelf, with the potential to eventually provide 1 million megawatts of offshore energy.
A Futures Industry Association (FIA) report published yesterday aims to establish best practices in managing the risk surrounding direct access to exchanges.
The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) moved to increase oversight of several unregulated energy contracts today, even though broader financial reform from Congress could negate the action.
The debate over derivatives regulation could provide momentum for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to impose position limits on energy trading proposed in January.
Uncertainty has plagued the US power sector since the financial crisis. Although many believe an economic recovery is in sight, forecasting load growth continues to be a headache for those looking to manage risk in this market. Pauline McCallion reports
The development of shale gas production in the US is expected to change the face of the natural gas sector but could it make similar waves in the US oil production industry? Pauline McCallion examines the outlook for US shale oil
Energy Risk catches up with the latest appointments, promotions and departures in global commodity markets
A tightening of the long-running contango in WTI crude oil prices has sparked debate about whether the futures price curve could soon swing into backwardation. Pauline McCallion reports