Industry gets energised

Held in Houston on 17 and 18 May, there was a palpable buzz surrounding both days of Energy Risk USA. Many view Energy Risk conferences as a lead indicator of the health of the industry and the high attendance sent out a reassuring signal that energy trading has well and truly recovered from the dark post-Enron days. The conference kicked off with a rousing keynote address from senator Phil Gramm, vice-chairman of UBS investment bank. Gramm served 24 years in Congress, the last 18 years as a