Taking the screen test

This year may well be remembered as the year the energy markets finally embraced electronic trading. Not only did the International Petroleum Exchange make its high-profile move from floor trading to screen trading, but in the over-the-counter energy markets, screen trading began to spread as never before.

Between January 2004 and July 2005 there was a 56% rise in the number of OTC trading screens installed by Trayport, the world’s leading provider of energy trading technology. Some 6,100 Tra