Ferc is exploring whether gas storage inventory details should be posted on adaily basis. How will this affect the development of the embryonic natural gasstorage swaps market? Paul Lyon reports
Petroleum engineers and financial regulators have never spoken the same language,as the recent Royal Dutch/Shell debacle has shown. And this has led to confusionover state oil reserves. By Maria Kielmas
Potential liabilities for European nuclear operators are set to rise sharply.Financial guarantees for nuclear operators will have to be restructured. Aregovernments and the insurance industry up to the task? MariaKielmas reports
Market manipulation and inaccurate pricing led to the reregulation of Ontario’s electricity market. But at the right price, the Canadian province may see a revival of competition, reports CatherineLacoursière
At 24, Daniel Gordon headed Merrill Lynch's energy trading business. He has now pleaded guilty to a $43 million fraud.
The Baltic Exchange has recently shelved plans to offer freight derivatives,yet rising freight rates should aid the development of the embryonic forwardfreight agreement market. By Paul Lyon
Matthew Saunders , of law firm DLA, introduces the bilateral investment treaty which, though often overlooked, can be an effective method of affording legal protection for energy investments and minimising energy project risk
The markets say they do not want oil prices in euros. But denominating internationalcrude prices in euros is a political ambition the European Union seems determinedto pursue – starting with Russia. MariaKielmas reports
The latest Committee of Chief Risk Officers white paper offers capital adequacy guidelines for energy merchants. But why should energy firms perform these calculations? Glyn Holton asks whether the CCRO has missed the point
Victor Dvortsov and Ken Dragoon present an analytical method for including market and operational risks when estimating utility portfolio value-at-risk.
Brett Humphreys and Andy Dunn outline a method to help energy companies minimise potential model risk and thereby avoid costly errors in valuing deals.