Macquarie Group expands into Canadian crude market; hires ex-Trafigura Canada president to lead new business
Training for growth
Smooth start for Texas nodal day-ahead market
US regulator fails to vote on position limits proposal; questions raised about data availability
Central and eastern European power officials debate prospects for a regional trading platform at Energy Risk's Central and East European conference in Warsaw.
Energy companies say key definitions in recently adopted US financial legislation are too broad or need clarifying, and call for additional 'trader' classification
Puzzling out regulation
The recent commodity desk cull at JP Morgan is unlikely to be the start of an industry-wide trend, but the aggressive commodities build-outs from investment banks have slowed in Europe
Nearly one third of all oil and gas companies are more susceptible to systemic risk, as a report reveals 31% of these firms lack an energy trading and risk management (ETRM) solution for their operations
CFTC Chairman confirms regulator will propose new rule on position limits as part of its expanded remit under financial legislation that could be enacted imminently by US President Obama
Energy risk managers from across North America convened at Energy Risk’s annual US conference in May to discuss the many challenges currently facing the sector, including derivatives regulation and carbon market growth, as Pauline McCallion reports
Adapting to change is essential for companies in the ever-evolving energy markets. Risk managers are well placed to take a leading role in change management. Jay Jayasuriya and Julie Shochat of Enite set out a change management plan
The new US derivatives regulatory regime to raise transparency and reporting requirements for energy traders will present business opportunities for technology companies in the sector
Energy companies are looking to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) for more clues about the future regulatory landscape after the US Congress set the stage last week for a wide-ranging overhaul of derivatives regulation
Gazprom quells market fears over a future European gas shortage by confirming its “readiness” to ensure additional gas deliveries to Europe in the event of Belarus shutting off Gazprom’s main gas transit system through the country
Markit, the giant independent financial information services firm, will bring energy and commodities risk managers closer to assessing real market risk with its launch of a commodities derivatives valuation service that is set to create more transparency...
Russia forges a stronger foothold in the global power markets, after two exchanges team up to launch a power futures contract
With the US set to unveil the largest set of financial regulation reforms of the past 30 years, Energy Risk USA's conference could not have come at a better time in order to gauge market concern
Market participants warn of possible long-term European gas import concerns, after Gazprom slashes gas supplies to Belarus over a debt payment dispute, echoing the European gas import crisis of 2009
Senate financial reform bill could leave power companies facing major collateral problems
The former Enron derivatives pioneer believes forcing trades on exchanges will benefit niche players and smaller companies
Power risk managers may face previously unforeseen cost challenges in the next few years, as not enough research has been done to quantify the marginal effects carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions prices will have on the electricity generation sector, says...