Special report: Oil market
Petrobras raises the stake for unconventional oil
Royal Bank of Canada is the only player in the issuance with its reverse convertibles, a handful of which are based on natural resources.
International oil companies (IOC) and national oil companies (NOC) need to contractually work more together to enhance energy risk management, say energy chiefs
End-users are ploughing into hedging their oil positions, as prices remain in a tight range, says Standard Chartered Bank’s head of energy and environmental research
Qantas Airways’ head of risk believes the company could take more risks within its hedging programme
Crude will be "the bottleneck in the system, rather than refining" says the investment bank
The International Energy Agency (IEA) says that non-Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries’ energy demand negates the volatile effects following BP’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill
Chiefs at Russia’s RTS Stock Exchange, the Ukrainian Exchange and Kazakhstan’s Regional Financial Centre (RFCA) reveal that they are looking into launching more exchange-traded funds (ETF), indexes and other derivatives contracts across commodities...
BP: lessons learned
Mexico’s main energy company Pemex says it is looking to replicate the US’s success in shale gas by entering the lucrative industry in its own country
France has warned the European Commission that it will tighten its commodities derivatives regulation to prevent the risk of big swings in commodities prices
Special report: Energy end-users
Iraq is beginning to open its doors again to international investors. With the country needing to raise capital to develop the infrastructure required to exploit its energy reserves, Credit looks at the role bond issuance could play in Iraq’s future.
Government and regulators are urged to act quickly to create a stable regulatory regime in the wake of the Macondo oil spill or risk stifling domestic production
China’s state-owned energy giant Sinopec reveals natural gas production soars by 40%, as proven reserves ebb lower, suggesting heightened imports are on the horizon
Experts quash fears that tighter restrictions following BP’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill will result in oil to gas fuel switching in the US, thus pushing up gas prices
Alarm bells hit the market after China’s oil demand slump signals a possible unexpected slowdown in energy demand growth
The bounce in the commodities sector following the financial crisis put a number of dealers on alert about money-making opportunities in Asia. Many leading dealers are amassing their resources in the region, particularly in the physical arena. But do...
CFTC fines ConAgra Trade Group for artificially pushing crude to $100 per barrel in January 2008, the year prices hit all-time peak of $147 per barrel
Singapore’s central bank Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) gives the green light for new commodity and currency derivatives bourse
The International Energy Agency (IEA) expresses major concerns over future oil supply, as new regulations threaten to tighten deepwater drilling, following BP’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill
Hedging programmes for oil & gas companies show widely differing outcomes according to the latest flurry of company results
Nigeria’s crude oil production is on the up, after geopolitical stability hints at consistent growth, says the NNPC