European refining has been in the doldrums for the last few years. Alex Davis looks at the outlook for Europe’s refiners and at how this will affect hedging strategies
The world is seeing the first signs of an energy technology revolution with rising investment in low-carbon technologies, but more is needed, says the International Energy Agency (IEA).
With the Commodity Futures Trading Commission poised to implement position limits in energy markets, how will a dramatic expansion of the regulator’s power affect those plans? By John Ferry
The FSA has fined and banned a former oil futures broker for manipulating the price of brent oil after an “extremely heavy” drinking session.
The US President will immediately appeal yesterday’s ruling by a Louisiana judge to block the six-month drilling moratorium put in place in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico
As oil continues to spill into the Gulf of Mexico, analysts have warned there is little investors can do to hedge against the risk of disasters on the scale of the Deepwater Horizon incident.
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...
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
Crude oil prices will stay range-bound over the next three years, due to substantial Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) spare capacity, growing global demand and significant financial flows, says Credit Suisse’s head of global...
The energy markets still face an unprecedented level of regulatory risk over the next year, as impending changes to the US financial system loom, while at the same time, BP’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill has presented major operational risk factors for...
With the US set to unveil the largest set of financial regulation reforms of the past 30 years, Lianna Brinded reports from Houston, Texas, on how these changes will effect the energy and commodities industry.
Despite recent falls in the oil price, most analysts see prices rising in the second half of the year, with spikes to $100 a barrel not ruled out, finds Lianna Brinded
Mark Quartermain, president of Shell Energy North America (US) talks exclusively to Lianna Brinded about major market challenges in oil, gas and carbon markets.
Shell's $4.7 billion shale assets purchase today flies in the face of industry concerns about the impact of tighter regulations on future production
A sharp increase in oil demand from non-OECD countries will compensate for peaking demand in OECD area
Proposals by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) - now also proposed in the recently approved Senate Bill on Finanicial Reform - to limit larger energy traders' positions, could drive down liquidity in energy markets across the board, causing...
The oil market is facing its own ‘Pearl Harbour’, as a number of factors, ranging from supply tightness, operational disasters such as the BP’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill, ageing refining capabilities and a diminishing oil sector workforce push the...
The interests of trading desks may not always be aligned with the best interests of a vertically integrated company’s assets. Charles Ford discusses some approaches that address this issue
Canadian oil sands could become the top source of US crude oil imports this year, according to a report published on Wednesday (May 19), raising concerns that oversupply of US crude will continue to weigh on prices
The International Energy Agency (IEA) slashes global oil demand for 2009 and 2010, following questions over the health of the global economy, weaker-than-expected data from Asia and the Middle East, and repercussions from the volcanic ash cloud and the...
The full effect of the recent Gulf of Mexico oil spill on US offshore drilling policy remains unclear as the official investigation continues.