Geopolitical tension is propping up the oil market, even as a shaky global economy threatens to sap demand. Analysts offer Alexander Osipovich their views on oil prices in 2012
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While shale gas has been a game-changer in the US markets, its impact has been more muted in Europe, with environmental concerns preventing fracking in several countries. Jay Maroo looks at the future of shale gas in Europe and asks how big an impact...
Demand for gas in Europe is set to increase in the coming years benefiting today’s most liquid hubs, say respondents to a survey carried out by Energy Risk and Baringa Partners. By Stella Farrington with comment from Nick Tallantyre
Strong iron ore demand is expected to keep capesize prices afloat this year, although some choppiness is forecast. Jay Maroo reports on what that means for the forward freight agreement market in 2012
Marginal oil, with its greater risks and higher cost of production, will exert more influence on oil prices as it moves to becoming 10% of global supply by 2035. Gillian Carr reports
Carbon prices have plunged in both Europe and the US recently as the fragile global economy takes its toll. However, interest in green markets remains relatively unscathed, with voluntary emissions and biomass markets ones to watch in 2012, writes Pauline...
The recent legal changes relating to the renewables energy sector in Italy, which will retroactively cancel all industry incentives, has caused strong opposition from energy players. Catia Tomasetti and Gabriele Malgeri outline the changes
In response to industry fears of a collateral crunch, regulators have revised the proposed rules on margining for uncleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.You can find out more by downloading this white paper here.
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