Despite a growing will to liberalise power markets in India, progress has been slow so far. However, regulatory changes are finally moving the market towards better transparency and competition, finds Katie Holliday
Uncertainty has plagued the US power sector since the financial crisis. Although many believe an economic recovery is in sight, forecasting load growth continues to be a headache for those looking to manage risk in this market. Pauline McCallion reports
The development of shale gas production in the US is expected to change the face of the natural gas sector but could it make similar waves in the US oil production industry? Pauline McCallion examines the outlook for US shale oil
With China’s seemingly unstoppable growth in oil demand fuelling speculation that it can only rise further this year, Lianna Brinded investigates how this will impact global supply and change trading relationships
Although South Africa is a major commodity producer, activity by local investors in commodities is minor compared with other markets. While there are efforts to stimulate greater interest, these are being hampered by foreign exchange controls.
As international oil companies wade into Iraq, forecasts for Iraqi production now stand as high as 10 million b/d within the decade. However political uncertainty and poor infrastructure leads analysts to caution against relying on Iraq as the next hope...
With China widely blamed for the failure of Copenhagen, some experts believe CDM investors could now shun the country in favour of India and Brazil, or that the EU may even take action again Chinese CDM certificates, creating a two-tier market. Lianna...
The CDM market in India has boomed since its 2007 inception, but its development has been dogged by both domestic and international regulatory uncertainty. Katie Holliday looks at the challenges faced by the Indian CDM market and asks whether it has a...
Privately owned energy trading company Gunvor is the third largest crude oil trader in the world after Glencore and Vitol. It has recently expanded into other energy markets. Paymon Aliabadi, managing director of Gunvor’s global energy group, talks...
Carbon trading volumes boomed in 2009, but price declines meant the total value of trades was down modestly. Following the disappointing Copenhagen summit, what hope is there for new life in the carbon markets? Peter Madigan reports
Rachel Morison concludes her two-part series by looking at the impact of smart grids on supply and demand fundamentals and possible changes to the traded markets
After numerous disputes with its neighbours, Russia is looking beyond Europe for more reliable gas consumers. But with worldwide production on the up, Europe also has other options. Lianna Brinded asks whether Russia can afford to turn its back on the...
The dry freight FFA market has undergone significant changes in the past two years, with a marked increase in clearing and financial players. Participants are now looking at how potentially tighter OTC regulation may impact trading. By Pauline McCallion
HSBC topped the precious metals categories of this year’s commodity rankings, swapping places with runner-up and last year’s winner UBS in a gold-dominated 12 months. Société Générale maintained its dominance in base metals, while Goldman Sachs...
The 2010 Risk/Energy Risk Commodity Rankings reveal which companies have been able to prosper despite the difficult conditions of 2009. Lianna Brinded analyses the results and talks to key market participants about their views
Eric Thrane is chief executive of Nord Pool, Europe’s largest marketplace for physical and financial power contracts
In the second of a series of in-depth features looking at power markets in Europe, Rachel Morison examines the strengths of the Nordic market as a model for the rest of Europe and finds out what lessons can be learnt
CE2 completes $10 million forestry aggregation project
The modernisation of the European power industry through smart grids could transform electricity supply and demand but there is still a long way to go. In the first of a two-part series, Rachel Morison looks behind the hype at what smart grid really means
Natural gas shale plays in Canada and the US look set to skew the traditional supply and demand dynamics between the two countries. Pauline McCallion looks at the implications and potential alternative routes to market for Canada
In a bid to make Canada a global leader in emissions reduction technology, government support for carbon capture & storage research and development is beginning to bear fruit, finds Pauline McCallion
With Canadian oil sands production set to grow, albeit at a reduced rate, will the current and planned pipeline infrastructure in North America be fit for purpose? Pauline McCallion finds out
In this introduction to Energy Risk’s series on European power markets, Rachel Morison and Katie Holliday look at cross-border integration in Europe, with a focus on the latest market coupling initiatives, asking what’s needed to extend the initiative...
Greater correlation between UK and US natural gas prices is reflecting a shift in global supply and demand fundamentals, which could offer significant new arbitrage opportunities for traders. Pauline McCallion finds out if such a change could be permanent