Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange (HKMEx) aims to become Asia’s leading commodity exchange. Roderick Bruce discusses the new venture with HKMEx president Albert Helmig, a 35-year commodity market veteran.
Extreme volatility in oil markets has caused hundreds of millions of dollars in losses on airline fuel hedges. At the same time, burgeoning margin calls have forced some to get creative with collateral agreements. How is the airline industry adapting?...
In recent months, Germany's national carrier Lufthansa has faced one of the most challenging operating environments in its history. Its fuel hedging team has played an important role in navigating the firm through turbulent markets, finds Roderick Bruce
Biofuels could become part of the jet-fuel blend in as little as two years and ready for large-scale use by 2015, say experts. Katie Holliday talks to airlines, biofuels experts and carbon traders about the implications for the jet fuel market.
Will the US Department of Energy's stimulus funding provide the financing required by the renewable energy sector?
Recessions usually spell bad news for the environment. Promises of investment in clean energy and sustainable technology wither away as mediocre returns drive investors to count the cost of easing their conscience. But today's burgeoning green sector...
Pauline McCallion investigates the budding opportunities for managing weather risk in the renewable energy sector.
US offshore energy could receive a boost from a newly announced US Federal regulatory scheme. Gregory Lawrence, Mustafa Ostrander and Stephen Smith of McDermott Will & Emery outline the programme
In the second of two articles tracing the beginnings of energy derivatives trading, Roderick Bruce looks at the development of the natural gas and electricity markets in the US and Europe
Joint Implementation (JI) emission reduction projects have so far been overshadowed by the Clean Development Mechanism. Katie Holliday investigates whether there is a future for JI projects post-2012
As part of our 15th Anniversary, Energy Risk rounds up 15 of the most influential and innovative companies currently active in the traded energy markets and profiles their achievements
The challenge of implementing the most suitable ETRM software solutions for energy companies trading and hedging multiple physical commodities in numerous locations has become increasingly daunting. Paul McLean-Thorne and Tim Hughes explore the options
The Waxman-Markey Bill brought the US a step closer to establishing a federal mandate for renewable energy generation. Pauline McCallion looks at the implications for renewable energy credits trading
Deutsche Bank has listed its hedge fund exchange-traded fund on the London Stock Exchange. The listing of the Ucits III compliant ETF, based on the db Hedge Fund Index, which follows the launch of a euro-hedge version on the Xetra Frankfurt in March,...
The economic downturn and fall in commodities prices have left many companies holding contracts that are now unfavourable. Julianne Hughes-Jennett and Alexander Anslow of Lovells discuss when force majeure and other clauses can be used to cancel or renegotiate...
In the first of two articles tracing the beginnings of energy derivatives, Roderick Bruce talks to oil trading pioneers about the market’s formative years
Energy and commodity markets have staged impressive growth in the past 15 years, but there have also been some eye-watering failures along the way. Katie Holliday considers what has been learnt from these catastrophes, and whether derivatives scandals...
Some aspects of the energy markets are unrecognisable from 1994, while other issues remain remarkably similar. Stella Farrington looks at the landscape of 15 years ago and how it has moved on
Point Carbon's Carina Heimdal looks at what people are expecting from the US and global carbon markets up to 2012 and beyond
Not a year has passed since Energy Risk's 1994 launch without M&A activity between energy companies, banks or brokers. Roderick Bruce & Pauline McCallion chart the M&A history that forms today's players
Rachel Morison talks to energy experts about their long-term outlook for the future
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