The next stages of creating an integrated European electricity market should focus on the intra-day market, direct current cables and preparing trading strategies post-2014, say panellists at Energy Risk Europe
Industry estimates of clearing costs met with scepticism
In recent years, speculation in oil markets has been associated with price falls more than price rises, but speculative activity is transforming the oil market into an asset play subject to new macroeconomic influences, says Leo Drollas, chief economist...
US-based trading firm bullish on the potential for energy trading in the Philippines
Experts say appeal is unlikely – and CFTC must prove commodity market speculation before re-proposing limits
Use of put spreads in oil hedging programme leaves Mexico dangerously exposed to low oil prices if global economy sinks
The decision by Ice to speed up the transition of its cleared OTC energy contracts to futures reflects regulatory uncertainty, and is likely to be replicated by other exchanges, says CFTC commissioner
The extraterritorial impact of the US Dodd-Frank could be sidestepped by Asian players opting to conduct swap trades with players outside of the regulation’s orbit
Growing exports of liquefied natural gas from North America and a more globalised gas market will lead the US’s Henry Hub price benchmark to become the long-term driver of natural gas prices in Europe and east Asia, according to analysts from Citi
Japan’s decision last week to remove nuclear energy from the country’s fuel mix by 2040, is set to significantly increase the country’s short-term demand for fossil fuels, especially liquefied natural gas, say analysts
Falling iron ore prices are ramping up market liquidity to the extent that hedge funds are entering the market as a China proxy
Old US ban on crude exports receives fresh scrutiny
Australia and the EU have made plans to link their carbon trading scheme from 2015 and Australia will drop its controversial carbon floor price.
UK energy companies have received clarity on some sections of the government's Electricity Market Reform but questions remain for other areas.
European firm looks to capitalise on increasing demand for palm oil hedging
The collapse of Peregrine Financial Group, which comes just nine months after the bankruptcy of MF Global, has raised the pressure on US regulators to boost protection of customer funds held by futures commission merchants
Future of European shale gas market on shaky ground?
Duke-Progress deal a win for alliances, nuclear power
Australia’s carbon scheme takes it first step but future development remains uncertain due to political risk.
Signing of decree by Rio de Janeiro governor is delayed – causing some to suspect lobbying efforts by those opposed to the scheme may have worked
Credit Suisse has released a research note today that highlights the potential for oil prices to fall to levels last seen during the 2008 crisis
A report commissioned by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (Ercot) has recommended that the state increase its maximum peak power price in order to spur investment in new generation capacity and lower the risk of blackouts
Move follows merger with Exelon Corporation. Risk management at the combined company will now be run by Exelon CRO, Joseph Glace
Analyst forecasts of how the reversal of the Seaway pipeline will affect the West Texas Intermediate-Brent spread vary widely. Jay Maroo reports