Slow global economic recovery led to weak M&A activity in the global power and utilities sector in the first quarter of 2012, but deal value increased almost 20% from the previous quarter
The extreme weather that hit North America recently has spurred interest in tools designed to hedge weather risk, according to participants speaking at Energy Risk USA
Power trading across the Indian subcontinent is set to grow in size and interconnectivity, according to a GBI Research report
Fragmentation hindering Canada’s electricity market
On Tuesday, US President Barack Obama launched a new initiative aimed at curbing speculation in energy markets, arguing that it would help ease the pain of high gasoline prices. He urged Congress to give the US Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)...
According to data published by the European Commission, the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme was oversupplied with allowances in 2011
Participants are becoming increasingly bearish in their outlook for the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme according to this year's Point Carbon survey
New US EPA rules seek to dethrone old King Coal
Middle distillates to strengthen on supply constraints?
As the boom in North American shale gas production continues to feed an oversupplied market, US natural gas prices sank to 10-year lows last week. Gas consumers are taking a serious look at seizing the opportunity to lock in prices — but remain hesitant...
Fuel oil prices climb amid supply drop and tax hike
Stormy skies ahead for EUAAs amid regulatory risk
The European Parliament's Committee on Industry, Research and Energy has voted for the use of a set-aside under the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme
Investments in commodities are expected to increase in 2012 after dipping last year, with crude oil, gold and copper tipped as best performers, according to a Barclays Capital survey
Refineries in Europe have stepped up their hedging activity in recent months as they take advantage of a recovery in margins, market participants say
The International Emissions Trading Association believes market credibility in the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme could come under threat if a set-aside scheme is implemented
Planned production cuts by US natural gas firms will not be enough to keep natural gas prices supported this year, and analysts say that record storage levels and mild weather could push New York Mercantile Exchange Henry Hub prices below $2 per million...
Saudi Aramco’s new trading unit, Aramco Trading, could become a serious competitor in the refined product space and boost volumes at the Dubai Mercantile Exchange, say analysts
The US rejection of TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline will hinder the development of the Alberta oil sands, while making the option of exporting crude to Asia more attractive for Canada, analysts say
Brent crude's representation in commodity indexes is set to increase as a result of the annual rebalancing of contracts that takes place during this week
What next for carbon markets?
The developing situation in Iran will continue to be the biggest short-term driver of oil prices, as the EU prepares to potentially join the US in sanctions on Iranian crude and the closure of the strategic Strait of Hormuz remains a threat, say oil analysts
On the back of further regulatory approvals, the creation of the largest competitive energy provider in the US is now looming ever closer
Long-term REC off-take deal hedges West coast renewable energy compliance needs out to 2030; RECs demand expected to increase