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
Former RBS Sempra Commodities business closed just 11 months after acquisition
Long-term price risk management deals are becoming more popular with utilities and regulators as a way to lock in low natural gas prices
Singapore is moving closer to the creation of an electricity futures market, according to comments made by the head of the national energy regulator.
With the UK's power sector estimated to need some £200 billion ($317 billion) worth of investment in the next 10-15 years, much is riding on the Electricity Market Reform, which so far lacks detail, say top power executives
EC committed to providing clarity on supply and trade transparency rules, says DG Energy policy expert
Clarifications on two sets of data transparency rules for European energy markets are in the works, according to European Commission policy expert
A new alphabet soup of financial services and energy market regulations are making firms nervous about their ability to comply, said panellists at Energy Risk's Central and Eastern Europe conference
A potential revenue stream will open up over the next few years for energy-intensive corporations in the UK to sell back-up power to fill supply gaps left by retired plants, says RWE npower
Ferc to re-examine wider impact of California power crisis