Many commodity traders are worried about potential political interference in markets and prices as France’s Nicolas Sarkozy and US President Barack Obama call for regulation of the sector.
California's decision to delay carbon trading compliance until 2013 “will give the cap-and-trade programme it’s best chance of success”, says AB 32 co-sponsor
Experts question whether the nascent spot market for liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Asia could disappear if excess supply replaces nuclear in Germany and Japan
Brenda Boultwood of Constellation Energy talks about her approach to Enterprise Risk Management and stress testing
Michael Cosgrove of GFI Energy talks position limits, real-time reporting and collateral posting
Alejandro Gonzalez, senior commodities risk manager at the chemicals giant BASF, spoke at Energy Risk USA 2011 in Houston about his approach to hedging in a volatile environment
Karthik Rajan, senior director, strategy portfolio and risk management group at IPR-GDF Suez North America, discusses how elements of commodity risk management can be integrated into the valuation of long-term wind power portfolios
Citigroup commodities head Rodney Malcolm discusses the natural gas market, focusing on how liquefied natural gas (LNG) and shale gas production are likely to impact regional markets and the global gas market
More demand for trading systems from Middle East expected as Aramco Trading selects ETRM system
Dodd-Frank deadline exemptions should limit market disruption, but more clarity on rules and timings needed, says CFTC commissioner Scott O’Malia
Energy market participants have expressed doubt that European position limits proposals will achieve reductions in market volatility, and warned of unintended consequences for end-users' risk management
Healthy trading volumes and auction interest bode well for the BritNed interconnector, say European power market participants. Anna Reitman looks at the prospect of a spot market
North American power supply expected to meet demand this summer as Texas system faces increased scrutiny after winter outages
US oil & gas price fraud committee to probe trader and investor activity
Rising commodity prices pose the biggest risk to recovery after the 2008 global financial crisis, according to a risk.net poll
Low power demand and gas prices drive further US power consolidation as companies try to increase margins through cost reductions
Price differentials make LNG exports viable but price future risk could hamper projects; credit-worthy partner is key
Oil and oil products markets buffeted by tsunami
Government boost to nat gas use could have longer-term price impact, or may not lower energy prices at all: analysts
Air China will seek simpler hedging strategies when its current contracts expire. Meanwhile, other airlines in Asia are taking differing approaches to hedging, with some risking big profit losses by staying completely unhedged.
Known for their high volatility and extreme sensitivity to natural and geopolitical factors, soft commodities are nonetheless being added to the mix of structured products on offer
BritNed is the first electricity interconnector between the two countries and has a capacity of 1000MW which can flow in either direction depending on relative supply and demand.
High natural gas supply, weak prices to continue; non-investment grade producers to suffer as current hedges roll off
Californian carbon cap-and-trade scheme suffers legal set-back on road to 2012 start date