Stella Farrington

Stella Farrington

Senior writer

Stella Farrington is a London-based senior writer on the commodities desk of, covering risk management, trading and regulation in regard to companies in the energy and commodity derivatives markets. She has more than 15 years’ experience of reporting on the physical and financial energy markets. During that time, Stella has followed the development and evolution of the markets as they responded to the different influences of the time, from the 2001 collapse of Enron to the Gulf War in 2003 and the 2008 financial crisis, which spawned the current draft of derivatives regulation.

Previously, Stella was the editor of Energy Risk for eight years, starting in 2005. Before that she was a reporter on the energy desk at Dow Jones Newswires for five years.

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Articles by Stella Farrington

Coal derivatives market fosters burning ambition

Increased attention from both traders and hedgers is providing a boost to the coal derivatives market, say participants, fuelling the success of the API 8 index linked to Chinese coal imports and stimulating further product development efforts elsewhere…

Off-the-shelf ETRM software taking off, survey reveals

Off-the-shelf energy trading and risk management (ETRM) systems are more popular than ever before, according to Energy Risk’s annual software survey. However, companies say they still require significant customisation and rarely meet all their ETRM needs…

UK power special report

UK Electricity Market Reform will have major ramifications for power market participants. Stella Farrington explores the likely impact

Concerns remain on plans to bolster UK renewables via CFDs

The UK government hopes to deliver a healthy boost to low-carbon generation through a market for contracts-for-difference. While electricity market participants are upbeat about the proposals, there are lingering concerns about how effective it will be…

Capacity market set to provide UK's back-up plan

An important part of UK Electricity Market Reform is the launch of a capacity market, with the first auction due to take place in December 2014. Despite initial opposition, market participants have gradually come around to the idea. Stella Farrington…

EMR heralds greater government intervention in UK power

UK Electricity Market Reform, which is set to come into effect in July, will introduce a level of government intervention not seen in the country’s power market since the early 1990s. The impact will be felt by UK power firms and could ripple across…

Energy firms find Emir thresholds too close for comfort

The European Market Infrastructure Regulation will force non-financial counterparties to clear trades in over-the-counter derivatives once they reach a set of notional thresholds. And despite their original expectations, many energy companies could be…

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