Energy Risk - 2007-06-01

A cracked barrel?

Debate over the suitability of West Texas Intermediate as a benchmark crude resurfaces regularly, but recent price activity in the US oil contract – which influences the entire energy complex – is causing consternation. David Watkins reports

John Wengler

Entergy’s fun-loving chief risk officer talks to David Watkins about what led him into energy risk management

The smart revolution

The smart grid is well on the way to becoming a reality, with some technologies already changing the economics of power supply. However, customers must be offered risk differentiated pricing for the real benefits of the smart grid to be realised, finds…

An air of uncertainty

As gasoline prices soar, the creaking US refinery system is once more under fire. Although today's healthy margins should encourage new investment, unresolved issues of green regulation appear to be curbing this. David Watkins investigates

Conference calling

This year's Energy Risk USA conference broke the record attendance of last year with more than 330 delegates gathering in Houston to focus on the latest issues in energy risk management. The Energy Risk team brings you some highlights

All change for coal

Increased demand for coal, coupled with changes in its physical flows, have caused a surge in coal price volatility and exponential growth in derivatives trade, writes Guillaume Perret of Perret Associates

The green question

Global carbon tradingPedro Moura-Costa, co founder of EcoSecurities, talks with Oliver Holtaway about his hopes for the future of emissions trading

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