Energy Risk - 2008-01-01

Mercurial talents

Led by oil traders Marco Dunand and Daniel Jaeggi, Mercuria Energy Group's turnover has grown fivefold in only three years. Roderick Bruce talks to Dunand, Mercuria's head of global trading, about the company's rapid expansion and its plans for 2008 and…

Transmission possible?

US grid operators are hoping that a new stance on transmission planning will act as a hedge against an uncertain energy future. Yet such a strategy comes with its own challenges, writes Elisa Wood

The globalisation of gas

Change could be afoot for the US natural gas market as US imports of LNG grow. Neil O’Hara looks at the short- to medium-term price drivers for US natural gas

Emissions trading in New Zealand

The recent policy framework put forward for New Zealand's emissions trading scheme (ETS) make it the most ambitious and stringent scheme yet proposed worldwide, but concerns over implementation have sparked fierce debate, finds Roderick Bruce

Foster Smith

Foster Smith, head of US gas and power trading at JP Morgan, tells David Watkins his fast-track career path is par for the course in commodities

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