Energy Risk - 2009-04-06

Measure for measure

Claims that the WTI price benchmark has become ineffective have led some in the oil industry to call for a new US marker for sour crude. Roderick Bruce measures industry reaction and the potential for a global sour crude benchmark

Trading positions

Energy Risk catches up with the latest appointments, promotions and departures in global commodity markets

Last of the big spenders?

European M&A activity will shift from mega-mergers to smaller acquisitions this year and firms will start to look further afield for deals. Katie Holliday reports

Marc Mourre

To celebrate its 15th anniversary, Energy Risk is talking with industry veterans who have been instrumental in shaping today's energy markets. This month Marc Mourre, managing director and vice-chairman of commodities at Morgan Stanley, talks with Stella…

Q&A - Galena Asset Management - Ready to launch

Backed by commodity trading giant Trafigura, Galena Asset Management is launching an oil-focused energy derivatives fund to add to its existing metals and special situations funds. Roderick Bruce meets fund manager Claude Lixi to find out more

Expropriation - A very real risk

Expropriation or forced government renegotiation is a big risk for oil companies that is likely to increase in times of lower oil prices. Randel Young and Richard Devine look at how to safeguard against the worst effects

Meeting the credit challenge

The US power industry needs investment of up to $2 trillion by 2020, writes Richard McMahon of EEI. He urges dialogue between utilities and regulators to ensure effective credit policies are developed

Oil Storage Data - Taking Stock

Volatile prices and perceived problems with WTI as a benchmark have triggered renewed calls for weekly European stock data to supplement US data. An EC directive is currently being discussed, but not everyone is in favour of this, finds Rachel Morison

Smart thinking

Updating ageing power transmission infrastructure with smart grid technology must be a top priority if the US is to meet growing demand while fully harnessing the potential of renewable energy. By Pauline McCallion

Trading spreads

Ray Eyles, JP Morgan's CEO for European commodities, a 20-year market veteran, speaks to Roderick Bruce about the bank's continued expansion in commodity markets during challenging times for the banking sector

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