Energy Risk - 2009-04-07

The Last Contango

Oil prices have remained in the doldrums so far this year, but the market took a surprising turn as it slipped into a contango at the end of 2008 that has so far remained in place. Pauline McCallion examines its causes and speaks to analysts about…

Sovereign hedging lessons

Oil-hedging losses at Sri Lankan state-owned refinery Ceylon Petroleum Corporation are a lesson in the proper use of derivatives. By Joe Marsh

Aluminium canned

Aluminium prices hit a seven-year low in March. Is there any bullish news for the market? Roderick Bruce finds out

Don’t count on it

There is still much confusion over when, or whether, the US will adopt IFRS. Pauline McCallion looks at the latest timetable

An overarching framework

Details of the EU’s third energy package have finally been agreed and creation of umbrella agency ACER looks to be on track. Rachel Morison investigates

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