Energy Risk - Energy Risk July 2010 issue

Gap between PR on safety & reality hit BP

BP has been accused of negligence and arrogance following the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Alex Davis examines the central role energy sector reputational risk management must now play

Asian demand spurs commodities boom

Asian demand for commodities continues to be insatiable. Alex Davis looks at how western investment banks are looking to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the growth

US power markets switch to nodal trading

Several North American power market system operators have switched to a nodal system in recent years in search of greater market transparency, more granular and accurate pricing and the ability to manage congestion more precisely. Pauline McCallion looks…

The slow growth of the carbon offsets market

Despite the integral role played by forests in efforts to combat global warming, the market for forest-based carbon offsets has been slow to develop. Katie Holliday talks to experts about how this landscape is now changing

Obstacles in the UK power market

An uncertain landscape for the UK power market is discouraging the participation of smaller electricity companies and preventing the development of healthy liquidity levels, say experts. Katie Holliday investigates the market’s prospects

Managing change in energy markets

Adapting to change is essential for companies in the ever-evolving energy markets. Risk managers are well placed to take a leading role in change management. Jay Jayasuriya and Julie Shochat of Enite set out a change management plan

Risk managers debate at Energy Risk USA conference

Energy risk managers from across North America convened at Energy Risk’s annual US conference in May to discuss the many challenges currently facing the sector, including derivatives regulation and carbon market growth, as Pauline McCallion reports

Overview of US regulatory reforms

US legislators are shoring up a range of sweeping financial regulations to tighten derivatives trading. Pauline McCallion provides an overview to the regulatory changes in the pipeline

Uncertainty over CFTC position limits

A new position limits regime for energy trading in the US could have a significant impact on the sector. Pauline McCallion examines the proposals and finds out about the potential implications for energy players

Energy firms face capital adequacy squeeze

Impending regulation changes will have a profound impact on the operational side of the energy markets as energy companies face capital adequacy issues. Lianna Brinded investigates how companies will cope and what repercussions the changes will have on…

Shake-up ahead for financial technology

With a raft of financial market reforms set to alter the landscape of energy and commodities trading by the end of the year, Lianna Brinded takes a look at how financial technology needs to develop in order to keep up with regulatory changes

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