Energy Risk - Volume 6/Issue 11

Umbrella coverage

Pauline McCallion investigates the budding opportunities for managing weather risk in the renewable energy sector.

Flying into a storm

Extreme volatility in oil markets has caused hundreds of millions of dollars in losses on airline fuel hedges. At the same time, burgeoning margin calls have forced some to get creative with collateral agreements. How is the airline industry adapting? By…

Green skies ahead?

Biofuels could become part of the jet-fuel blend in as little as two years and ready for large-scale use by 2015, say experts. Katie Holliday talks to airlines, biofuels experts and carbon traders about the implications for the jet fuel market.

Steering out of turbulence

In recent months, Germany's national carrier Lufthansa has faced one of the most challenging operating environments in its history. Its fuel hedging team has played an important role in navigating the firm through turbulent markets, finds Roderick Bruce

Dry bulk market's revival

The dry bulk freight market is showing increasing volatility after slumping earlier in the year. Peter Norfolk of SSY looks at the reasons why

Market questions UNG's influence

The US Natural Gas Fund (UNG), an exchange-traded fund (ETF) that tracks the prompt-month US natural gas price by buying Nymex futures and Nymex / ICE Henry Hub swaps, has caused controversy by building up a large market position.

Could energy follow finance into meltdown?

Energy companies aspiring to gain Tier I status have long emulated the banking model, in which trading is the repository for pricing and the management of market risk. In light of what has happened to many banks, should energy companies be adopting this…

Bright futures

Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange (HKMEx) aims to become Asia’s leading commodity exchange. Roderick Bruce discusses the new venture with HKMEx president Albert Helmig, a 35-year commodity market veteran.

Realising operational efficiency

Energy trading companies face special challenges in running automated and efficient operations due to the rapid rate of change endemic to markets. David Foti presents principles that can drive efficiency

Profile: Spectron's John Evans

John Evans, UK electricity market pioneer and business development director at Spectron Group, discusses the past, present and future of the European energy markets with Roderick Bruce.

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