Energy Risk - Volume 7/Issue 5

Iraq: the new hope for oil supply security?

As international oil companies wade into Iraq, forecasts for Iraqi production now stand as high as 10 million b/d within the decade. However political uncertainty and poor infrastructure leads analysts to caution against relying on Iraq as the next hope…

What next for hedge funds in energy?

Hedge funds, which fled the energy markets post-financial crisis, began returning steadily in the second half of 2009. However the influx stopped abruptly at the start of this year. Rachel Morison looks at what’s next for energy hedge funds in the short…

Piecing things together post-Copenhagen

Abyd Karmali, global head of carbon markets at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, gives Pauline McCallion a first-hand account of the December 2009 UN climate change talks, discussing the likely future impact on global carbon markets

Where to now for the carbon markets?

The Copenhagen climate talks, widely dismissed as a failure, did achieve certain things. Olga Gassan-zade and Kristian Tangen of Point Carbon analyse what the conference means for emissions trading from here

Indian CDM: does it have a future?

The CDM market in India has boomed since its 2007 inception, but its development has been dogged by both domestic and international regulatory uncertainty. Katie Holliday looks at the challenges faced by the Indian CDM market and asks whether it has a…

European power: Achieving transparency in Germany

Energy Risk’s series on European power markets focuses this month on Germany, Europe’s biggest power market and one of the best examples of market transparency. Rachel Morison looks at what can be learnt from it

Q&A: Gunvor's Paymon Aliabadi

Privately owned energy trading company Gunvor is the third largest crude oil trader in the world after Glencore and Vitol. It has recently expanded into other energy markets. Paymon Aliabadi, managing director of Gunvor’s global energy group, talks to…

Placing the UK's green energy

The UK’s ambitious renewable energy targets raise questions about how new electricity generators will be connected to the grid and how costs should be spread between system operators and generators. Neil Cornelius and Etienne Gabel look at the latest…

Turning points: John Hattenberger

John Hattenberger, managing director of Gazprom Marketing & Trading USA, speaks to Pauline McCallion about the defining moments of his career within the natural gas sector

Energy Risk's Software Survey and Rankings 2010

Over two-thirds of the respondents to Energy Risk’s 2010 Software Survey say they will be investing in new systems this year, despite the economic downturn. The survey also reveals which systems are preferred by industry participants. Lianna Brinded…

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