Energy Risk - Volume 7/Issue 7

Oil supply outlook: Nigeria

An uptick in Nigerian oil production at the end of 2009 led to hopes of greater supply stability. However, with political uncertainty looming and attacks on oil facilities on the rise again, Lianna Brinded asks experts if they are still optimistic for…

Natural gas: a story of surplus

Oversupply in the natural gas market looks set to keep prices soft in the near term. Pauline McCallion speaks to the experts about the price outlook for this year and next and what that means for the arbitrage with oil

US power market concern over FERC credit reforms

The US FERC’s recent move to standardise credit policies across the US power market has led some participants to question the application of a ‘one size fits all’ approach across the organised wholesale markets. Pauline McCallion reports

Tackling the credit insurance challenge

Credit insurance was one of the main risks for energy buyers in 2009 and looks set to stick around in 2010. Wayne Mitchell, head of corporate sales at npower, discusses how using an energy-trading approach can help energy suppliers and customers manage…

New approaches to energy credit risk management

The aftermath of the financial crisis led to some innovative approaches to tackling energy credit risk. Pauline McCallion looks at developments and asks whether proposed US and European regulation will help or hinder innovation in this space

New regulation could open up French power market

A slow response to the EU’s liberalisation directive has left the French power market lagging behind some European markets in terms of liquidity, but recent regulatory proposals are set to open up the market and may spell the end of regulated tariffs…

Video Q&A: GFI’s Michael Cosgrove on carbon markets

Michael Cosgrove, head of commodities and energy brokerage, North America at GFI Group – which launched its North America Environmental Products Group just over four months ago – talks to Pauline McCallion about his outlook for US carbon trading

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