Energy Risk - Volume1/No3

Nuclear stockpile

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has come under fire for not adequately monitoring the decommissioning funds of nuclear power plants. But the NRC says the criticism is unwarranted. By Paul Lyon

Banks grab distressed UK assets

Six European banks intend to buy around 10GW of distressed UK power assets usingfinancial instruments. But their main rival, MMC, says hard cash is needed towin the UK market. By James Ockenden

The future of freight

The Baltic Exchange has recently shelved plans to offer freight derivatives,yet rising freight rates should aid the development of the embryonic forwardfreight agreement market. By Paul Lyon

Modernisingprice reporting

Recent investigations have seriously affected the voluntary reporting of energy price data. Now, the market is ready to move on. Edison Electric Institute’s Richard McMahon gives his organisation’s views on the future operation of indexes

Brokers look toshow their worth

Brokers are increasingly looking to provide energy price data. The choice may be wider, but are energy firms getting the credible data and analysis they need for intelligent price forecasts? Joe Marsh reports

Capital calculations

The latest Committee of Chief Risk Officers white paper offers capital adequacy guidelines for energy merchants. But why should energy firms perform these calculations? Glyn Holton asks whether the CCRO has missed the point

Weathering the storm

Natural gas markets are thought to be one of the most sensitive to changes inthe weather, but how much do other factors affect price movements? MaryAshleyHall , energy market specialist with Fame, looks at some tried and tested methodsof managing weather…

Protection treaty

Matthew Saunders , of law firm DLA, introduces the bilateral investment treaty which, though often overlooked, can be an effective method of affording legal protection for energy investments and minimising energy project risk

In pursuit of the eurobarrel

The markets say they do not want oil prices in euros. But denominating internationalcrude prices in euros is a political ambition the European Union seems determinedto pursue – starting with Russia. MariaKielmas reports

Jean-Marc Bonnefous

Jean-Marc Bonnefous, BNP Paribas’ global head of commodity derivatives, says his unique division will keep it ahead of the game. By Paul Lyon

’Tis the season...

Abstract: Aurelian Tröndle presents a general framework for modelling prices of storable and non-storableenergy assets, which sheds light on different market fundamentals, and showshow energy market volatility is seasonal and anything but stable. The…

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