Energy Risk - Volume7/No11

Blurring the lines

A turf war between Atlanta’s IntercontinentalExchange and the New York Mercantile Exchange reveals a shift in the traditional role of over-the-counter brokers and exchanges, finds Catherine Lacoursière

Making the grade

As credit risk is now a major concern in the energy industry, EPRM takes a look at CreditGrades, a risk measurement tool from risk analytics firm RiskMetrics

US pipelines follow the market

Todd Shipman of credit rating firm Standard & Poor’s finds that pipeline companies in the US will face more market risk than regulatory risk in the coming year

Enough’s enough

Brett Humphreys takes the guesswork out of determining how many simulations are needed to calculate value-at-risk

Crude oil takes a double hit

Mark Powell of GlobalView Software looks at how crude prices are being affected by the impending war with Iraq and the general strike in Venezuela

US gas market challenges

A new report from the investigative office of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission finds that competitive natural gas markets in the US are robust, but warns of challenges ahead. Kevin Foster reports

Coal on the rocks

Faced with liquidity problems, falling volumes and uncertainty over the accuracy of price data, coal trading has had many of the same difficulties as the natural gas and power sectors over the past year. How can it get back on its feet, asks Kevin Foster

Structured finance caught off-balance

Efforts by energy and finance professionals to stress the difference between legitimate off-balance-sheet entities and Enron’s opaque devices have had little impact, as US regulators rush to clean up structured finance. Maria Kielmas reports

A clear market leader

How will SunGard’s acquisition of rival vendor Caminus change the market for energy risk management software? Kevin Foster reports

Exchanging blows

Conflict in the US and growth in Europe marked another turbulent year for energy exchanges. Kevin Foster casts an eye back over 2002

A decision model for selling park and loan services

The park and loan model is useful for gas storages and pipelines. The concept can be applied to many ‘when to sell’-type decisions. Here, Huagang ‘Hugh’ Li considers selling park and loan services as a financial and statistical decision on revenue and…

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