Energy Risk - Volume7/No4

Pulling in different directions

Can Opec ever achieve harmonised foreign investment rules? Maria Kielmas talks to former Algerian energy minister Nordine Aït Laoussine – who says it will never work – and to harmonisation’s biggest supporter and architect Bernard Mommer, special adviser…

Courses for Californian water resources

No discussion about the state of the energy industry is complete without mentioning the Californian power crisis. Catherine Lacoursière interviews Pete Garris, acting deputy director of the California Energy Resources Scheduling division (CERS) at the…

APB Energy’s winning formula

Kentucky-based APB Energy is one of the leading energy brokerage firms in North America. It has maintained its growth despite Enron fallout, perhaps due to its diverse range of services and locations. Kevin Foster reports

The value of volatility

Brett Humphreys and Tim Essaye seek out the best method for calculating volatility by comparing different measures, and find that complex approaches aren’t necessarily the best ones to use

Unleaded prices feel the heat

Data management and analytics specialist FAME Information Services looks at the effect the US driving season is having on US gasoline prices, taking into account various factors – in particular, the big impact of higher crude oil prices this summer

Building a bridge to Var

Value-at-risk (Var) is a technique often applied to the energy industry. But there are limitations to its use. Here, Leslie McNew aims to bring these limitations to light, and thereby give practitioners confidence in the use of Var

Rating agencies raise the bar

Confidence in energy traders has never been lower, and the metrics the rating agencies apply to their business are changing. James Ockenden assesses the damage

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