Energy traders clash with regulators

Following turmoil in the financial markets, improved transparency and energy market regulation was a hot topic for debate at the Emart Energy conference in Geneva.

Essent Trading CEO Paymon Aliabadi said that he expected energy market liquidity to drop in the wake of the credit crunch, as banks reduce their trading positions. He said that, due to the market power of incumbents across the continent, banks played a key role in promoting trade.

“The European markets are not a level playing fiel

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