Reliant bows out of energy trading

Houston-based Reliant Energy has exited the energy derivatives trading market as a result of an $80 million trading loss it suffered at the end of February.

Credit watch

Risk management and analytics firm RiskMetrics gives this month’s analysis of energy companies’ credit quality using its CreditGrades tool

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

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

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

Entergy Koch enters Spanish power market

US energy trader Entergy Koch Trading (EKT) has started to trade derivatives in the Spanish power market. The move will enhance EKT’s cross-commodity capabilities across power and weather, and will add to cross-border trading activities, an EKT…

Dynegy exits trading and cuts jobs

Dynegy became the latest big-name US energy company to confirm its withdrawal from the worldwide energy-trading arena in October, as attempts to find a partner for its trading business failed.

OpenLink introduces Swift messaging capability

OpenLink, a New York-based trading and risk management software company, has released its Open Settlement Solution - an integrated Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (Swift) messaging capability for its Findur system. Evaluating…

Grim outlook for energy merchants, says S&P

The future of many US energy merchants hinges on their ability to maintain adequate levels of liquidity over the next several months, according to Standard & Poor’s. Although some energy firms with trading operations are making progress on asset sales,…

Dynegy ponders future of trading business

Dynegy, the Houston-based energy company that has seen its share price plunge by 98% over the past year, yesterday said it is considering “strategic options” for its risk management business, including the creation of an independently rated joint venture…

Ethical rules needed to boost energy sector

Energy companies in the US and Europe should work together to establish rules for ethical behaviour to restore confidence in the energy sector and boost the liberalisation process, according to Janine McArdle, managing director of Aquila Europe.

Dynegy joins TradeSpark online trading platform

Houston-based energy company Dynegy has become a partner in TradeSpark, the online energy trading platform. The firm has linked its own proprietary trading system, Dynegy Direct, to TradeSpark as part of the deal.

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