Companies cautious on hedging in headline-driven energy markets: consultants

Downward price pressure from mild weather and the eurozone crisis is further discouraging corporates to hedge at this time and risk locking in higher prices. However, uncertainty over Iran has been keeping oil prices buoyed so far this year. The possibility of sanctions disrupting Iranian supply, the fourth largest in the world, has helped keep Brent futures at an all-time high average of $111 a barrel in 2011, according to research by Barclays Capital.

"We're seeing quite a drop-off in volume

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact info@risk.net or view our subscription options here: http://subscriptions.risk.net/subscribe

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact info@risk.net to find out more.

Sorry, our subscription options are not loading right now

Please try again later. Get in touch with our customer services team if this issue persists.

New to Risk.net? View our subscription options

If you already have an account, please sign in here.

Register

Want to know what’s included in our free membership? Click here

This address will be used to create your account

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a Risk.net account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account here: