Michigan's Crystal Flash struggles with basis risk and volatile weather
New York-based environmental broker benefits from expansion into energy markets
Smart risk management helped push Qantas back into the black in 2014
Low volatility and industry consolidation reduce need to hedge
Delta Air Lines sees fewer counterparties for bilateral trades
A push to eliminate fuel subsidies across much of Africa, the Middle East and Asia is raising interest in the use of commodity hedging by governments as a way of containing social unrest. But it remains a challenge to get sovereign commodity hedging…
By Vincent Kaminski
Austrian Airlines risk manager argues fuel hedging delays firms' adaptation to higher costs and should be avoided
Africa leads the trend towards fuel subsidies removal
Kwame Okyere-Mensuo, technical adviser at Ghana’s Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, talks about the country’s pioneering import hedging programme, as well as the hedging of output from the Jubilee field
Air China will seek simpler hedging strategies when its current contracts expire. Meanwhile, other airlines in Asia are taking differing approaches to hedging, with some risking big profit losses by staying completely unhedged.
Israel’s national airline tightens up on the way it hedges jet fuel risk and currency movements
Malaysian Airlines (MAS) reduced its jet fuel hedging capacity amid uncertain price movements
The price volatility seen in energy markets in recent years has had a big impact on the bottom line of many airlines, both in the form of higher prices as well as hedging losses. Pauline McCallion speaks to industry participants about the outlook for…
With commodity market conditions seemingly ripe for consumer hedging, Lianna Brinded looks at whether there has been a recent uptick in consumer hedging activity
Energy companies are looking to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) for more clues about the future regulatory landscape after the US Congress set the stage last week for a wide-ranging overhaul of derivatives regulation
The debate over derivatives regulation could provide momentum for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to impose position limits on energy trading proposed in January.
In a joint announcement yesterday, US President Barack Obama and secretary of the interior Ken Salazar disclosed further details of efforts to strengthen energy security.
Airlines with fleets of unencumbered aircraft are starting to use them instead of cash as collateral required for large margin calls in derivatives trades, such as fuel hedges.
The big oil-hedging losses at Sri Lankan state-owned refiner Ceylon Petroleum Corporation provide another salutary lesson in the proper use of derivatives. Is the situation reflective of state-owned energy companies as a group? By Joe Marsh
British Airways' Group treasurer, George Stinnes, talks to Alexander Campbell