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  1. US energy firms welcome CFTC tweaks to Dodd-Frank rules

    Such contracts might include a natural gas supply deal between a wholesale supplier and a local electric utility, in which the utility can draw additional volumes in the event of cold winter weather, for example.

  2. The secrets of successful energy trading firms

    Physical traders – including oil majors such as BP and Shell, trading houses such as Switzerland-based Vitol and Glencore, and industrial groups such as Kansas-based Koch Industries – have been able to leverage their knowledge of the physical...

  3. LNG market participants shun Japanese forwards

    The contract is the latest attempt to stimulate derivatives trading in LNG, which is typically shipped under long-term supply agreements linked to the price of oil. While Tokyo Electric Power Company is a member of the exchange, it says it has not...

  4. Financial entity definition worries US utilities

    If they are classified as a financial entity, they would not be able to be classified as an end-user," says Lopa Parikh, director of federal regulatory affairs for energy supply at the Edison Electric Institute, the Washington, DC-based trade...

  5. Google Bringing Wind-Powered Data Center to Oklahoma

    But as a major electricity customer in the state, Google worked with its local utility to secure a new supply of renewable wind energy. Google has unveiled plans to use wind energy to power its new Oklahoma data center.

  6. Search Marketing & the Fine Art of Nexting

    The design is clunky and amateurish, the background graphic looks like something that would fit on a cardboard supply store, and the word “ladies” reminded me of a finishing school. The ladies’ self-defense power words are “realistic, effective...

  7. Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Holds Forum and Track at SES New York 2011

    RTB, DSP, ATD, WTF: Finding Quality in a Sea of Solutions" -- Jay Sears will moderate a discussion with demand side platform leaders about the role demand side platforms play in the digital media supply chain.

  8. Goodzer Launch In-Store Product Search Map for New York City Shoppers

    This is unique because other shopping search engines require store owners to supply product feeds in order to be indexed, which can entail weeks of work to build to the correct spec. Zarutskiy had been perfecting the brick and mortar search...

  9. China homes in on shale gas

    Medium term, if shale gas does have the same effects as in the US in terms of lowering price and increasing supply, then it is likely that there will be increased gas power generation. China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC), the country's largest...

  10. US power markets switch to nodal trading

    These nodes represent supply sources, where power is injected into the system by generators, or demand sources, where power is extracted from the system. ERCOT plans to go nodal by the end of 2010 and the main aim of the design, according to Mike...

  11. Obstacles in the UK power market

    In 2008, Ofgem conducted a review of the UK retail electricity sector, The Energy Supply Probe, which touched on the lack of liquidity in the wholesale market. Impose supply restrictions on the bigger players to limit vertical integration – i.e...

  12. Risk managers debate at Energy Risk USA conference

    Wind enters the supply curve and pushes everything to the right, causing prices to fall,” McNamara said. The next presentation focused on managing price and volatility in the power market. Jacobson interviewed Gary Germeroth, chief risk officer at...

  13. Uncertainty over CFTC position limits

    Ilia Bouchouev, managing director, head of energy derivatives at Koch Supply and Trading, says: "I think position limits are needed to ensure a particular player doesn't become 50% of the market - to make sure exposure is not too concentrated," he...

  14. Hedgers’ dilemma over exchange rules

    Ilia Bouchouev, managing director, global head of energy derivatives at Koch Supply oil may currently be hedging with West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil because it's a more liquid contract. For example, investing in a power plant requires...

  15. Energy companies face up to clearing requirements

    Either we will scare end-users away so they do not hedge at all, or we will force liquidity to concentrate within intermediaries that are less grounded in the fundamental energy supply and demand balance so the market becomes much more volatile.