Opinion on Wholesale Energy in Europe

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CommentWire
CommentWire

Alkane Energy: expansion offers wholesale competition prospects

Renewable power specialist Alkane Energy is to expand its capacity from 20MW to 50MW in the UK. Third party generation is critical to competition in the wholesale and retail markets, encouraging the expansion of suppliers which may not necessarily be able to invest in upstream assets.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Apr 2009
CommentWire
CommentWire

All Islands Electricity Plan: local communities must buy in to wind farms

Nearly a quarter of the UK's electricity generation capacity needs to be replaced by 2020. This requires investments of some GBP100bn by 2020 for power plants alone. At the same time, it seems that the UK might miss its 2020 targets for renewable energy. Building wind farms in Ireland could boost the Irish economy, and the UK could import green power, but only if local communities do not object.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Jun 2011
Expert View
Expert View

Allegations of energy price manipulation: changes afoot?

UK energy prices are a hot political issue and suggestions that the wholesale gas market is being manipulated are only fueling the controversy. The price reporting agencies, which interpret the market, are facing challenges to their entrenched position.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Feb 2013
CommentWire
CommentWire

Another 10 years of Norwegian gas for the UK

A 10-year GBP13bn agreement with Statoil, starting in 2015, will see 50 billion cubic meters of gas transported to the UK. The deal is a good move as it reduces UK dependence on Russian gas through European interconnectors. It is a shame, however, that Centrica is not investing more in the UK's North Sea oil and gas reserves, generating much needed tax revenue.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Nov 2011
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Expert View

Attitudes and expectations towards the oil market are shifting

Against a backdrop of increasing uncertainty over oil prices, authorities in the UK and US have met with the relevant parties to discuss potential alterations to the regulatory commodity trading environment. In the US, the Commodities and Futures Trading Commission is considering limits on oil trading positions, but such a policy may seem over-zealous once an upswing takes hold.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Aug 2009
CommentWire
CommentWire

Barclays Capital: a chance to make money from thin air?

Barclays Capital has announced that it is to launch an investment product designed to expose investors to carbon market risk. The product concerned is a tracker that follows worldwide CO2 price movements. Although carbon markets are still in their infancy and volatile, this could prove an opportunity to effectively make money from thin air.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Feb 2007
CommentWire
CommentWire

Billions at stake in Europe's gas glut

European energy companies are currently embroiled in a $30 billion struggle over unwanted gas caused by a slump in demand, a collapse in wholesale spot prices and the market's contractual pricing mechanisms. The battle could be the beginning of the end for take-or-pay contracts, which have locked utilities into taking delivery of billions of cubic meters of gas for which they have no customers.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Nov 2009
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Expert View

Brinkmanship in Kiev and Moscow can only last so long

In stark contrast to their 2006 gas dispute, Ukraine's political leaders bear as much responsibility for the current standoff as their Russian counterparts. Although Kiev perhaps believes that it is in the country's best interests to continue delaying an agreement, such tactics are already eroding support for its situation in Western capitals.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Jan 2009
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CommentWire

Commodity prices: buoyed by QE2 and speculative investment inflows

Although the global economy is slowly recovering from the worst downturn since the second world war, policymakers in Western countries are finding it very difficult to stimulate growth and boost aggregate demand. Monetary easing now remains the lone tool after further fiscal stimulus was ruled out at June's G20 summit, where heads of state pledged to halve national budget deficits by 2013.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Nov 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

Concerns over the rising price of oil are unjustified

There has been a burst of speculation that oil may reach $100/bbl, following a remark made by Saudi Arabia's oil minister that appeared to suggest a new acceptable oil price range of $70-90/bbl. However, all the minister was doing was suggesting that oil above the normally accepted top end of $80/bbl was not causing damage to the global economy.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Nov 2010

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