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Yello's organic growing pains

It may have taken six years, but Yello has just crept back into the black and recorded a small profit for Q2 2004. The energy retailer took on the German market with a striking price message and managed to acquire 1 million customers in six years. However, they came at a high price and as Datamonitor's Daniel Legg explains, there are better ways to make money in energy retail...

Published By Datamonitor
12 Jul 2004
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Yello Strom: from red to black by 2005

The newly installed CEO of EnBW, Utz Claasen, has warned that Yello Strom, its residential subsidiary, must reach profitability by 2005. While its current losses and faltering acquisition strategy make the goal look unreasonable, upcoming market changes could leave Yello in a strong position.

Published By Datamonitor
22 May 2003
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Winter gas & power will still prove costly for UK business

Falling wholesale energy prices have had significant column inches recently, with UK regulator Ofgem threatening to "go after" domestic retailers caught with profit-laden "jam on their fingers." While households may enjoy a welcome fall in energy bills in the New Year, British industry faces the more immediate prospect of another winter of discontent in the volatile spot and near curve markets.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Sep 2006
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Winning trust gets harder and harder for British Gas

British Gas is the latest household name among the ranks of the UK's beleaguered energy suppliers to be named and shamed by Ofgem as potentially breaking industry rules.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Jun 2013
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Wingas: plans to expand UK gas market share could be too limited

After acquiring 100% of its joint venture business from Norwegian company Norsk Hydro, Wingas UK has announced that it is seeking to significantly increase its share of the high end of the UK gas market. Although the recent market opening makes this a prudent time to become more aggressive, Wingas's designs on the UK market and its plans to sell higher volumes may be too narrow in scope.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Jul 2007
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Will the new Independent Energy please stand up?

Published By Datamonitor
13 Oct 2000
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What to expect when the Czech Republic assumes the EU presidency

In less than eight weeks time the Czech Republic will assume the rotating EU presidency, replacing France. Six months after that, the position will shift again to Sweden. Whereas the French and Swedish objectives relating to environment and energy respectively are quite ambitious, the Czech presidency will have limited aspirations.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Nov 2008
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Western oil majors are feeling the pinch from national companies

As recent figures indicate, major Western oil companies such as Royal Dutch Shell, BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, and TOTAL are increasingly losing ground to a new breed of competitors. With many of the most lucrative hydrocarbon reserves situated in emerging nations and jealously guarded by national oil and gas companies, could this signal the end for Western domination of the oil industry?

Published By Datamonitor
31 Jan 2011
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Weak US gas market will further dampen UK wholesale prices

Although gas prices are currently low across the Atlantic Basin, they are even lower in the US, which is diverting LNG towards Europe and further depressing wholesale prices. As these low prices are against a backdrop of Russia's over-supply to Europe and continuing weak demand in the UK, prices are expected to remain below seasonal averages during winter 2009.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Sep 2009
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Verbundnetz Gas: suitors are lining up

Under the terms of E.On's [EOA] takeover of Ruhrgas, the latter is required to sell a substantial stake in Verbundnetz Gas, East Germany's principal gas grid operator. A consortium of Russia's Gazprom [GAZPy.DE] and Germany's Wintershall is the front runner in the bidding for 32% of the company. If successful, this will further increase Gazprom's grip on Germany's gas supply chain.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Aug 2003

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