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The 10 Biggest Energy Company Bankruptcies

London, 14 October 2014

Running a multi-billion dollar energy company isn't easy. Just ask the executives in the corner suites of some of the energy companies that have gone bust over the years.

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The World's 10 Biggest Energy Gluttons

London, 3 October 2014

Next time you get into your car and drive to the supermarket, think about how much energy you consume on an annual basis. It is widely assumed that Westerners are some of the world's worst energy pigs. While Americans make up just 5 percent of the global population, they use 20 percent of its energy, eat 15 percent of its meat, and produce 40 percent of the earth's garbage.

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Nord Pool Spot confirms successful takeover of N2EX Clearing and Operations

Nord Pool Spot, Europe’s leading power market, has confirmed its successful takeover of short-term physical market clearing and operations for the UK power market N2EX.

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Canada’s Shale Boom: More To Come In Montney

London, 18 September 2014

In the world of a constantly changing oil and gas environment, the Montney shale basin is the sleeping giant that holds the key to accelerating Canada’s shale oil and gas boom, but the real treasure within this giant is a tight liquids-rich zone (approximately 15-20 miles wide) that has big and small players alike narrowing their focus for the potential of a giant payout.  

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Urgency for energy traders to stay informed about upcoming regulatory changes

London, 18 September 2014

Riccardo Rossi, Regulatory Affairs Manager at Gazprom says, “the uncertainty around some of these rules is that they touch upon fields where there is no ‘best practice’ in place for energy markets. Most of this legislation tries to apply standards, which are applicable to financial markets, also to commodities. But, commodity markets are different from each other - more so than all financial markets.”

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New focus for gas trading in Central and South Eastern Europe

London, 10 September 2014

The European Federation of Energy Traders (EFET) are expanding their activities in the developing European gas markets of Central and South Eastern Europe and have reformed one of their regional task forces to cover a wide range of markets from Poland to Turkey.

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U.S. Ethanol Exports Could Top One Billion Gallons

London, September 2014

U.S. ethanol exports could top one billion gallons if a proposal to cut the federal 2014 biofuels target under the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is implemented, Bob Dinneen, president and CEO of the U.S. Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), said in an interview Sunday on Platts Energy Week, an all-energy news and talk show program.

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Why The Debate Over Energy Storage Utterly Misses The Point

London, 2 September 2014

The debate over which energy storage technology will prove to be the best in the long-term is woefully misguided. Many technologies have been tested in the field or been fully installed, but their real-world applications have created constant questions around a number of fixed themes: the three-points concern cost, technology, and potential environmental impact, as well as the need for specific regulation and end-of-life management.

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New Technology Could End The Debate Over Pipeline Safety


London, 29 August 2014

Who could have ever imagined that North America would surpass Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest producer of oil and natural gas liquids? A decade ago, that would have seemed laughable.

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FERC to explore Centralized Trading Platform for NatGas

London, 21 August 2014

FERC Commissioner Philip Moeller plans to convene a meeting Sept. 18 "for interested parties to discuss ideas to facilitate and improve the way in which natural gas is traded, and to explore the concept of establishing a centralized trading platform for natural gas," the Commission said Tuesday.

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