Trends in Risk Capital Allocation for Energy Companies

There is a new phase of risk management being implemented across the energy industry.

Since the introduction of exchange traded futures contracts in crude oil and natural gas, the industry has continually developed management systems to take advantage of the benefits, and avoid the pitfalls, of its use of the increasing number of energy denominated products offered by the financial markets.
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Dodd Frank Compliance for Oil and Gas Companies

I.          Introduction

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd Frank”) authorizes the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) to comprehensively regulate energy trading activities.  Dodd Frank is intended to increase transparency and reduce the risk of default, but to accomplish these objectives it will impose considerable regulatory burdens on market participants.
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10 Year Oil and Gas Outlook: Regional Considerations and Financing

Infrastructure, gulf oil spills, greenhouse gasses/global warming, increased regulation, crude oil prices. Many of these themes have been resonating in the news recently and often come to the forefront of conversation when discussing oil and gas. However, when discussing the future of the oil and gas industry, there are a few key, long-term, driving factors, particularly regional considerations and financing
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Managing Risks; Preparing for the Next Disaster

We have all learned many tough lessons about disasters in just the past few years with Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Ike, the Macondo oil well and more recently with the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear incident in Japan. It is always worthwhile to review these types of incidents to see what we can learn from a risk and insurance standpoint to prepare more effectively for the next one.
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