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Energy Trading

What Happened to Peak Oil?

About a decade ago, the peak oil concept was very popular. The argument went that oil was a finite resource and that the peak output level and decline was... continue reading

Speculators In Oil Keep Getting It Wrong

At the end of last November, I wrote about my skepticism around OPEC’s ability to control oil prices. I was commenting that I didn’t understand what the speculators could... continue reading

Three Trends In European ETRM

As we enter Q2 of 2017, three things seem to be apparent to me at any rate. They are as follows; Deals Are Smaller While I am hearing almost... continue reading

There Is A Bot For That

The rise of renewables and development of the smart grid is having an impact on European power trading. Intra-day power trading is on the rise in countries like Germany... continue reading

The Risks Keep Evolving

As I’m sure you’ve noticed on this page, ComTech is currently conducting a snapshot survey looking at risk and risk management in energy and commodity trading.  We’ve done other... continue reading

A Single European Market With A Single ETRM Solution?

I often have to field the question regarding ETRM software for European power and related commodities. What is the best commercial solution? The answer isn’t easy. European power markets... continue reading

Are Spreadsheets Ever The Right Solution?

I had a briefing this morning from Contigo and one of the topics that came up in the discussion was the use of spreadsheets. It’s a truism that almost... continue reading

Is BlockChain the New Golden Bullet in Commodities Technology?

Blockchain is the technology behind Bitcoin. In essence, Blockchain is a digital ledger that it is a permanent, tamper-proof, record of transactions. According to an article by GovTech Singapore,... continue reading

A Kilowatt for Your Thoughts…

“A kilowatt for your thoughts dear…”, said Jane Smith as her husband peered intently at a 3D holo-advertisement for the latest model of the Hover SUV 550.  John Smith... continue reading

Flipping Energy – Why Big Oil May Become the Next “Masters of Flip”

Flipping homes. It seems to be all the rage on TV these days. Flip or Flop. Flipping Las Vegas. Masters of Flip. You get the idea. While the concept... continue reading

Reuters Poll On Oil Prices

Reuters has polled 29 analysts and economists on their views of oil price given the recent OPEC deal. Like me, most don’t see the OPEC deal having much impact... continue reading

Barclays is getting out of energy trading

Reuters is reporting that Barclays, one of Britain’s largest banks, is existing the energy markets, joining others financial institutions such as RBS Sempra and Deutsche Bank who had previously... continue reading

The Oil Price Dance

Am I the only one that seems a bit puzzled over oil prices? As the chances for an OPEC agreement on production oscillates between they will or they won’t,... continue reading

ComTech releases our latest research report – ETRM in a Low Commodity Price Environment

I’m sure everyone reading this blog is well aware of the current energy market conditions – persistent low prices across almost all energy commodities, regulatory changes that have impacted... continue reading

Nuclear Energy – The Best of Times, The Worst of Times

“In a vast, seven-story hole in the ground 43 miles west of Pittsburgh, massive sections of steel plate are being welded together to form gigantic cylinders. Heavy pipes for... continue reading

Energy One Dominates Australian Power & Gas ETRM Software Markets

Energy One Ltd is an Australian ETRM and related software vendor that has thrived in its domestic market and is only one of two public companies in the space... continue reading

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