Energy Trading

An update from SunGard Energy

I visited with the SunGard executive team recently to get an update on the company’s latest developments and activities. Andrew Bateman, the group’s president, indicated their flagship CTRM product,... continue reading

Are oil and gas prices nearing a tipping point?

The boom in oil and gas production from shale has been remarkable, with production gains measured in the millions of barrels of oil and tens of BCF of natural... continue reading

DataGenic to make a splash in the North America market?

I had the pleasure of having a cup of coffee this morning with Mr. Richard Quigley, CEO of DataGenic.  As followers of the commodity trading space may or may... continue reading

Shaping Up – The CTRM Conference 2014 Update

The CTRM Conference organized by ComTech Advisory and Commodities Now magazine is now just over 7-weeks away. The event will be held at the Pullman, London St. Pancras on... continue reading

Peter Armstrong, Triple Point’s former CEO, is joining Eka’s Board of Directors – A ComTech Interview

A ComTech Alert Article Commodity Technology Advisory (ComTech) was recently informed that Peter Armstrong, founder and former CEO of Triple Point Technology, has joined Eka’s Board of Directors. In... continue reading

Maybe the dumbest “news” article this year…

The Associated Press just released this “AP Investigation” article entitled “US sending ‘dirty’ coal overseas” and it is a stunning piece of work.  From the article authored by Dina Cappiello... continue reading

Around and around we go ….

A few years ago, I was writing articles about hedge funds entering energy and commodity trading. Jointly with Peter Fusaro I even wrote a book about it and we... continue reading

Silver Lake expands their energy software & ETRM portfolio

Quorum Business Solutions (Quorum) and Silver Lake Partners, a global private equity investment firm, announced that Silver Lake and its energy and innovation strategy arm, Kraftwerk, have agreed to... continue reading

FERC is proposing to make life harder for gas suppliers

A few weeks ago FERC issued a notice of proposed rule making (NOPR) that, if put into place as outlined, is going to have a significant impact on companies... continue reading

A High Energy debate – US gas and crude exports

The question of whether the US should export some portion of its new found bounty of natural gas in the form of LNG is a hot topic.  With Russia... continue reading

Interesting stuff from (and about) Aspect Enterprise Solutions

Gary and I had a update from Aspect Enterprise Solutions yesterday.  Though not the most well-known company in the ETRM / CTRM space (having changed their name from Oil... continue reading

Visiting with Allegro’s executive team

I had the opportunity to meet with Allegro’s CEO, Ray Hood, and most of his senior leadership team this week for an analyst briefing in which they discussed their... continue reading

Energeya Expanding

Yesterday, ComTech Advisory visited with Energeya and had a high-level demonstration of the company’s software product XDM© Suite. Energeya was founded in 2008 with the founders coming from Excelergy.... continue reading

Sore Feet, Freebies and EWorld

While many commodity trading firms staffs across Europe grappled with the start of EMIR reporting, many many more took some time out from the office to visit Essen and... continue reading

Quorum acquires Woodlands Solutions

Quorum Business Solutions (Quorum) will announce on Monday that it has acquired Woodlands Solutions, the Houston-based ETRM provider.  According to an early release provided by Quorum, Woodland’s “Phoenix ETRM... continue reading

What do you think of the ETRM and CTRM vendors and their products?

The global energy and commodities industry faces numerous market challenges and risks, including greater regulation and governmental oversight, economic uncertainty, rapidly changing supply and demand patterns, and commodity prices... continue reading