Opinion

Water, Water Everywhere but Not A Drop to Drink

This afternoon, I was catching up with one of our CTRM Thought Leaders – Jan van den Brom of Agiboo – when we got on to an interesting topic.... continue reading

More Climate Change Lunacy

Climate change, as any non-politically inclined geologist will tell you, is a naturally occurring phenomena of a living planet Earth. The climate has changed and relative sea levels risen... continue reading

Give us your Opinion?

People like to read industry research and check the opinions of their peers. Perhaps they do not enjoy so much filling out online surveys! However, unless the latter gets... continue reading

Happy New Year – What Does 2018 Have in Store?

Towards the end of 2017, there were indications that things were beginning to pick up a bit. We expect that to continue with CTRM in the cloud being the... continue reading

I’m changing my name to Blocky Blockchain

In the surest sign that blockchain madness has consumed the markets, Long Island Iced Tea Company announced yesterday that they were changing their name to Long Blockchain Corporation and... continue reading

New CTRM On Your Xmas Shopping List? – You Have A World of Choice

The one thing that continues to amaze me is the increasing number of CTRM software solutions on the market. If you go to our online directory and search on... continue reading

AIM has left the building…and my desktop

I wrote about Yahoo Messenger being killed off last year and the pain it caused the oil trading markets in the US (https://www.ctrmcenter.com/blog/oil-traders-panic-not-prices-yahoo-messenger-going-away/).  At the time of that writing,... continue reading

Blockchain – Solution or Dead End?

Blockchain. The word seems to be everywhere at the moment. Not a day goes by without an announcement of a Proof of Concept or Pilot somewhere using blockchain. I... continue reading

It’s all about data

I had a chance to talk briefly with periodic CTRMCenter contributor Carl Vellenoweth of Commoditas Partners yesterday to get his views on employment trends in the industry and what... continue reading

Black Friday Blues

Most Americans will be returning today from a four day holiday. I recall from living there, that this was usually the longest vacation many Americans take and the contrast... continue reading

The Periodic Analyst Vent Blog Article

Every now and then, I have to blow off a bit of steam. I am after all only human. As you might have read, I am trying to find... continue reading

Research into CEE ETRM Vendors for Power and Natural Gas

Having been based in the Czech republic this last decade, I am aware of a number of ETRM solutions on the market within the region. Vendors like IPESoft, Transition... continue reading

Allegro continues to find success in 2017

I had the opportunity to get a briefing from Allegro’s marketing and product management teams this week…and in summary, its clear that 2017 has been a good year for... continue reading

Generation10’s Vision Takes Root

G10 has a surprising array of tools, applications, and services available to the commodities business and the company’s growth, at a time when others are retracting, is evidence that... continue reading

All good things come to he who waits….

I was discussing some poor use of the English language recently and remembered this wonderful book I used at school – ‘First Aid in English’. I have just Googled... continue reading

‘Peak Oil’ is a Political Statement

The words ‘peak oil’ are a close second to ‘climate change’ when it comes to getting me worked up. For more than a decade, I have been writing articles... continue reading