King Canute Is Back!

As a geology student, I was taught the law of uniformitarianism. Uniformitarianism is the assumption that the same natural laws and processes that operate in the Earth now have... continue reading

SAP and Commodity Management

A couple of weeks ago, Patrick and I had a briefing from SAP about its Commodity Management solution. We have been expecting SAP to enter the broader CTRM market... continue reading

The law of unintended consequences of energy regulation

With Obama set to unveil his latest directives to the EPA concerning coal plant emissions next week, it’s fun (in a tragic sort of way) to consider the unintended... continue reading

CTRM Center Upgraded

CTRMCenter is growing rapidly in terms of traffic and ComTech continue to invest in enhancing and upgrading it and the user’s experience of using it. Recently, a new custom... continue reading

Growing old…er in Texas

Having “celebrated’ a birthday last week in which I turned none-of-your-business years old, I am starting to become more acutely aware of the passage of time.  While I’m now... continue reading

Big Data, AI and Data Management at DataGenic’s User Forum

Last week, I was in London to be a guest speaker at DataGenic’s first ever user forum. The event kicked off with an informal dinner the night before and... continue reading

JustCommodity Spreads its Wings

We had the opportunity recently to talk to JustCommodity, a Singapore-based CTRM vendor, that has been quietly making steady progress in recent months extending its geographic and commodity reach.... continue reading

New White Paper

In a week in which even Prof. Stephen Hawking commented about Artificial Intelligence, ComTech is issuing a new white paper sponsored by DataGenic called Making More of Data with... continue reading

Will your next ETRM / CTRM be delivered in the Cloud? (ComTechAlert)

This article is today’s ComtechAlert – our free newsletter. To subscribe to this newsletter, please visit The idea of procuring an E/CTRM solution that is delivered in the... 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

Research Updates and Plans

A new version of the regulations report is now available for download. This new version includes some minor updates and is available for FREE download here. The report is... continue reading

New ComTech “Leaders in CTRM Technology” video – Mr. Austin Morris, SunGard Consulting

We’ve just posted our latest episode of Conversations with Leaders in CTRM Technology.  In this new video, Austin Morris, Managing Partner of SunGard Consulting, discusses some of the critical... continue reading

CTRM and ETRM Consulting and Systems Integration Landscapes

Over the years, I have often been asked about consultants and SI’s in the space particularly in particular locations. I finally got the message and decided to pull together... 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

The Video– A New Trend in E/CTRM Software Marketing?

There was a time when vendors jealously guarded their software from competitors prying eyes. To get a demonstration of their software you had to be a bone fide prospect... continue reading

ATOS in the ETRM Space

From time to time, I find a new ETRM or CTRM vendor. It doesn’t happen very often these days and if I do find a new vendor, they are... continue reading