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This work provides energy trend assessments and analyses of the future relationship of oil and gas to the world economy, and offers policy recommendations for the Gulf region. Currently, the Gulf oil-producing countries are faced with a myriad of challenges to their pre-eminent position as one of the world's key providers of energy resources. The downward trend in the real price of oil, since the early 1980s has forced the Gulf economies to undergo a series of significant adjustments. Given the sizeable oil reserves available in the Gulf, the rising energy demand in Asia, and the growing energy needs of the Gulf itself, the Gulf region will continue to play a crucial role in the world energy market. In this context, some of the potential threats to the Gulf position in world oil market are discussed, including the development of energy efficient technologies, the competition between gas exporters in the Gulf and the production potential of the former Soviet Union. The book concludes by underlining the urgent need for economic diversification in Gulf nations.
This book provides innovative, proven strategies for skillfully trading energy markets. The energy market uses tools and models that are unique and different from those required for traditional financial markets. With the increasing deregulation of the electricity market, energy is on the brink of becoming the hot opportunity for traders, power marketers, and managers worldwide. Energy Risk: Valuing and Managing Energy Derivatives provides not only an expert overview of energy trading but also the philosophies and strategies necessary for trading and managing risk in this exciting new arena of finance and investing. Dragana Pilipovic, a Harvard-trained physicist now consulting and designing software in the energy markets, has written the first book to discuss the intricacies and mechanics of energy markets.This groundbreaking book provides practical answers on how best to get a foothold in this emerging market. You'll also find: in-depth explanations of the primary factors that influence energy risk, such as spot price behavior, volatility, and the forward price curve; introduction and detailed discussion of the fundamental price drivers of energy markets including electricity, natural gas, and heating and crude oil; and, specific ways in which risk managers can use tools introduced throughout the book to achieve their companies' risk/return goals.The growth in volume for NYMEX and IPE energy contracts is the only proof you need of the enormous potential in trading and energy markets! Dragana Pilipovic's Energy Risk , with unique trading models for managing risk in energy and commodity trading, contains over 175 charts and graphs that illustrate key features of the market including a wide variety of equations, correlations, and methodologies. Its primarily quantitative approach and well-supported conclusions make it the ideal single-source, desktop manual for getting reasonable answers to actual modeling and implementation problems surfacing in today's complex and exciting energy markets.
This study examines the market structure of Hong Kong's energy industry including electricity and gas. Recommendations on how to enhance competition in the energy industry are informed by experiences in privatization and deregulation in China, UK, and USA.
Cedric Robinson traces the emergence of Black political cultures in the United States from slave resistances in the 16th and 17th centuries to the civil rights movements of the present. Drawing on the historical record, he argues that Blacks have constructed both a culture of resistance and a culture of accommodation based on the radically different experiences of slaves and free Blacks.
Across the European Union, energy policy remains a highly controversial issue, despite the relative stability of energy markets and the lack of concern of energy availabilities and prices which marked previous debates on the issue. The debates on nuclear power in Germany, on the coal industry in the UK indicate the continuing resonance of energy policy as a source of dispute at the national level. Moreover, while the urgency which the 1970s energy crises brought to policy discussions may no longer exist, the emergence of new issues, such as the environment and economic liberalisation, have offered new challenges for energy policy. These issues also arise in a European setting. Early in 1995 the European Commission published a Green Paper on Energy Policy -indeed, as the manuscript was completed the Commission was finalising a White Paper -and the issue will be on the agenda of the 1996 Intergovernmental Conference. The outcome of these discussions is far from clear, but there is no doubt that, in one way or another the European Union will help to shape national energy policies for many years to come.
A well-written and extremely informative book about our energy industries, their significance to the economy, and how economists analyze the problems associated with energy production and consumption. The reader with only a cursory knowledge of economic principles, as well as trained economists, will learn much from Peirce's incisive and sometimes acerbic examination of the coal, oil, natural gas, electric utility, nuclear power, and the alternative energy industries. Choice review of First Edition Economics of the Energy Industries, Second Edition, examines the industry, in general, and its component industries (petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear, and alternative fuels). Dr. William Peirce blends technical and historical information about the component industries and analyzes the mixture with economic tools. The text provides the reader with a combination of the analytical concepts, the historical and institutional background necessary to understand the role of energy in modern economies, and the issues involved in public policy related to energy. Dr. Peirce incorporates environmental issues as well as the current status of industry regulation in his thorough and completely revised edition.
Anyone engaged in the rapidly emerging marketing of energy as a commodity will benefit from Energy Marketing Handbook. In this comprehensive volume filled with the latest in energy marketing information, energy-specialist Denise Warkentin details the open markets, wholesale and retail wheeling, the alignment of the electric power industry, and offers ways to manage risk in the market. An extensive reference section defines the special terms related to energy as a commodity and lists acronyms and trade groups involved. Readers will learn: What energy marketing is and how it differs from both power marketing and brokering How the past has shaped the current path of the electric power and natural gas industries How electricity deregulation will effect natural gas What the Federal Energy Regulatory Commision's recent adoption of Ferc Orders 888 and 889 means for the industry How alliances and marketing relationships have emerged within the electric utility industry and in the natural gas industry How to manange and control risk in a competitive atmosphere As Editor of Energy Marketing and News Editor for Electric Light & Power, Denise Warkentin deals with the complex issues of energy marketing on a daily basis. Based on her research, she teaches informative and non-technical public seminars on such topics as utility financial condition and profitability, energy marketing and reengineering and downsizing. Warkentin holds a BA in journalism from the University of Oklahoma and has been writing on business, regulatory, legal and environmental issues for 13 years and on electric power and natural gas markets for five years.
What has happened in Latin America's energy sector since the early 1990s is a revolution. Roles of state energy companies, private investment, and foreign capital are rapidly changing. This comprehensive study from the East-West Center presents an in-depth analysis and realistic forecast of Latin America's energy growth and consumption of primary energy and petroleum products. It also explores relationships between Latin American producers and U.S. and international energy markets. Here is invaluable information for energy economists, policy makers, government regulatory officials, oil company executives, and those interested in gaining an insight into the Latin American energy sector and its future.
The rapid development of energy program evaluation has broad implications for the policy porcess and policy design. Evaluation plays a far-reaching role in the energy policy process, affecting all segments of the population and the allocation of billions of dollars in public and private expenditure. The authors have selected a variety of energy program evaluations from the hundreds that have been conducted over the past five years to illustrate this development in energy policy. Thus, they inform the policy community in both academia and in government of the impact of evaluation in the energy context. They also enlighten practitioners in energy program evaluation of the policy implications of this work.
Energy plays a vital role in economic and social development. The analysis of energy issues and policy options is therefore a vital area of study. This book presents a hierarchical modelling scheme intended to support energy planning and policy analysis in developing countries. The authors introduce the concept of 'Integrated National energy Planning' (INEP), and examine the spreadsheet models, optimization models, and linear planning models which energy planners use. Environmental considerations are also introduced into the analysis. Techniques are then applied to two important energy subsectors, electricity and fuelwood, before problems of integration and policy implementation are discussed. Throughout the book, the authors examine actual practice in developing countries. Illustrative case material is drawn from Egypt, West Africa, Sudan, Pakistan, Colombia, India, Sri Lanka and Morocco. This book will be of interest to students and practitioners of energy planning, and to those concerned with the wider development implications of energy policy.