Part 2: Risk-Hedging: Futures and derivatives

In Part 1, we learned about what affects spot prices for natural gas, and discovered the need to hedge against future risk in natural gas markets. How does one do that? One should probably not hide one’s cash in one’s mattress–it’s not doing you any good there! Hedging one’s Bets: Natural Gas is a Lot Like […]

Jenergy: Week ending April 10, 2013.

I know you’ve been champing at the bit to learn about what’s interesting in the world of energy and energy policy this week, so I’m delaying the advent of my weekend Jenanigans to give you what you want. I’m an altruist like that. So let’s do this! The Sub-subcommittee on the Affairs of Subcommittees SubcommitteeThis […]

Jenergy: Week ending March 29, 2013.

Easter: Now with Less Brimstone!  On Good Friday, while Congress wasn’t looking (I’d like to think they filled the copier room with Peeps and dove in), the EPA rolled out its proposal for Tier 3 gasoline regulations. In short, this set of regulations would dramatically reduce allowable sulfur content in gasoline. California’s hippies already have […]