In this month’s issue, Olga Gorstenko’s editorial letter reviews aspects of an industry discussion recently launched by FERC about the potential centralization of natural gas procurement and transacting processes. This is an attempt, ultimately, to bridge the gap between the increasingly interdependent natural gas and electric power industries. Vera Tikhomolova revisits the subject of current geopolitical and market trends affecting the global natural gas market, focusing in this issue’s In Depth on demand. Numerous short articles provide updates on IFC’s new financing program to strengthen India’s capital markets, Platts’s discontinuation of electricity assessments for ISO markets, and more.

More News This Month

NYMEX Amends 98 Electricity Futures

IHS Introduces New Drilling and Completions Solution

Platts to Cease Publishing Middle East M2 LPG Differentials

NYMEX Permits Block Trading in Brent Crude Oil Weekly Options

PEGAS Introduces Trading in Gas Spot Contracts for British National Balancing Point

NGX and Alliance Pipeline Launch Services at New US Trading Hub

EEX to Start Trade Registration Service for Futures on the Brent 901 Formula

NYMEX Permits Block Trading in Natural Gas Weekly Financial Options

Platts Introduces Daily Coal Switching Price Indicator for UK and Netherlands

ICAP Energy Creates Global Coking Coal Desk

Platts Begins Publishing Daily London Silver Price

Platts to Cease Publishing FOB China Antimony Price

COMEX Removes E-Mini Silver Futures Contract

CME Stops 17 Livestock, Dairy, and Lumber Options

ISDA Publishes 2014 Credit Derivatives Definitions Protocol

Exegy, TMX Datalinx, and FIF Launch MarketDataPeaks Service in Canada

EIA Mapping Tool Shows US Energy Facilities in Areas at Risk of Flooding

Baltic Exchange and China’s Xinhua News Agency Release Shipping Center Index

DataWatch August 2014