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China’s coal restrictions – why now?

By | 2018-06-12T15:37:19+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Categories: Coal, Featured, M·Blog|Tags: , , |

In the energy World everybody knows that, when it comes to coal, no one beats China – which triples the production volume of the 2nd country in the list, the U.S. But being the biggest is not without its problems. Figure 1. Coal production (left) and consumption (right) by country in thousands of millions of [...]

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THE VENEZUELAN DECLINE

By | 2018-06-12T15:34:03+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Categories: Featured, M·Blog, Oil|Tags: , , , , |

Talking about Venezuela is tantamount of talking about oil. This country, almost twice the size of Spain, has the largest amount of (heavy) crude oil reserves in the world, which grew strongly since 2011. It may be unfair and/or paradoxical that all this underground wealth is present at the worst time for the country, which is [...]

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New Electric Suppliers – Lights and Shadows

By | 2018-06-12T15:34:04+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Categories: Electricity Markets, Energy Markets, M·Blog, Spain|Tags: , , |

It was in 1997 when the process of liberalization of the electricity market in Spain began. This process, which was gradually established until its culmination in 2009, brought an important novelty to consumers: for the first time they had the option to choose which electric supplier they wanted, and with this, doubts arose: will it be [...]

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Coal is still the key of global energy

By | 2018-06-12T15:34:05+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Categories: Coal, M·Blog|Tags: , , , |

2017 has been a year characterized by a clear upward trend in electricity and gas prices, not only in Europe but also globally. And in this rise, coal prices have once again played a key role. This commodity influences the prices of electricity, based on its share in the generation mix, but also in gas prices, [...]

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LIQUIDITY and its Impact on ENERGY MARKETS

By | 2017-06-01T08:55:12+00:00 May 30th, 2016|Categories: Energy Markets, M·Blog|Tags: , |

The concept of liquidity is often used in the sphere of financial markets. An adequate level of liquidity is crucial to decide whether to participate in trading. Energy markets also require an optimal level of liquidity for an adequate operation and to obtain a reliable commodity price benchmark. But, what do we mean by liquidity? How [...]

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