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

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NYMEX Amends 98 Electricity Futures

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IHS Introduces New Drilling and Completions Solution

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Platts to Cease Publishing Middle East M2 LPG Differentials

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NYMEX Permits Block Trading in Brent Crude Oil Weekly Options

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

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NGX and Alliance Pipeline Launch Services at New US Trading Hub

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

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NYMEX Permits Block Trading in Natural Gas Weekly Financial Options

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Platts Introduces Daily Coal Switching Price Indicator for UK and Netherlands

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ICAP Energy Creates Global Coking Coal Desk

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Platts Begins Publishing Daily London Silver Price

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Platts to Cease Publishing FOB China Antimony Price

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COMEX Removes E-Mini Silver Futures Contract

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CME Stops 17 Livestock, Dairy, and Lumber Options

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ISDA Publishes 2014 Credit Derivatives Definitions Protocol

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

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

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

DataWatch August 2014