In this month’s issue, the editorial letter discusses the curious claims about the US energy industry made by Barack Obama in his recent State of the Union Address. The “In-Depth” article delves into the history of the oil industry to find that, just as today, it has always been subject to volatility and unpredictability. With the present-day uncertainty surrounding the perilous plummet of oil prices, Aiman explores how oil has been at the mercy of, and even at the heart of, many of the major historical developments of the last 150 years. Numerous short articles provide updates on IESO merging with OPA, CME Group launching a new suite of European natural gas contracts, and much more.

More News This Month

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PEGAS Markets Operated by Powernext are Merged with EEX

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ICE Futures Europe Completes Transition to Low Sulfur Gasoil Contract

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Argus Introduces Argus Americas Asphalt and Argus Bitumen Publications

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MCX Begins Futures Trading in Crude Mini

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Argus Discontinues Marine Fuels Assessments

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Argus Adds New European Coal Assessments

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COMEX Lists Gold Kilo Futures Contract

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CBOE Begins Distributing Volatility Index Values on FX Options Contracts

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ICE Launches Clearing for Additional European Sovereign CDS Instruments

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Deutsche-Börse Launches New X-Trackers Bond Index ETFs

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NYSE Group and MYRA Capital Launch NYSE Dynamic Index Family

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Swedbank Robur Starts Clearing Interest Rate Swaps through Nasdaq

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ICAP’s EBS Collaborates with SGX on Asian Foreign Exchange Initiatives

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Platts Begins Publishing Cross-State Air Pollution Rule Allowance Assessments

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AccuWeather Releases New Android Wear App with MinuteCast

DataWatch January 2015