Commentary

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    Dec 03, 2003 | Andrew Weissman
    Once the real causes of this summer's higher-than-expected injections are better understood, it should be readily apparent that prices this summer could easily have soared far above the $ 6.00/MMBTU level reached early in June.
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    Nov 24, 2003 | Andrew Weissman
    No myth has been repeated as persistently - or has as little foundation in fact - as the near-universal belief that the much higher-than-expected injections into underground storage that began in late May of this year are attributable to large scale industrial "demand destruction" that purportedly began this Spring and Summer in response to the run-up in natural gas prices that occurred at about the same time.
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    Nov 21, 2003 | Andrew Weissman
    Does the U.S. still face a severe natural gas supply crisis during the remainder of this decade? If there is any remaining doubt regarding this issue, it should be thoroughly dispelled by the National Petroleum Council's recent Report to Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham.
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    Nov 19, 2003 | Rudi Carolsfeld
    Whether it is described as reducing costs or improving yields, as optimizing production or improving customer satisfaction, the overriding priority for any business unit manager or senior facility manager can always be defined in terms of managing or assessing exposure to risk.
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    Nov 19, 2003 | Graham Leith
    Successful organizations realize that one of the keys to creating, maintaining and extending competitive advantage in their respective industry sectors is to get their products and services to market faster, better and cheaper.
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    Nov 18, 2003 | Sean Casten
    As the nation debates its first national energy policy in over a decade and recovers from the largest blackout in our history, regulators are being asked to rewrite the rules of a game in which all players have enormous stakes on the table.
  • Nov 13, 2003 | Daniel Rodrigues Brasil
    The new world order is pillared in the global crisis that followed the 80's and 90's, which was depicted by the crumbling of the Soviet Union (and that of the socialism), the triumph of the neo-liberalism and free markets, a broadening of protectionism with the constitution of huge economic blocks, a social-economic unbalance throughout the South and East, the return of tribal nationalisms around the world to what deeply concerns the religious fundamentalism that has taken up the international politics.
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    Nov 12, 2003 | Gretchen Gordon
    After you've signed a deal, you may want to file your "Financing" materials under "F" for "Forget" and then get down to work building your company. But neglecting your financier after the deal may limit your future and forfeit many potential advantages.
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    Nov 10, 2003 | Alan Caruba
    For a small State, New Jersey continues to send a large delegation of mental midgets to Washington, DC to represent it. In the last election, Sen. Robert Torricelli, the man famed for leaking the name of a CIA agent, was yanked off the ticket at the last minute as the result of some serious ethical lapses.
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    Nov 05, 2003 | Kasper Walet
    Cyriel de Jong and Kasper Walet describe the optimal operation and valuation of gas storage based on a real option methodology. In an application to Zeebrugge gas prices, they clarify the optionality in gas storage, analyze its valuation and discuss hedging strategies to secure part of the storage value.