Energy Finance and Economics

Author: Betty Simkins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118235980
Release Date: 2013-02-20
Genre: Business & Economics

Thought leaders and experts offer the most current information and insights into energy finance Energy Finance and Economics offers the most up-to-date information and compelling insights into the finance and economics of energy. With contributions from today's thought leaders who are experts in various areas of energy finance and economics, the book provides an overview of the energy industry and addresses issues concerning energy finance and economics. The book focuses on a range of topics including corporate finance relevant to the oil and gas industry as well as addressing issues of unconventional, renewable, and alternative energy. A timely compendium of information and insights centering on topics related to energy finance Written by Betty and Russell Simkins, two experts on the topic of the economics of energy Covers special issues related to energy finance such as hybrid cars, energy hedging, and other timely topics In one handy resource, the editors have collected the best-thinking on energy finance.

The World Scientific Handbook Of Futures Markets

Author: Malliaris Anastasios G
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789814566933
Release Date: 2015-08-06
Genre: Business & Economics

The World Scientific Handbook of Futures Markets serves as a definitive source for comprehensive and accessible information in futures markets. The emphasis is on the unique characteristics of futures markets that make them worthy of a special volume. In our judgment, futures markets are currently undergoing remarkable changes as trading is shifting from open outcry to electronic and as the traditional functions of hedging and speculation are extended to include futures as an alternative investment vehicle in traditional portfolios. The unique feature of this volume is the selection of five classic papers that lay the foundations of the futures markets and the invitation to the leading academics who do work in the area to write critical surveys in a dozen important topics.

Political and Investment Risk in the International Oil and Gas Industry

Author: Steven A. Mucci
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9781498546133
Release Date: 2017-10-11
Genre: Political Science

This book examines the legal, financial, and institutional strategies available to the international oil and gas industry to protect against political and investment risk. It traces the historical development of these techniques and their application in practice.

Fuel Hedging and Risk Management

Author: Simo M. Dafir
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119026754
Release Date: 2016-03-04
Genre: Business & Economics

A hands-on guide to navigating the new fuel markets Fuel Hedging and Risk Management: Strategies for Airlines, Shippers and Other Consumers provides a clear and practical understanding of commodity price dynamics, key fuel hedging techniques, and risk management strategies for the corporate fuel consumer. It covers the commodity markets and derivative instruments in a manner accessible to corporate treasurers, financial officers, risk managers, commodity traders, structurers, as well as quantitative professionals dealing in the energy markets. The book includes a wide variety of key topics related to commodities and derivatives markets, financial risk analysis of commodity consumers, hedge program design and implementation, vanilla derivatives and exotic hedging products. The book is unique in providing intuitive guidance on understanding the dynamics of forward curves and volatility term structure for commodities, fuel derivatives valuation and counterparty risk concepts such as CVA, DVA and FVA. Fully up-to-date and relevant, this book includes comprehensive case studies that illustrate the hedging process from conception to execution and monitoring of hedges in diverse situations. This practical guide will help the reader: Gain expert insight into all aspects of fuel hedging, price and volatility drivers and dynamics. Develop a framework for financial risk analysis and hedge programs. Navigate volatile energy markets by employing effective risk management techniques. Manage unwanted risks associated with commodity derivatives by understanding liquidity and credit risk calculations, exposure optimization techniques, credit charges such as CVA, DVA, FVA, etc.

Implementing Enterprise Risk Management

Author: John Fraser
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118746189
Release Date: 2014-10-09
Genre: Business & Economics

Overcome ERM implementation challenges by taking cues from leading global organizations Implementing Enterprise Risk Management is a practical guide to establishing an effective ERM system by applying best practices at a granular level. Case studies of leading organizations including Mars, Statoil, LEGO, British Columbia Lottery Corporation, and Astro illustrate the real-world implementation of ERM on a macro level, while also addressing how ERM informs the response to specific incidents. Readers will learn how top companies are effectively constructing ERM systems to positively drive financial growth and manage operational and outside risk factors. By addressing the challenges of adopting ERM in large organizations with different functioning silos and well-established processes, this guide provides expert insight into fitting the new framework into cultures resistant to change. Enterprise risk management covers accidental losses as well as financial, strategic, operational, and other risks. Recent economic and financial market volatility has fueled a heightened interest in ERM, and regulators and investors have begun to scrutinize companies' risk-management policies and procedures. Implementing Enterprise Risk Management provides clear, demonstrative instruction on establishing a strong, effective system. Readers will learn to: Put the right people in the right places to build a strong ERM framework Establish an ERM system in the face of cultural, logistical, and historical challenges Create a common language and reporting system for communicating key risk indicators Create a risk-aware culture without discouraging beneficial risk-taking behaviors ERM is a complex endeavor, requiring expert planning, organization, and leadership, with the goal of steering a company's activities in a direction that minimizes the effects of risk on financial value and performance. Corporate boards are increasingly required to review and report on the adequacy of ERM in the organizations they administer, and Implementing Enterprise Risk Management offers operative guidance for creating a program that will pass muster.

Global Management

Author: Ralph Berndt
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783642611469
Release Date: 2013-03-07
Genre: Business & Economics

Investments to Improve the Energy Efficiency of Existing Residential Buildings in Countries of the Former Soviet Union

Author: Eric Martinot
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821340573
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Genre: Political Science

In the 1990s, the issue of human resource development in Malaysia has gained prominence in public and private policy circles. Discussions center around training policy, where there are concerns about acute labor shortages, and around industrial development policy, which strives to maintain a skilled and well-trained workforce to increase competitiveness and attract foreign direct investment. But policymakers have been forced to make critical decisions on resource allocation and to design policies without access to comprehensive training data, especially from the private sector. This usually results in supply-oriented policies stemming from mismatches between skills supplied by public training institutions and those actually needed by industry. This report attempts to fill this information gap on private sector training as an aid in formulating training policies that are more demand-driven. The report contains rigorous analysis of private sector-led training and addresses the issue of whether firms in Malaysia underinvest in training. Data came from the Malaysia Economic Planning Units 1994-95 survey and analysis of 2,200 manufacturing firms. The survey elicited information on firm-sponsored training and on a wide range of firm attributes, including size, industry, local or foreign ownership, equipment technology, quality control systems, markets and exports, workforce characteristics, wages and other compensation, and production. The data document, for the first time, the incidence and characteristics of training in Malaysian industry, across firms of different sizes, ownership, and output profiles. The data create an unprecedented opportunity to study the critical links between training, new technology, and quality control. A joint publication of the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme, and the Malaysia Economic Planning Unit.

Upstream Petroleum Fiscal and Valuation Modeling in Excel

Author: Kasriel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118537695
Release Date: 2013-06-06
Genre: Business & Economics

Please contact the authors at ahref="mailto:[email protected]"[email protected]/afor details of how to access the trial version of Crystal Ball, aswell as the Excel and other files which are *not* part of thee-book version download. "This is a book no deal team should be without. It is a must forthose involved in upstream oil and gas transactions, planning,budgeting, investment appraisal and portfolio management. Itsstep–by–step approach cuts through complexity, makingit comprehensive and understandable by a wide range of users with awide range of abilities. It can be used as a textbook, anintroductory primer or as a handbook that you can dip in and out ofor read cover to cover." —Michael Lynch–Bell, Senior Advisor, Oil &Gas, Ernst & Young LLP; ex-officio Chairman, UN Expert Group onResource Classification In the upstream petroleum industry, it is the value ofpost–tax cashflows which matters most to companies,governments, investors, lenders, analysts, and advisors.Calculating these cashflows and understanding their“behavior,” however, is challenging, as theindustry’s specialized fiscal systems can be complex,jargon–laden, and sometimes seem to be a “world oftheir own”. Upstream Petroleum Fiscal and Valuation Modeling in Excel: AWorked Examples Approach demystifies fiscal analysis which,unlike disciplines such as Earth sciences and engineering, can belearned from a book. Written in plain English for laymen and forexperienced practitioners alike, it is a reader–friendly,clear, practical, step–by–step hands–on guide forboth reference and self–paced study. The book does not catalogue the 100+ different petroleum fiscalregimes in use at the time of writing. Rather, drawing on theauthors’ combined 48 years’ experience, it takes a moretimeless, generic treatment, by covering the most commonvariants of royalties, taxation, production sharing arrangements,bonuses and abandonment funding , through a dual approach: first,showing how to model them in Excel , and then providinginteractive exercises to prompt (and answer) questions that analyzeimpacts on cashflows. In addition to the main text, the book consists of over 120Excel files (ranging from modular examples to full models) in Excel2007 and 2003 formats; over 400 pages of supplementary PDF files;VBA features to enhance model functionality; and an introduction torisk modeling with exercises for the included trial version ofOracle’s Crystal Ball software. It offers both a wealth ofcontent and models equal to or surpassing what is available fromfiscal modeling courses costing several times more; and greaterinsights into underlying calculations than commercially available“black box” fiscal software. New US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules plannedfor 2013 will force petroleum companies to disclose more fiscalinformation on an individual country basis. This will make it moreimportant than ever for analysts to understand how to model oil andgas terms and the potential impacts of the disclosed governmentpayments on future oil and gas company profitability. Due to the heavy use of graphics and cross references used inthis particular text, some readers might find that the printed bookoffers a more optimal reading experience than certain e-formatsparticularly with the Kindle eMobi format.

Energy Risk

Author: Dragana Pilipović
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0786312319
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Business & Economics

The electricity, natural gas, and other energy markets are on the brink of becoming THE hot opportunity for institutional investors worldwide. In fact, the growth in volume for NYMEX and IPE energy contracts is the only proof you need of the enormous potential in trading these markets. Now, for the first time, this book gives you step-by-step directions on taking advantage of this developing resource. Energy Risk walks you through properly assessing and evaluating the enormous opportunities that are unique to this complex yet vibrant market. It provides not only an expert overview of energy trading but also the philosophies and specific investment strategies you need. Harvard-trained physicist Dragana Pilipovic reveals the intricacies and mechanics of today's energy markets, provides practical answers on how best to get a foothold in energy trading, and also discusses: In-depth explanations of the primary factors that influence energy risk, such as spot price behavior, volatility, and the forward price curve; A detailed introduction to the fundamental price drivers of energy markets including electricity, natural gas, and heating and crude oil; Clearly defined ways that you can use tools introduced throughout the book to achieve your company's crucial risk/return goals. Containing unique trading models that were custom-designed for managing risk in energy and commodity trading, and with over 175 charts and graphs that illustrate key features of the market's equations, correlations, and methodologies. Energy Risk will be the standard energy market reference for many years to come.

The Mining Valuation Handbook

Author: Victor Rudenno
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780730377092
Release Date: 2012-05-22
Genre: Business & Economics

The essential guide to investing in mining opportunities, now in its Fourth Edition A comprehensive guide to mining investment analysis designed for use by financial and mining analysts, executives, and investors, The Mining Valuation Handbook: Mining and Energy Valuation for Investors and Management has become an essential resource for assessing the value and investment potential of mining opportunities. Fully revised and updated, this fourth edition of the classic text provides new and up-to-date information to better explain the mysteries surrounding the resources industry. Written by Victor Rudenno, a leading global expert on mining investment analysis and consultant to mining companies, financial bodies, and governments, The Mining Valuation Handbook: Mining and Energy Valuation for Investors and Management, Fourth Edition covers a wide range of essential topics, including: feasibility studies, commodity values and forecasting, classification of resources and reserves, indicative capital and operating costs, valuation and pricing techniques, qualifying risk, the impact of exploration and expansion, and more. Fourth edition of the bestselling text on assessing mining investment opportunities Author Victor Rudenno is a respected global expert on mining investment analysis Key topics, including feasibility studies, valuation techniques, and risk qualification are covered in detail Packed with invaluable mining information for the financial industry and financial information for the mining industry, The Mining Valuation Handbook is the definitive guide to assessing and investing in mining opportunities.

Issues in Environmental Law Policy and Planning 2011 Edition

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions
ISBN: 9781464964688
Release Date: 2012-01-09
Genre: Political Science

Issues in Environmental Law, Policy, and Planning: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Environmental Law, Policy, and Planning. The editors have built Issues in Environmental Law, Policy, and Planning: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Environmental Law, Policy, and Planning in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Environmental Law, Policy, and Planning: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at