Michael Giberson Geoffrey Styles offers some perspective on the Vitol S.A. affair. (Vitol was indirectly revealed to have had a rather large position in NYMEX’s oil contracts when the CFTC reclassified a single trader from “commercial” to “non-commercial.” The CFTC did not name Vitol, but enough information was available that industry insiders were able to … More Useful Perspective on Speculation in Oil Markets … More Useful Perspective on Speculation in Oil Markets
Lynne Kiesling The latest issue of MIT’s Technology Review has a profile of GridPoint and its founder, Peter Corsell. Peter’s commentary in that issue discusses the importance of applying information technology in the electric power system. There’s also a good video profile, which I recommend to you. … More Peter Corsell on Smart Grid Technology
Lynne Kiesling Pandora is a vast online radio resource, with many subscribers who are huge fans of its services. But it may go out of existence in the near future as a consequence of Internet royalty payments: Pandora — practically the poster child for online radio — says it will shut down if royalty rates … More Will Pandora Be an Internet Radio Royalty Casualty? … More Will Pandora Be an Internet Radio Royalty Casualty?