Useful Perspective on Speculation in Oil Markets

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 MarketsMore Useful Perspective on Speculation in Oil Markets

Peter Corsell on Smart Grid Technology

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

Will Pandora Be an Internet Radio Royalty Casualty?

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?