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Does the Cyprus Crisis Signal New Trouble Ahead for the E/CTRM Market in Europe?

While Cyprus is a relatively small economy in the overall EU scheme, the announcement that EU regulators wanted to require banks there to seize 10% of Cypriots’ accounts (equal to 5.8 billion EURO) as part of a bail-out package is causing great concern and rattling investor confidence across...
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Expect a Shuffling of ETRM/CTRM Vendor Deck in 2013

The streets are rife with rumors these days of E/CTRM software companies closing their doors, buying others, selling off, merging and every other flavor of transaction imaginable.  Even in the craziest of times, like after the financial meltdown of 2008, I’ve never gotten the level of calls and...
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If You Want to Know What to Think or Do, Just Ask a Celebrity…

…as they are clearly the wisest people we have. The Associated Press published an article earlier this week spot lighting some of the terrific work done by our Hollywood heroes and a few sorta-celebrities in fighting the good fight against evil energy companies and their tool of global...
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Shell Building LNG Plants for North American Consumption

Shell announced today that they are going to build two new LNG liquefaction plants in North America, not for export, but for domestic consumption as a motor fuel.  The two plants, one in Louisiana and one in Ontario Canada will provide LNG fuel for shipping and heavy onshore...
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Catching Up with CTRM Deals

While we were away, a number of new deals were announced recently… SunGard Energy announced that they had licensed their Aligne product to Kelag Group, “one of the leading energy service providers in Austria”, to manage their power and gas trading, operations and risk management across Austria, Germany...
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“Because Its Friday”

For those that might remember the 28 mile per hour steel cheetah or the hunter-killer flying robot… The mad scientists keep arming SkyNet.  Now they have added a cinder-block-throwing killer pack mule to the arsenal of our soon-to-be robot overlords…...
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The World’s Longest Bomb?

The Christian Science Monitor published an article yesterday that noted that the increasingly infamous Chinese military hackers have been having their way with a number of US pipeline companies.  As noted in the article, “From December 2011 through June 2012, cyberspies targeted 23 gas pipeline companies with e-mails...
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We’re getting close…

The new site is getting there! We’re just a couple of days away from our official launch of our new web presence. Keep checking back as we continue to add new content over the coming weeks....
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