What Price Energy Information?


The wash trades scandal and accounting problems at Enron have led to demands for more independent market data in the energy sector. Who’s providing it, and is it meeting the industry’s needs?

For several years trading volumes in the energy sector have been calculated largely on the basis of individual energy companies’ reported volumes. But as the fallout from Enron’s collapse has eroded trust in companies’ figures, brokers and vendors are moving toward the provision of more independent sourc