Energy News

Canada’s Energy Firms at Risk from Cyber, Bomb Attacks: Security Service

Canada’s main spy agency last year warned energy companies about an increasing risk of cyber espionage and attacks on pipelines, oil storage and shipment facilities and power transmission towers using homemade explosives, according to a classified document seen by Reuters. …

Re/Insurers’ Fundamentals Begin to Erode in Challenge-Filled Market: A.M. Best

The ongoing pressures of diminishing investment returns, dwindling loss reserves and intense competition are beginning to erode industry fundamentals, cautioned A.M. Best in a special report titled “Insurers Hunt for Diminishing Opportunities in a Market Laden with Challenges.” “There is …

Low Prices Ultimately Could Bite London Market Insurers: A.M. Best, PwC Reports

The business outlook for the London insurance market is a familiar one across other global markets: underwriting profits are under pressure as ongoing soft market prices begin to take a toll. In separate reports on the London market, both A.M. …

California’s Last Nuke Plant Would Be Closed by 2025 Under Deal

California’s last nuclear power plant will close by 2025 under an accord announced this week, ending three decades of safety debates that helped fuel the national anti-nuclear power movement. The state’s largest utility, Pacific Gas & Electric Co., and environmental …

Energi of Canada Offers P/C Energy Programs in West & Atlantic Canada

Energi of Canada has launched property & casualty programs for energy business in parts of Western and Atlantic Canada. The new energy programs provide risk management solutions and insurance offerings for energy related risks in the following segments: Fuel distribution …

Persistent Soft Market Begins to Hit Reinsurer Stock Prices: A.M. Best

While global reinsurers are continuing to withstand challenging market conditions, their stock prices, on average, are starting to take a hit as a result of the persistent soft market and its negative effect on top line growth, according to a …

North Dakota Governor: Oil Industry ‘Solid’

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple told industry and government officials on May 25 that the state’s unprecedented oil boom that made it the economic darling of the nation is far from going bust. “From our perspective, we think that this …

XL Catlin Strengthens Global Energy Team with 4 Senior Appointments

XL Catlin’s insurance operations announced it has strengthened its energy team globally with four senior hires: Wayne Jacobson, Joseph Tina, Helen Watkinson and Denise Dass-Hewitt. In the Americas, XL Catlin has appointed Wayne Jacobson as director of Energy Liability – …

Negative Outlook for Energy Insurers May Force Sector Exit: Willis Towers Watson

Energy insurers continue to feel the pressure caused by over-supply of capital and falling demand from buyers, which may lead them to exit or scale back their participation in the energy sector, according to a report published by Willis Towers …

Wyoming Losing Workers Due to Energy Downturn

More people are leaving Wyoming than are coming to the state in the wake of thousands of jobs being lost in the fossil fuels extraction industry, and it’s a trend that an economist doesn’t see reversing until oil and gas …