This book by industry leader Vincent Kaminski provides description of the energy markets, covering both the fundamentals of the production, transportation, storage and distribution processes, market design and linkages between different markets, as well as describes the most important types of transactions and instruments used in these markets.
Vincent Kaminski Mr Vincent Kaminski has spent fourteen years working in different positions related to quantitative analysis and risk management in the merchant energy industry. The companies he has worked for include Citigroup, Sempra Energy Trading, Reliant Energy, Citadel Investment Group, and Enron (from 1992 to 2002) where he was the head of the quantitative modeling group. Prior to beginning a career in the energy industry, Mr Kaminski was a vice president in the research department, bond portfolio analysis group, of Salomon Brothers in New York (from 1986 to 1992). In September 2006 Mr Kaminski accepted an academic position with Rice University in Houston (Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business) where he is teaching MBA level classes on energy markets, energy risk management and valuation of energy derivatives. Mr Kaminski holds an M.S. degree in international economics, a Ph.D. degree in theoretical economics from the Main School of Planning and Statistics in Warsaw, Poland, and an MBA from Fordham University in New York. He is a recipient of the 1999 James H. McGraw award for Energy Risk Management (Energy Risk Manager of the Year). Mr Kaminski has published a number of papers, and contributed to several books, on the energy markets.