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The largest energy companies are some of the UK’s most significant tax payers and their dividends fund many pensions. Yet it is increasingly difficult for upstream oil and gas and mining companies to find projects with returns which justify the risks. Most companies have been clear that financial and capital discipline is at the heart of their strategy.
The industry provides hundreds of thousands of jobs in the UK alone, but there is a critical shortage of some necessary skills for jobs. Energy is constantly in the news whether we are talking about customer service, the Scottish independence debate, how geopolitics affects oil demand, supply and price plus the merits of shale gas. Regulation is changing across all elements of the industry and this has implications for businesses and operating models. Technology is also changing and has the potential to disrupt current market dynamics.
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Our dedicated energy team advises clients across the oil and gas and mining value chains. We advise electricity generators, electricity and gas distribution and transmission companies plus the water and chemical industry. We provide audit, tax and advisory services to help our clients grow revenue (both organically and through acquisition), have efficient and effective operations, maximise return on human capital, manage and protect against risk and access capital and liquidity.
Recent announcements by both the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and the UK Chancellor are likely to foreshadow dramatic changes to the UK energy market.
Our report provides an overview of both, and summarises their implications for the sector.
This guide is intended to provide an easily accessible overview of UK’s regulated infrastructure across aviation, energy, telecommunications, rail and water sectors. It presents business characteristics common across regulated infrastructure and the key elements of associated regulatory regimes as well as their application in practice that are of interest to investors.
Considering the ever changing environment and obstacles impacting the industry, executives are feeling positive about the state of the industry and the potential for growth. This survey reflects the viewpoint of over 100 energy industry executives and the key issues they see for 2014.
Description: The energy sector needs to address major gaps in workforce knowledge and experience if it is to meet its aggressive growth goals and contribute to a healthy global economy. As energy companies direct their attention to addressing the talent gap, the findings of this report shed insight on specific obstacles that may stand in the way and reveal four areas where they should focus their efforts.
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Energy and natural resources companies are challenged by an ever-growing array of threats and opportunities that grow more complex every day. From the risks entering remote regions in the world in the search for natural resources to changing regulatory and compliance pressures and financial and production risks; the management of these risks is not advancing as fast as the threats faced, and companies are falling short in a number of important areas.
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Companies now face not only cyber attacks from hacking groups, script kiddies and hactivists – they’re threatened by state-sponsored agencies with limitless resources. These agencies usually carry out cyber attacks to seek a competitive edge, gain access to intellectual property, or for sheer sabotage. In other words, cyber threats have never been more pervasive and attack damages never more real for energy companies.
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Many energy trading firms are seeing strong growth in hedging and trading activity. The financial size and complexity of most energy trades, steady rise in energy prices plus challenges of operating in different jurisdictions exacerbate the risks linked to this operation.
We work closely with clients to address big trading risk issues and provide innovative solutions to tackle fraud, misconduct, manipulation and other topics.
KPMG’s EMEA Energy network works with major organisations in a variety of energy related industries to respond to business issues and trends. Join today to access valuable thought leadership, events and webcasts through our Global Energy network.
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