Weather forecasters have more to offer the upstream

Improvements in weather forecasting technology are starting to benefit upstream operators with greater coverage and longer forecasts, says The Weather Company’s Jim Menard Improvements in weather forecasting technology are starting to benefit upstream operators with greater coverage and longer forecasts, says The Weather Company’s Jim Menard.
By Tom Hoskyns 6 January 2017 0 23391
Jim Menard, general manager. (The Weather Company)

Weather forecasting technology has proven a valuable tool for energy traders for a number of years, but now upstream operators are looking to make better use of the services provided by forecasters such as The Weather Company, an IBM Business. Interfax Natural Gas Daily spoke to Jim Menard, the Boston-based company’s general manager, who oversees the forecaster’s products in aviation, energy, insurance and data services.

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