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How Not to Sell Crude Oil

July 24, 2015
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What do you do when the world is awash with oil, your biggest customer has suddenly become almost self-sufficient and your nearest competitor is producing a more suitable quality of oil for your remaining market? You ban 113 crude tankers from entering your territorial waters with immediate […]

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More with a Whimper than a Bang!

July 7, 2015
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A few last minute regulatory hitches further delayed the end of open outcry trading in Chicago and New York, but if all went according to plan, the delayed closure of the CME NYMEX pits happened on 6th July 2015.

For any young traders reading this, “open outcry” trading […]

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Calling Oil Lawyers- There is Something Fishy about Bills of Lading!

July 1, 2015
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At last! An answer of sorts to a question that has been bothering me for more than thirty years: where does title to a cargo of oil pass from seller to buyer on a CIF or CFR deal? Don’t nod off yet before you have read a […]

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“The Emir Has No Clothes!”

June 8, 2015
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The European Market Infrastructure Regulation does not fit the market for commodity derivatives. Yet diverse commodity players are being corseted by the regulations, which at the very least require reporting, and for larger companies require clearing or collateralisation of deals. But there are loopholes…..

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