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First-ever physically delivered crude oil storage futures contract announced

Chicago, 4 March 2015

CME Group, LOOP LLC (operator of the largest privately-owned crude oil terminal in the U.S.) and NEO Markets, Inc., a leading online marketplace for U.S. physical oil transactions, today announced they had reached a definitive agreement to develop the first-ever physically delivered crude oil... Read More...

IMAGE What impact would an Iran-US nuclear deal have on oil prices?

London, 4 March 2015

A deal between Iran and the West which allows for the removal of sanctions on Iranian oil exports is looking more likely. However, as always, the devil is in the detail. The most likely scenario in the view of Global Economics is a gradual return of Iranian exports over the next few years, which would... Read More...

Exxon chief says oil prices will stay low

Source: Financial Times, 4th March 2015

Tillerson announces 12 per cent cut to capital spending this year in face of cheaper crude

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IMAGE Here's What Will Send Oil Prices Back Up Again

London, 4 March 2015

Oil's rapid decline since August of last year has been dramatic. To listen to some commentators you would also think it is unprecedented and irreversible. Those claiming that oil will continue to fall from here and remain low for evermore, however, are flying in the face of both history and common sense. The question we should be asking ourselves is not if oil prices will recover, but when they... Read More...

Proposed Assessment Methodologies for Identifying Non-Bank Non-Insurer Global Systemically Important Financial Institutions

London, 4 March 2015

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) are publishing today for second public consultation Assessment Methodologies for Identifying Non-Bank Non-Insurer Global Systemically Important Financial Institutions (NBNI G-SIFIs). The proposed methodologies for identifying NBNI G-SIFIs complement the methodologies for identifying G-SIFIs... Read More...

Genscape’s New Proprietary North American Waterborne Crude Data

London, 4 March 2015

New report provides insight into the movement of the marginal barrel of oil with Jones Act vessel loadings & waterborne crude imports. Amid ongoing market volatility, it is imperative for market participants to have transparency into the global oil supply chain in order to effectively manage risks and opportunities. Using a range of proprietary, patented monitoring technologies, U.S.... Read More...

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