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Saudi Aramco IPO focuses on domestic investors amid challenging market conditions

Mon, 25/11/2019 - 08:49

By Beatrice Bedeschi – The Initial Public Offering (IPO) of Saudi Arabia’s state oil company Saudi Aramco has seen a refocus on domestic investors after what was expected to be the largest IPO on history saw a reduction in valuation amid challenging market conditions. »

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Oil prices, production back to normal after Saudi Arabia attacks, but security concerns remain

Mon, 14/10/2019 - 11:01

By Beatrice Bedeschi – A month after the drone attacks on the Abqaiq and Khurais oil facilities, Saudi Arabia has surprised observers by being able to bring oil production capacity to nearly pre-attack levels, which has quickly stabilised oil prices after the spikes seen in the immediate aftermath of the incidents. »

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China opens up oil and gas upstream sector to foreign investment

Wed, 24/07/2019 - 13:05

By Beatrice Bedeschi – A recent decision by the Chinese government to open up the oil and gas upstream sector to direct foreign investments is likely to rekindle interest by international energy companies. However, impact in the short term might be limited as the market awaits further policy changes providing more clarity on how the new rules will work in practice, according to  Industry experts and analysts. »

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CFTC orders commodity trading firm to pay penalty for wash sales

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 10:25

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued an Order filing and simultaneously settling charges against Respondent, Eagle Market Makers, Inc. (Eagle), an Illinois firm, for engaging in wash sales and noncompetitive transactions which were traded on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (collectively, CME).   »

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Oil industry looks at CO2 capture and storage to provide carbon-negative fuels

Mon, 17/06/2019 - 10:15

By Beatrice Bedeschi – Oil production has the potential to contribute to curbing carbon emissions thanks to a new technique that involves capturing CO2 directly from the air and storing it underground as part of oil upstream processes, according to industry experts. »

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PanXchange frac sand market data now available on Quandl

Fri, 14/06/2019 - 10:08

PanXchange, an OTC exchange and price discovery platform for physical commodities, is to distribute its proprietary pricing data for hydraulic fracturing proppants, better known as frac sand, through Quandl, a provider of financial and alternative data for financial professionals. »

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PEGAS launches first LNG products

Thu, 23/05/2019 - 16:09

PEGAS, the pan-European gas trading platform of EEX Group, operated by Powernext, has successfully launched its OTC registration service for LNG Futures. »

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Diamond Standard launches fungible diamond commodity

Fri, 03/05/2019 - 07:13

One-year-old startup the Diamond Standard Co has launched the world’s first fungible diamond commodity product – a universal asset to secure any digital transaction. »

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