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The battle of the sour futures contracts

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The Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) and the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) with its partner the Dubai Mercantile Exchange (DME) have been fiercely competing to create a viable and liquid sour oil futures contract that could serve as a pricing benchmark and as a mechanism for improved risk management. In part, this fierce competition reflects a battle between two very different approaches to oil trading and pricing. While ICE’s Middle East sour crude futures contract (launched on 21 May)...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Oxford Institute for Energy Studies Publisher's website
Journal:
Oxford Energy Forum Journal website
Volume:
September 2007
Issue:
70
Pages:
15-16
Publication date:
2007-09-05
ISSN:
0959-7727
URN:
uuid:6be456bf-6a80-496a-b912-fe808f94cb5b
Local pid:
ora:10947
Language:
English
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