A combination of economic factors around the pandemic and uncertainty around the severity of winter in the Northern Hemisphere has contributed to significant price volatility in the natural gas markets. The growth of Henry Hub futures liquidity during both European and Asian trading hours more another evidence for its relevance as a global benchmark.
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Oil-indexation has been subject to criticism due to its structural flaws, which have prohibited a full-commoditization of LNG.
The COVID-19 pandemic and its drastic impact on energy prices seems to have exacerbated those flaws and magnified market inefficiencies, revealing indexing LNG to Brent can be costly and is not a perfect hedge.
The impact of the pandemic has provided further evidence of how this pricing framework has become even more obsolete and an impediment to market competition and efficiency.
Starting with the January 2021 contract, WTI Houston (HCL) futures will offer delivery of export quality crude directly onto a tanker via Enterprise Product Partners’ Houston Ship Channel, pending regulatory review.
The dock allocation process merges the physically delivered futures market with the export market.
Europe’s energy markets are entering a period of significant change with regulation driving higher usage of lower carbon feedstocks. Waste oil-based products are actively being traded as companies gear up to comply with more stringent renewable energy targets.
Launched in August, NYMEX Used Cooking Oil (UCO) and Used Cooking Oil Methyl Ester (UCOME) futures are available and trading to support the growing need.
CME Direct now offers Directed Request-For-Quote (DRFQ) which revolutionizes the process for privately negotiated transactions, providing technology to optimize block trading in futures and options.
With four simple steps, you can trade NYMEX energy products using Trayport Joule Direct.
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