Commodity contracts

About contracts

There are two international oil trademarks available for trading on Moscow Exchange Derivatives Market - Brent (Brent Crude Oil) and WTI - (Light Sweet Crude Oil).

Brent (Brent Crude Oil) - The most famous marker oil grade, named after the oilfield in the North Sea, from which the mining was originally conducted. It is now a mixture of varieties harvested from four oil deposits in one region between the coasts of Norway and Scotland: Brent, Forties, Oseberg, Ekofisk. The pricing of Brent oil affects the pricing of oil in Europe and Asia.

WTI - (Light Sweet Crude Oil) - The second most important reference oil grade produced in the state of Texas (USA). WTI is similar in parameters to Brent mark and classified as light and low-sulfur. Based on quotes of WTI the prices for other types of oil in the US and the Western Hemisphere are calculated.

Factors that influence price fluctuations:

  • Political and economic situation in oil producing countries;
  • Economic growth / recession in some countries;
  • Natural disasters and calamities;
  • Alternative energy market events;
  • OPEC decisions;
  • Market supply and demand.



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