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    1. May 20, 2015

      Oil market buoyed by product demand

      The oil market is coping with storage capacity limits because demand for products such as petrol has been unexpectedly...

    2. April 28, 2015

      Mercuria earnings rise after JPMorgan unit swallowed

      Mercuria posted unchanged earnings last year as the fast-growing commodities trader digested the acquisition of...

    1. April 26, 2015

      Commodity trading chiefs upbeat at FT conference

      After a period of weakness in commodity markets, some of the world’s biggest traders gathered on the shores of Lake...

    2. April 23, 2015

      Gunvor creates role to oversee acquisitions

      Gunvor, one of the world’s biggest oil traders, has created a position that will oversee dealmaking and investments as...

    3. April 21, 2015

      Mercuria resumes search for big investor

      Mercuria is to resume its search for a major investor to help in the next stage of its expansion, the CEO of the Swiss...

    4. April 21, 2015

      Oil prices have hit their lows, says Vitol chief Ian Taylor

      Vitol chief executive Ian Taylor said profitable trading opportunities created by the oil crash have been sharply...

    5. March 19, 2015

      Oil trader Vitol’s profits rebound to $1.35bn

      Vitol, the world’s biggest independent oil trader, saw a sharp recovery in profits in 2014, aided by more favourable...

    6. March 16, 2015

      Trafigura chief financial officer Pierre Lorinet to step down

      Trafigura, one of the world’s biggest commodities trading houses, will have a new chief financial officer later this...

    7. February 16, 2015

      Oil traders celebrate market rout

      For some the lavish party thrown by Socar, the state oil company of Azerbaijan, during International Petroleum Week,...

    8. February 10, 2015

      Rosneft chief Igor Sechin takes aim at Opec

      Igor Sechin, the president of Russian state-controlled energy company Rosneft, lashed out at Opec on Tuesday saying the...

    9. February 6, 2015

      Oil producers seek liquidity from prepayment deals

      When the US government slapped sanctions on Rosneft in the summer, restricting its access to long-term US dollar...

    10. January 27, 2015

      Vitol to develop $7bn oil and gas project in Ghana with ENI

      Vitol, one of the world’s leading commodities traders, is to develop a $7bn offshore oil and gas project in Ghana with...

    11. January 15, 2015

      Contango

      The oil price plunge over the past several months has spooked the world’s biggest producer countries and energy...

    12. January 12, 2015

      Oil traders eye floating storage options

      “Sharks off the British coast: Oil tankers refuse to unload until prices rise . . .,” railed an excitable British...

    13. August 21, 2014

      Rosneft hit by western sanctions as $2bn Vitol deal scrapped

      A planned $2bn deal between Rosneft and oil trader Vitol has been shelved, in the latest sign that tougher western...

    14. July 25, 2014

      SNP urges Better Together campaign to return Vitol donations

      The Scottish National party has renewed calls for the cross-party campaign against Scottish independence to return...

    15. July 18, 2014

      Prepay deals in question after Rosneft sanctions

      When Rosneft signed a $10bn oil-backed financing agreement with Glencore and Vitol in March 2013 the chairman of the...

    16. June 16, 2014

      CFTC moves to curb speculators face revision

      A long-running effort to constrain speculation in commodities markets could face another round of revision. Almost five...

    17. June 9, 2014

      Morgan Stanley sells oil distributor TransMontaigne

      Morgan Stanley has further pruned its commodities trading division with the sale of petroleum distributor...

    18. May 15, 2014

      Brent oil benchmark is safe – for now

      When Ian Taylor, the head of Vitol, the world’s biggest independent oil trader, called in March for immediate and...

    19. May 7, 2014

      Vitol posts lowest profits in a decade

      Annual profits at Vitol fell to the lowest level in decade last year as the world’s biggest independent oil trader...

    20. April 30, 2014

      Rosneft adds $20bn safety net to balance sheet

      Rosneft has accumulated a $20bn “safety net” of cash on its balance sheet in order to reduce its dependence on...

    21. April 24, 2014

      Investors starting to look at commodities again

      After several tough years, investors are once again starting to warm to commodities. That is the view of one of the...

    22. April 2, 2014

      Supply problems set to keep oil price stable

      The head of the world’s biggest independent oil trader has predicted a fourth year of stable oil prices, saying supply...

    23. March 31, 2014

      Banks’ retreat empowers commodity trading houses

      Over the past decade, the world’s largest banks have with little fanfare become immersed in a business far removed from...

    24. March 24, 2014

      Trafigura’s co-founder to step down

      Claude Dauphin, is to step down from the day-to-day running of Trafigura, the commodities trading house, passing the...

    25. March 24, 2014

      Vitol flags tough markets while rival Trafigura appoints new chief

      Vitol, the world’s biggest oil trader, has flagged “very challenging” market conditions as it reported annual results,...

    26. March 3, 2014

      Vitol in talks to lend Rosneft $2bn more

      Vitol, the world’s largest oil trader, is in discussions to extend an additional $2bn in financing to Rosneft, giving...

    27. February 21, 2014

      Vitol buys Shell’s Australian downstream assets for $2.6bn

      Vitol, the world’s largest independent oil trader, has closed its largest acquisition, spending A$2.9bn ($2.6bn) to buy...

    28. February 17, 2014

      Call for Brent benchmark reform

      The head of the world’s biggest oil trading company has called for immediate and far-reaching reform of Brent, the oil...

    29. November 28, 2013

      King Coal leaps back to life as prices rally

      King Coal has lost its crown. Since prices spiked in the wake of the Australian floods of 2010 it has been all one way...

    30. November 27, 2013

      Commodity traders eye Nigerian oil deals

      Commodity traders Glencore, Vitol and Mercuria have separately joined with local Nigerian companies bidding for...

    31. October 16, 2013

      US oil refiner exports hit Europe rivals

      America’s refiners are exporting a shale revolution. And, in doing so, they are about to transform oil trading and the...

    32. August 21, 2013

      Singapore bank expands Indonesian links to Jakarta

      United Overseas Bank, one of Singapore’s three largest banks by assets, on Wednesday unveiled a new “advisory unit” in...

    33. July 9, 2013

      Call for greater trading house scrutiny

      The growing importance of commodity trading houses to the global economy means that they should be subject to greater...

    34. June 26, 2013

      ‘King of oil’ who became a target for US

      Marc Rich, who died on Wednesday, aged 78, was one of the most controversial business figures of the late 20th century....

    35. June 25, 2013

      Trafigura’s Russian oil ambitions

      Trafigura, the oil and metals trading house, is trying to break into the massive Russian oil sector, a territory long...

    36. June 21, 2013

      Russia and China agree $270bn oil deal

      Rosneft has signed a deal to supply China with $270bn worth of oil over the next 25 years, as Russia looks to boost...

    37. June 21, 2013

      Commodities traders need to wake up to key-man risk

      The leadership changes in Louis Dreyfus Commodities and Bunge are a good reminder that chief executives do not stay...

    38. June 9, 2013

      Worry over scarcer credits propels US carbon market RGGI

      A pioneer US carbon market is climbing after an intervention meant to grapple with a surplus of credits that has also...

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