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    1. August 2, 2016

      Remain donor withdraws from Cameron honours list

      A leading donor to the Remain campaign has asked not be considered for a knighthood after his inclusion in David...

    2. July 4, 2016

      Oando sells majority stake in downstream business to Vitol

      Nigerian energy group Oando has sold a majority stake in its fuels business to trading house Vitol and Helios...

    1. June 22, 2016

      New Saudi oil minister signals end to glut

      Saudi Arabia’s new oil minister has signalled an end to the worst of the oil glut and indicated the Opec kingpin is...

    2. Fast FT

      April 12, 2016

      World's biggest oil traders see end of rout

      The worst of the oil crash is over and prices should be stronger by the end of the year, six of the world’s biggest...

    3. April 10, 2016

      Commodity groups confront new reality

      When the world’s most powerful commodity traders and executives gather on the shores of Lake Geneva this week, they...

    4. March 22, 2016

      Vitol and Gunvor report stellar profits

      Two of the world’s biggest independent oil traders emerged as winners from the oil price crash on Tuesday by reporting...

    5. March 22, 2016

      Vitol posts 13% rise in traded oil volumes in 2015

      Vitol, the world’s largest independent oil trader, posted a large jump in oil volumes and net income in 2015 as the...

    6. Fast FT

      March 22, 2016

      Vitol oil volumes jump 13% in 2015

      Vitol, the world’s largest independent oil trader, posted a large jump in oil volumes in 2015 as the crash in prices...

    7. February 26, 2016

      Total and Vitol fined in Iraq corruption case

      Total, the French oil major, has been found guilty of corruption in the United Nations’ oil-for-food programme for Iraq...

    8. February 25, 2016

      Traders aid Kurds with oil payments

      Oil companies operating in Iraqi Kurdistan have started receiving direct payments from some of the world’s largest...

    9. February 12, 2016

      IP Week parties divide oil sector’s winners and losers 

      If you can check the pulse of an industry by the way it parties, then the winners and losers were easy to spot at...

    10. February 9, 2016

      Oil industry leaders move to quash talk of stronger prices

      Powerful oil industry insiders have moved to quash talk of stronger prices this year, warning that turmoil in emerging...

    11. January 20, 2016

      First US oil tanker arrives in Europe

      The first oil tanker to sail from the US after restrictions were lifted on the country’s crude exports has arrived in...

    12. December 2, 2015

      Vitol in $3bn deal with Kazakh state oil group KMG

      Vitol, the world’s largest independent oil trader, will extend up to $3bn in advance payments to KazMunaiGas, as...

    13. November 30, 2015

      Vitol close to deal with Libya oil group

      Vitol, the world’s biggest independent oil trader, is closing in on a deal with the national oil company of Libya to...

    14. October 16, 2015

      Trading arms help oil majors weather market rout

      The world’s biggest energy companies have doubled the gross margins of their trading arms over the past five years,...

    15. October 8, 2015

      Bank of England checks commodity exposures of financial institutions

      The Bank of England has asked British financial institutions to reveal their full exposure to commodity traders and...

    16. August 23, 2015

      Kurds defy Iraq to establish own oil sales

      This time last year, a high-stakes dispute over a tanker filled with Iraqi Kurdish oil came to a head in a Texas court....

    17. August 23, 2015

      Israel turns to Kurds for three-quarters of its oil supplies

      Israel has imported as much as three-quarters of its oil from Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish north in recent months,...

    18. August 21, 2015

      Vitol buys out oil tank partner’s stake in VTTI BV for $830m

      Vitol has bought out its partner in a leading oil tank business, as excess supply and growing world demand create more...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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,...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. January 15, 2015

      Contango

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

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. June 9, 2014

      Morgan Stanley sells oil distributor TransMontaigne

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

    38. 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...

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