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Futures Insights

Futures Insights is a series of analysis and discussion papers published on an occasional basis by DME. Futures Insights addresses topical issues and future developments in the Middle East and Asian energy markets. Comments by readers or suggestions for future studies are welcomed and can be sent to mayssam.hamadeh@dubaimerc.com.

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37 - Product margins underpin crude strength as refining crunch bites Download
36 - Extreme volatility – unprecedented oil price swings across the barrel Download
35 - Russian oil price shock, how markets are reacting

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34 - Forward structure, measuring market strength

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33 - DME Oman pricing trends 2021

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32 - Oil markets resolute in the face of Omicron – at least for now

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31 - Pricing focus on Middle East as crude oil flows pick up

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30 - Global oil prices and the energy crunch

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29 - Oil Price Rebound

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28 - OQD act as a major benchmark for refiners to track values of refined products calculate margins 

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27 - DME Oman – the contract to trade during times of OPEC turmoil

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26 - The futurization of Middle East crude oil prices

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25 - Benchmark oil pricing – lessons from 2020

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24 - Enhancing market transparency – DME launches ACE platform

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23 - Light sweet versus medium sour

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22 - Forecasting the Future

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21 - 2020 Oil market review - collapse, chaos and recovery

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20 - OPEC maintains role as swing supplier for oil markets

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19 - Biden presidential victory

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18 - The Road to Recovery, Oil Demand rebound seen stalling

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17 - U.S. Hurricane Season and Global Energy Markets - Navigating Stormy Waters

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16 - Making the grade – tracking the spot crude oil market

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15 - Middle East OSPs – Getting the Balance Right

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14 - Oil Markets rebalance

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13 - SWEET prices for SOUR grades

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12 - Oil price slump plunges markets into contango structure

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11 - DME Oman -  Coronavirus wreaks havoc on Middle East oil markets final

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10 - DME OQD - 2019 Review 

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9 - Brent and Oman spread – Q1 2019

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8 - Review of 2015 trading and delivery data

This paper is the latest update in the DME’s ongoing efforts to bring greater transparency to the Oman crude oil market, particularly with regard to the DME’s flagship Oman crude oil contract (OQD).

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7 - Review of the new expiry procedure by DME

This paper provides a review of the new expiry procedure introduced by DME on February 29, 2016

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6 - Diversity the key to DME Oman oil contract success

This paper updates previous data published by the DME and highlights the diverse participation in trading of the Middle East’s primary benchmark crude oil.

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5 - Review of trading and delivery data for the DME

This paper provides a review of trading and delivery data for the Dubai Mercantile Exchange (DME) for the first half of 2015

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4 - Trade and delivery data 2014

This paper provides a review of trading and delivery data for the Dubai Mercantile Exchange (DME) for 2014

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3 - Sour Crude Derivatives.

This paper reviews the development of Middle East-Asian crude oil derivatives and provides a guide to market size, trends in liquidity and likely future developments.

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2 - Brent Oman Spread.

This paper reviews recent developments in the Brent and Oman markets and how they have affected and could affect in the future the spread between Brent and Oman futures.

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1 - Oman Crude Oil & DME.

This paper provides an overview of DME and of how Oman crude oil is traded and delivered.

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