|2019-04-10 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
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Oil trading industry faces a Middle East shake-up
Middle East national oil companies are drilling deeper to extract every last drop of value from their barrels. Some of the world’s biggest producers are increasingly focusing on extending the reach of their crude and products' trading arms in the first major shake-up for the industry since banks shut their commodities trading desks in the wake of the financial crisis, say experts.
Lower oil prices and the need to squeeze more value from every drop of crude to help support economic development are driving the shift, which has seen state-owned giants Adnoc and Saudi Aramco recently bulk up their trading units. The trend is set to be a major topic of discussion for industry executives and oil ministers attending this week’s Middle East Petroleum & Gas Conference in Dubai.
“I would view this as a natural evolution of NOCs aiming to more fully monetise their crude oil supply,” said Harry Tchilinguirian, global head of commodity markets strategy for investment bank BNP Paribas, who is scheduled to speak at the conference. “NOCs [are] looking to assume a greater role in the marketing of their oil products, and thus growing their trading teams.”