FAQs

Why Trade Oil?

Main reasons to trade oil, is price fluidity. Crude oil can be refined into a variety of forms such as petroleum naphtha, gasoline, diesel fuel, asphalt base, heating oil, kerosene, liquefied petroleum gas, jet fuel and fuel oils, which expand the market pool and increase demand. Trading can be done either by speculating on its market price, or exchanging the physical commodity.

How to Trade Oil?

Oil can be traded several ways:

  • Long-term contracts between oil producer and consumer
  • Through Futures
  • On OTC market

Each method has specific goal. To learn which method is the right one for you, follow the link see the article “How to Trade Oil”.

What are the Biggest oil Companies?

1. China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (SNP) - Revenue (TTM): $355.8 billion

2. PetroChina Co. Ltd. (PTR) - Revenue (TTM): $320.0 billion

3. Saudi Arabian Oil Co. (Saudi Aramco) (Tadawul: 2222) - Revenue (TTM): $286.9 billion

4. Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDS.A) - Revenue (TTM): $263.1 billion

5. BP PLC (BP) - Revenue (TTM): $230.7 billion

6. Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) - Revenue (TTM): $213.9 billion

7. Total SE (TOT) - Revenue (TTM): $146.1 billion

8. Chevron Corp. (CVX) - Revenue (TTM): $115.0 billion

9. Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC) - Revenue (TTM): $102.4 billion

10. PJSC Lukoil (LUKOY) - Revenue $99.1 billion

What is Brent Oil?

Brent crude oil is one of the most popular oil benchmarks in the world, it’s recovered from the North Sea. Brent makes such a good benchmark because it is easy to refine into products such as diesel, gasoline, petrol, and other end products, which are in a great and consistent demand.

What is WTI Oil?

West Texas Intermediate (WTI) is a light, sweet crude oil (petroleum with less than 0.5% sulfur is called sweet) considered one of the main global oil benchmarks, along with Brent oil. WTI is a blend of several oils drilled and processed in the United States, primarily serves as a benchmark for the US oil market.

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