Author: Vahid Golchin

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Platts Global Crude Oil Summit: Stay on Top of the Recent Trends in Oil Benchmarks with ZEMA

The oil pricing landscape is facing critical changes as regional activities surrounding established benchmarks are impacting markets on a global scale. Asia’s lower-than-anticipated appetite for crude oil, coupled with the misconception that all production will be dominated by the Middle East, suggests a potential re-emergence of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) as the international price reference.1 ...
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Europe’s Regulatory Changes: Compliance with Regulations through Data Management

Europe’s answer to addressing the risks of over the counter (OTC) trading has been impacting the derivatives market for over a year now,1 and market participants are concurrently finding themselves facing some costly challenges. Now more than ever, the costs of non-compliance with the latest European Market Infrastructure Regulations (EMIR) are demanding strict organizational shifts ...
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CAISO Dealing with Renewable Generation: Staying Competitive with More Data

The ever-evolving deregulated power markets in North America are certainly keeping market participants on their toes. As data volumes and publication frequencies increase, so does the risk of making misinformed business decisions. With the growing influence of environmental regulations on the power markets, along with advancements in electrical grid technologies, market players must stay on ...
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Globalization of the Natural Gas Market and North American Impact: Data Changes That Can’t Be Ignored

On-demand access to accurate pricing data is pivotal for market players in the oil and gas industry to make better and timelier strategic decisions in order to drive their core business activities. Now more than ever, with the production of oil and gas reaching unprecedented new highs, organizations in this industry cannot afford to ignore ...
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Oil Markets Evolving with Shifting Political Climates in the Middle East

In the last 20 years, demand for oil and natural gas in Turkey has increased exponentially, and the country has developed into a significant consumer within the energy markets; however, the demand conditions coupled with insufficient natural resources have spiked Turkey’s energy import bill to alarming levels. The International Energy Agency (IEA) anticipates Turkey’s energy ...
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