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Crude Oil Futures
Light Sweet Crude Oil is traded on the New York Mercantile Exchange(NYMEX). "Light Sweet" is the most popular grade of crude oil that is traded. Another grade of oil is Brent Crude, which is primarily traded in London. Crude oil is the raw material that is refined to produce gasoline, heating oil, diesel, jet fuel and many other petrochemicals.
Russia, Saudi Arabia, and the United States are the world’s three largest oil producers. When crude oil is refined, or processed, it takes about 3 barrels of oil to produce 2 barrels of unleaded gas now known as RBOB and 1 barrel of heating oil.
Introduction to Crude Oil
Today’s energy crude oil market is truly global. From West Texas Intermediate (WTI) to Brent and DME Oman, the crude oil market fuels many of the world’s leading economies and impact nearly every nation. Energy crude oil futures and options provide the tools the industry needs to manage risk. Explore the key concepts and structure of today’s energy markets, including the factors that affect supply and demand and move prices. Learn how to use these instruments to hedge exposure and unlock opportunities.