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Today, a large percentage of the world's oil futures are traded on our markets. The overall Brent complex acts as a reference price for approximately two thirds of the world’s oil and our Brent futures contract serves as the world’s benchmark for light, sweet crude. Our natural gas and power markets meet the hedging needs of North American and European energy market participants and are offered alongside our crude and refined oil, coal, natural gas liquids and other emerging energy markets.
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Globalizing Natural Gas Market Drives Liquidity in LNG Futures
By Gordon Bennett, Managing Director, Utility Markets, ICE
When it comes to trading in the oil markets, it’s all about liquidity. And, when it comes to measuring how liquid a futures contract is, open interest is one of the key indicators used by market participants.
S&P Dow Jones Indices discusses the prevalence of Brent pricing with Mike Davis
2017: A Dynamic Oil Landscape
By Mike Davis, Director of Oil Market Development at ICE
As natural gas markets become increasingly global, market participants are evolving their trading and risk management strategies to manage portfolios with regional and global exposure.