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European ETRM Space Getting Crowded?

Walking around E-World last month, I was struck at just how many ETRM software products now target European power and gas. In addition to the usual suspects like... continue reading

CubeLogic Acquires FERDEC Cementing its European Presence and Adding Trade Surveillance

Today, CubeLogic announced that it had acquired Berlin-based energy and commodity surveillance provider – FERDEC. I spoke with... continue reading

Inatech Adds New Products Around Fuel Regs and Digitization

Much to our mutual surprise, it had been a year since I had last spoken with Rowena Bataille, Head of Marketing & Product... continue reading

TRADESPARENT Spreads Its Wings

A week or so ago, I spoke with Ricardo Rosa of TRADESPARENT to get an update on the company and a read on how he saw the market.... continue reading

Latest News

Saudi signals OPEC may need to extend oil cuts until end-2019

BAKU (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia said on Sunday OPEC’s job in rebalancing the oil market was far from done as global inventories were... continue reading

IEA sees oil market flipping into deficit in second quarter

LONDON (Reuters) – The oil market will flip into a modest deficit from the second quarter of this year, with OPEC possessing a... continue reading

February 2019: Another record month for Euro Gas, driven by TTF and NCG highs. German Power up 8% MoM, Emissions up 8% MoM

Trayport – February 2019 saw 8.970 million monthly contracts traded, up 2% MoM. Emissions was the largest climber,... continue reading

The Climate Change Policy Disconnect – Will It Lead To An Energy Crisis?

Summary Seeking Alpha – Focus on curbing supply as opposed to demand for fossil fuels may lead to... continue reading


Sameer Soleja – President, CEO and Founder, Molecule Software

In this episode of Conversations with Leaders in CTRM Technology, ComTech Advisory’s Patrick Reames visits with Mr. Sameer Soleja, president, CEO & founder of Houston-based CTRM supplier, Molecule Software. Mr. Soleja describes his company’s market reach, the role of new technology in Molecule’s products, the impact of the disaggregation of CTRM solutions and his views of how the CTRM market will evolve over

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Interview Corner

Contigo as an EnergyOne Company

Published 31 January 2019

An Interview with Simon Wheeler, Contigo Following EnergyOne’s acquisition of UK-based Contigo, a supplier of ETRM solutions to the western European gas and power markets,... continue reading

Disruptive and Enabling Technologies in Commodities

Published 9 January 2019

Interview with Matt Dolton CEO and Co-founder at Kynetix ComTech Advisory: We recently issued our disruptive technologies research report in which we discussed the massive... continue reading

Regulatory Compliance TRADESPARENT

Published 17 September 2018

An interview with Mr. Alexander Regnault, Director Operations, TRADESPARENT ComTech Advisory: TRADESPARENT now offers a variety of different solutions from risk management to regulatory compliance... continue reading

ETRM and PPAs – The View from Down Under

Published 7 August 2018

An interview with Mr. Shaun Ankers, CEO, Energy One ComTech Advisory: Can you give us an update on Energy One? What key initiatives are you... continue reading

FIS Looks to Leverage Products into Energy & Commodities

Published 26 June 2018

ComTech Advisory: FIS Energy & Commodities is just a part of a larger group of products and business units offering trading and risk products that... continue reading

Brady’s Product Strategy and Direction – Interview with Ms. Libby Koehn, Chief Product Office, Brady PLC

Published 3 April 2018

Ms. Libby Koehn joined Brady PLC recently as Chief Product Officer. We asked her about Brady’s strategy, products and views on market developments. ComTech Advisory:... continue reading

An Interview with Rich Jefferson, Commodities COO at Beacon

Published 27 March 2018

Comtech recently had the opportunity to visit with Mr. Rich Jefferson, Commodities COO at Beacon to get his thoughts about Beacon Growing Rapidly and Finding... continue reading

FIS Gear Up to Launch Multiple Product Strategy into Commodities

Published 20 February 2018

Commodity Technology Advisory asks Dr. Markus Seiser, COO, FIS Energy, about FIS’s strategy and plans for Energy & Commodities ComTech Advisory: FIS now markets its... continue reading

CTRM Community

IMO 2020 may not solve crude oil quality riddle: Fuel for Thought

Published 18 March 2019

The global chasm in crude oil quality supply shows no signs of narrowing, prompting refiners to lighten their slate and leading to a market awash... continue reading

The U.S. Gulf Coast became a net exporter of crude oil in late 2018

Published 18 March 2019

In the last two months of 2018, the U.S. Gulf Coast exported more crude oil than it imported. Monthly net trade of crude oil in... continue reading

Energy and commodities highlights: CERAWeek, US sanctions and EU energy laws

Published 15 March 2019

As energy industry professionals gathered in Houston for CERAWeek, global oil politics was top of the agenda. Policymakers and market participants saw opportunities for the... continue reading

U.S. Gulf Coast refinery demand for hydrogen increasingly met by merchant suppliers

Published 15 March 2019

Petroleum refineries in the U.S. Gulf Coast increasingly rely on merchant suppliers, rather than their own production, to provide the hydrogen used to reduce the... continue reading

MiFID II updates, CFTC position limits

Published 15 March 2019

While there is not much news relating to MiFID II specifically for those in energy and commodities, the wider financial services world has seen a... continue reading

U.S. natural gas production hit a new record high in 2018

Published 14 March 2019

U.S. natural gas production grew by 10.0 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) in 2018, an 11% increase from last year. The increase was the... continue reading

Toxic air catastrophe triggers scrap metal revolution in China

Published 14 March 2019

Minerals producers have made fortunes over the last decade to slake China’s thirst for raw industrial metals. But in the future their profits could be... continue reading

More Brexit updates: FCA announcements

Published 13 March 2019

The news around Brexit now comes out on an hourly basis (for example see here on Sky News). A “no deal” Brexit remains very possible.... continue reading

Industry Voices

The great oil refinery experiment is coming to an end at Delta Airlines

Airlines live and die on fuel prices – when the price of oil (and the jet fuel derived from that oil) is high, you’ll see... continue reading

Trading Re-imagined – How Digitization is Reshaping the Commodity Trading Industry

The Commodity Trading industry is on the cusp of transformation – and Digitization is at the heart of the change. By Cyrus Dadachanji, Partner, Midstream... continue reading

Brexit: Passporting aside – regulatory considerations for firms providing investment services

Sophie Crisp, Manager, Risk and Compliance | 15 Jul 2016 Since the Brexit result, the focus for many has been on firms maintaining passporting rights... continue reading

The latest trends in near shoring / Human Capital

At a recent gathering of CIO’s from some of the commodities traders it became clear that ‘near shoring’ is again the flavor of the month.... continue reading


  • Commodity Technology Advisory is the leading analyst organization covering the ETRM and CTRM markets. We provide the invaluable insights into the issues and trends affecting the users and providers of the technologies that are crucial for success in the constantly evolving global commodities markets. Our team is headed by Patrick Reames and Gary Vasey, a team whose combined 60-plus years in the energy and commodities markets provides depth of understanding of the market and its issues that is unmatched and unrivaled by any analyst group.