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2019 CTRM Sourcebook

As Gary previously noted, we’ve just released the 2019 CTRM Sourcebook!  This latest addition includes 38 detailed product listings from 31 different vendors and covers the vast majority of the full-scale, multi-market CTRM products, and many of... continue reading

We’ve Been Busy….

Yesterday we released the all-new 2019 Sourcebook – the must-have tool for any CTRM software shortlisting exercise. You can find it for FREE download on this site. We... continue reading

A Brno First!

When I rejoined Patrick at ComTech, I was based in Prague having just resigned as Executive Director of a group of power trading firms. Everyone it seems likes to visit Prague and so I often saw clients... continue reading

SAP Commodity Management Has Significant Impetus

We have been tracking SAP with interest for the last several years in its efforts around its commodity management solution. To that end, we recently had another briefing... continue reading

Latest News

Velvet Energy Implements the InstaNext Platform

BENTONVILLE, AR (February 22, 2018) – InstaNext, a premier provider of cloud-hosted commodity trading and risk management solutions, announced today that Velvet Energy Ltd. has implemented the InstaNext... continue reading

Asia’s surging fuel exports depress refining industry profits

SINGAPORE (Reuters) by Henning Gloystein – Asia’s biggest oil consumers are flooding the region with fuel as refining output is exceeding consumption amid... continue reading

Record amount of new wind capacity financed in Europe last year: industry

LONDON (Reuters) – The amount of future new wind capacity in Europe financed last year rose to a record high, industry group WindEurope... continue reading

Asian millers turn to Argentina for wheat as drought hits Australian output

(Reuters) – Asian wheat millers are snapping up cargoes of the grain from Argentina to arrive in the... continue reading

Videos

CTRMRadio Edition 7 – Disaggregation of CTRM

CTRMRadio – Episode 1 of 2019 on the Disaggregation of CTRM featuring Bob Stilwell of Capco, Richard Williamson and Bruce Tozer of Gen10 and Simon Piercy of CTRMCubed along with Gary Vasey and Patrick Reames of ComTech.

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Blog

2019 CTRM Sourcebook

As Gary previously noted, we’ve just released the 2019 CTRM Sourcebook!  This latest addition includes 38 detailed product listings from 31 different vendors and covers the vast majority of the full-scale, multi-market CTRM products, and many of the commodity/region-specific solutions, currently available. Each listing provides data on each individual product’s market reach by geographic region and industry segment (where available), a description of each company and product line, full contact information for that vendors and, of course, a detailed matrix of feature/function by commodity. The 2019 CTRM Sourcebook also includes a chart summarizing all the listed products and providing an “at a glance” view each products’ overall functional coverage by commodity, permitting potential buyers to quickly hone in on those products that might best address their needs in a particular commodity class. As always, the Sourcebook is... continue reading

We’ve Been Busy….

Yesterday we released the all-new 2019 Sourcebook – the must-have tool for any CTRM software shortlisting exercise. You can find it for FREE download on this site. We also uploaded and released the first edition of CTRMRadio for 2019. You can listen to the new podcast on the topic of the disaggregation of CTRM here.... continue reading

A Brno First!

Published 19 February 2019

When I rejoined Patrick at ComTech, I was based in Prague having just resigned as Executive Director of a group... continue reading

SAP Commodity Management Has Significant Impetus

Published 18 February 2019

We have been tracking SAP with interest for the last several years in its efforts around its commodity... continue reading

Agiboo Enjoying Good Demand for Agiblocks Amidst Industry Change

Published 12 February 2019

Just before heading to Essen for E-World last week, I had a briefing call with co-founder and Managing... continue reading

All Change at a Busy E-World

Published 7 February 2019

E-World was very busy this year with all vendors reporting good traffic and interest levels. However, most of the... continue reading

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

Published 1 February 2019

Airlines live and die on fuel prices – when the price of... continue reading

Next Stop – Essen

Published 1 February 2019

Next week both Patrick and I will be at E-World and Water in Essen, Germany. We hope to meet a... continue reading

Concord Resources Rolling Out Gen10 Commodity Manager for Metals and Concentrates

Published 31 January 2019

A few months ago, after talking with Gen10, I wrote about the... continue reading

Britain’s Retail Energy Segment in Trouble?

Published 29 January 2019

An interesting article in Forbes draws attention to the British retail energy segment and the collapse of a... continue reading

News

Velvet Energy Implements the InstaNext Platform

BENTONVILLE, AR (February 22, 2018) – InstaNext, a premier provider of cloud-hosted commodity trading and risk management solutions, announced today that Velvet Energy Ltd. has implemented the InstaNext platform to manage its crude oil and natural gas hedging. Headquartered in Calgary, Velvet is a privately-held, full-cycle exploration and production company with operations focused in the light oil window of the Montney in Alberta and the liquids rich window of the Deep Basin of Alberta. Velvet selected the InstaNext platform based on its flexibility and ease of use to handle multiple trades while also providing necessary risk management reports. Velvet will use the system to streamline business processes around mark-to-market, settlements, and accounting. The InstaNext platform will also provide the energy company with advanced reporting capabilities which will... continue reading

Asia’s surging fuel exports depress refining industry profits

SINGAPORE (Reuters) by Henning Gloystein – Asia’s biggest oil consumers are flooding the region with fuel as refining output is exceeding consumption amid a slowdown in demand growth, pressuring industry profits. Since 2006, the Asia-Pacific has been the world’s biggest oil consuming region, led by traditional industrial users South Korea and Japan along with rising economic powerhouses China and India. Yet overbuilding of refineries and currently sluggish demand growth have caused a jump in fuel exports from these demand hubs. Car sales in China, the world’s second-biggest oil user, fell for the first time on record last year, and early 2019 sales also remain weak, implying a slowdown in gasoline demand. For diesel, China National... continue reading

Record amount of new wind capacity financed in Europe last year: industry

Published 21 February 2019

LONDON (Reuters) – The amount of future new wind capacity in Europe... continue reading

Asian millers turn to Argentina for wheat as drought hits Australian output

Published 20 February 2019

(Reuters) – Asian wheat millers are snapping up cargoes of the grain... continue reading

Oil dips below 2019 highs as surging U.S. supply counters OPEC cuts

Published 20 February 2019

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Oil prices slipped away from 2019 highs on Wednesday,... continue reading

Hedge funds accelerate oil buying: Kemp

Published 19 February 2019

LONDON (Reuters) – Investors bought crude oil futures and options at the fastest rate for almost six months... continue reading

European LNG influx plays into Gazprom’s hands this winter

Published 15 February 2019

LONDON (Reuters) by Ekaterina Kravtsova – Changing gas price dynamics caused by an influx of liquefied natural gas... continue reading

capSpire continues its global expansion with the opening of an office in Australia

Published 14 February 2019

capSpire, a global consulting and solutions company serving the energy industry, is... continue reading

TRADESPARENT IS EXPANDING GLOBALLY

Published 14 February 2019

10 FEBRUARY 2019, TRADESPARENT, leading Commodity Data & Analytics Solution, announces the incorporation of TRADESPARENT INC in the... continue reading

China’s coal imports surge, but prices tell a better story: Russell

Published 14 February 2019

LAUNCESTON, Australia (Reuters) – China’s coal imports soared in January, more than... continue reading

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

EIA’s new Key Statistics and Indicators section highlights long-term state energy data

Published 22 February 2019

EIA recently released a new Key Statistics and Indicators section in the State Energy Data System (SEDS), EIA’s comprehensive source for annual state energy statistics.... continue reading

Global energy transition, IP Week preview, IMO 2020: The week in energy and commodities

Published 22 February 2019

The global energy transition is well underway, but it was a week of mixed signals in the drive for decarbonization. In Europe, additions of wind... continue reading

New methanol plants expected to increase industrial natural gas use through 2020

Published 21 February 2019

New methanol plants under development in the United States are increasing natural gas consumption in the industrial sector. Methanol plants are among the most natural... continue reading

Is European recycling up to the plastic waste challenge?

Published 21 February 2019

This is the concluding article in a three-part series exploring oil, plastics demand and sustainability. European governments and corporates are setting ambitious goals on plastics... continue reading

Another REMIT fine

Published 21 February 2019

Yesterday the Bundesnetzagentur, Germany’s National Regulatory Authority, announced that Uniper Global Commodities SE has been fined €150,000 for breaches of REMIT relating to market manipulation.... continue reading

Adaptive Barcelona – 3 years of continuous growth

Published 20 February 2019

The team at Adaptive are thrilled to celebrate the third anniversary of our Barcelona office. Starting with one major project, this office is now 35... continue reading

The basic metals industry is one of the world’s largest industrial energy users

Published 20 February 2019

The industrial sector is the largest user of energy in the world, accounting for approximately 55% of world delivered energy in 2018, according to the... continue reading

The Middle East’s petrochemicals push signals oil’s future

Published 20 February 2019

Plastics and chemicals will account for the largest share of global crude demand growth by 2030, and a third wave of petrochemicals expansion underway in... 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

Innovation and technology will change the way we feed the world

Cargill focuses on technology, digitalization and R&D to feed the growing population healthy diets within planetary boundaries Cargill  Jan 24, 2019, 14:56 ET MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 24,... 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

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