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What Happened to Peak Oil?

About a decade ago, the peak oil concept was very popular. The argument went that oil was a finite resource and that the peak output level and decline was... continue reading

A Trip To London – An Emerging Technology Theme

Last week, both Patrick and I were in London. It was a busy week and we managed to visit a lot of people in the industry over the course... continue reading

OpenLink rolls-out their Cloud Strategy

OpenLink rolled out their comprehensive cloud strategy earlier this week, announcing the culmination of more than a year’s investment and effort in engineering and optimizing their products to run... continue reading

Viruses, Worms, and Other Strange Internet Creatures

A few years ago, I was in charge of the operations of a power trading in firm in Prague reporting to the Board of Directors. I discovered just how... continue reading

A Bit More on RFPs

This week’s humorous blog by David Calmonson on the sales process for CTRM software made me think about writing about this topic too. After all, these procurement processes are... continue reading

Request For Quotation

To be or not to be. To bid or not to bid. There’s two quotes to start with! 20th July or maybe 20th December. These were two of my... continue reading

No, coffee is not the second-most traded commodity after oil

In a world now apparently filled with fake news – I thought this interesting – fact checking on a statement by Starbucks about coffee trade….from Politifact. By Jon Greenberg... continue reading

Speculators In Oil Keep Getting It Wrong

At the end of last November, I wrote about my skepticism around OPEC’s ability to control oil prices. I was commenting that I didn’t understand what the speculators could... continue reading

Where Is The Discussion?

CTRMcenter is a highly visited website with more than 500 visits per day on average through the week. Some of the blog posts and articles are shared around the... continue reading

Is Coal Now on Life Support?

I noticed that yesterday, a number of US-based news outlets picked up on some European news around Coal. A couple of weeks ago, and without much fanfare, at least... continue reading

Interview Corner – The CTRMCenter Interviews Point To Technology Disruption

The CTRMCenter will often conduct short written interviews with people from around the industry. The interviews can be found in the Interview Corner section of the website under the... continue reading

Still Seeking Your Views On Risk

When ComTech puts out a research report, it is free of charge. More importantly perhaps, we don’t collect any information about who is downloading and using the research. This... continue reading

Why I Wouldn’t March For Science

A few days ago there was a bunch of hullaballoo about a march for Science. Apparently, Science is under attack and threatened by false news and so on. Well,... continue reading

ComTech is launching the 2017 CTRM SourceBook

Commodity Technology Advisory (ComTech) is pleased to announce we’ve launched the data collection efforts for the 2017 CTRM SourceBook.  As I’m sure our readers know, the SourceBook has become... continue reading

Contigo Adding Staff For Growth

Contigo tell me that they are adding staff, including a couple of more senior appointees, as they look to grow through 2017. One recent recruit is Paul Spencer who... continue reading

Catching Up with Pioneer Solutions

I recently caught up with Hugo Stappers of Pioneer Solutions to discuss general market conditions and Pioneer’s recent activities. Hugo sees a stronger market coming into 2017 after a... continue reading

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