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Oil Trading Manual - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781855730748, 9781855738522

Oil Trading Manual

1st Edition

A Comprehensive Guide to the Oil Markets

Editor: David Long
eBook ISBN: 9781855738522
Paperback ISBN: 9781855730748
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st January 1995
Page Count: 825
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The Oil Trading Manual (OTM) provides a unique and comprehensive reference source to the latest developments in the structure and conduct of the international oil markets including:

  • Physical characteristics and refining
  • Oil pricing arrangements
  • Physical oil markets
  • Forward and futures contracts
  • Options and swaps
  • Operations and logistics
  • Accounting and taxation
  • Controlling financial risk
  • Legal and regulatory control
OTM provides a unique and comprehensive reference source to the structure and conduct of the international oil markets. The manual covers all the major oil trading instruments and their applications; the trading centres, contracts, uses and users of both the physical and the terminal oil markets, and their administrative, management, tax, and accounting implications. It also includes vital information on changes to the international legal and regulatory structures.

The manual is divided into three complementary parts;

Characteristics An introduction to oil and oil trading, and includes material on the nature of oil as a commodity, refinery processes and the different ways in which oil is priced.

Instruments and markets Deals with the oil market itself taking each segment in turn, explaining how the various trading instruments work and describing the markets that have evolved to trade them. It starts with the physical oil markets, moving on to forward and futures markets, followed by options and swaps.

Administration Covers the essential 'back-room' activities without which oil trading could not continue. It includes practical material on operations and logistics, credit control, accounting, taxation, contracts and regulation, and controlling financial risk, providing a unique guide to the subject.

Compiled from the contributions of a range of internationally respected professionals, it is the indispensable practical companion for all those involved with trading in this complex commodity.

Revised and updated 2003

Table of Contents

Part 1 Characteristics: The trading of oil; Physical characteristics and refining; Oil pricing arrangements. Part 2 Instruments and markets: Crude oil markets; Product markets; Futures and forward contracts; Forward paper markets; Oil futures exchanges; Options; Swaps; Long dated oil markets. Part 3 Administration: Operations and logistics; Credit control; Accounting; Taxation of oil trading; Contracts; Legal and regulatory issues; Controlling financial risk.


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About the Editor

David Long

David Long

David Long, BEng (Hons), MSc, CEng, MIPEM, is a Clinical Engineer registered in the UK as a Clinical Scientist with the Health and Care Professions Council. He has over 20 years multi-disciplinary NHS experience in the field of rehabilitation engineering, specialising in the provision of postural management and custom contoured seating. Being a Chartered Engineer as well as a qualified clinician, Dave is particularly able to apply biomechanical principles to the assessment process, and to advise and assist with the more technical aspects of the required equipment. He is employed by AJM Healthcare who deliver a number of wheelchair services on behalf of the NHS. He also retains a contract with Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust where he teaches on the Oxford Brookes University accredited Postgraduate Certificate in Posture Management for People with Complex Disabilities.

Affiliations and Expertise

David Long, AJM Healthcare, UK, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford, UK

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