Energy products, mainly refers to the products from crude oil refining like gasoline, kerosene, diesel, fuel oil and natural gas, are main source of energies. Energy is one of the world's most active commodity trading products.
AETOS offers three major energy Products, namely: U.S. WTI crude oil, the British Brent crude oil and natural gas.
Factors affecting the price of energy Products:
Demand factors - global energy reserves, the amount of energy in the global mining stocks, as well as the global energy needs for electricity, usage in industrial and residential sectors, as well as for commercial transportation. The relationship between supply and demand will significantly affect the prices of energy futures. Oversupply will cause prices falling, and short supply will drive the prices up.
Supply factors - in addition to oil and other energy sources, as well as coal and other alternative energy sources, which have a negative impact on oil demand, especially when oil prices are too high, demand will be shifted to alternative sources of energy, and vice versa .
Crude oil has always been an important product in the global energy markets. The crude oil prices change rapidly with the daily market economy development. The world's largest oil producers are Russia, Saudi Arabia, the United States, Iran and China.
Crude oil is defined as a naturally occurring and flammable liquid. It can be found in geological formations beneath the Earth's surface. Crude oil is a raw material that is refined and separated and used for a large number of consumer products ranging from gasoline, asphalt, heating oil, diesel fuel to chemical substances used to make plastics and pharmaceuticals. Once processed, demand for these products will influence the price of crude oil. Prices of crude oil will fluctuate depending on global supply and demand conditions.
The unit of measurement of crude oil is barrels. 1 lot of oil trading is in units of 1,000 U.S. barrels. The price of crude oil is quoted in dollars or cents per barrel. WTI* and Brent# are the most actively traded commodity products and are favorites amongst investors.
* Trading symbol of WTI futures in MT4 is USOIL.
# Trading symbol of Brent futures in MT4 is UKOIL.
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