HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–October 24, 2022–
Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE), a leading global provider of market data, technology and infrastructure, today announced the launch of real-time physical crude pricing from Link Data Services (“Link Data”), in cooperation with Link Crude Resources (“Link”), one of North America’s largest physical crude brokers, brings additional transparency to the North American crude market.
Today, ICE launched live calculations of the volume-weighted average price for 12 grades of oil traded in the Permian; Cushing, Oklahoma; Houston and the Louisiana Gulf Coast, including WTI in Midland and Houston. Link’s real-time pricing is available via WebICE starting today, October 24, 2022, and on ICE Connect shortly thereafter.
“ICE has always been focused on transparency in energy markets,” said Jeff Barbuto, global head of oil markets at ICE. “Link is one of the most active brokers of North American physical crude oil with a unique view of the US Gulf Coast physical crude oil market. Crude oil pricing on Gulf Coast waters has never been more relevant to global oil markets. We are excited to work with Link and other industry players to bring new transparency to the marketplace.
“Since its inception, Link’s goal has been to provide market participants with reliable price transparency for the physical crude market,” said Scott Nelson, Chief Commercial Officer at Link Data. “With the expansion of the Brent Complex to include Midland WTI, the demand for streaming North American crude price data has become truly global. Using ICE’s global energy network, this real-time transaction information and pricing data will reach a wider and more diverse segment of the energy industry than ever before. This increased transparency, especially as more brokers join this initiative, will further add to the usefulness of these instruments for the global trading community.
The agreement with Link further establishes ICE on the Gulf Coast. One of the crude grades assessed by Link Data is Magellan East Houston Terminal WTI (also referred to as MEH-WTI). In January 2022, ICE’s Midland WTI American Gulf Coast (HOU) futures contract began trading, having been created with Magellan Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE: MMP) and Enterprise Products Partners LP (NYSE: EPD) to establish a benchmark for Midland quality pricing. WTI on the Gulf Coast.
Backed by more than 4 million barrels per day of supply capacity from Midland to Houston and deliverable to Magellan East Houston (MEH) and Enterprise Crude Houston (ECHO) terminals, the HOU contract is attracting liquidity as buyers and sellers in the Houston market are starting to price their barrels off HOU.
The HOU contract reached a record single-day volume of 12,265 contracts and an open interest record of 10,014 contracts on October 18, 2022. A total of 20,377 contracts have been physically delivered through the contract since January 2022, this which is equivalent to 20 million barrels.
For more information on Link’s real-time pricing and how to access it, and for brokers interested in providing data for ICE’s real-time pricing, please contact [email protected].
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