Published On: Tue, Nov 25th, 2014

DME, Korea Exchange announce cooperation

Christopher Fix, Chief Executive Officer of DME

Christopher Fix, Chief Executive Officer of DME

The DME, the premier energy futures and commodities exchange in the Middle East, and Korea Exchange, KRX, the leading North Asian equities and derivatives operator, today announced the signing of an MoU to strengthen their cooperation in promoting the development of commodity futures contracts, and in particular crude oil.

DME and KRX will work together to develop crude oil futures trading in the Republic of Korea, with a particular focus on developing an energy trading ecosystem around the National Oil Hub Project in Ulsan, Korea.

Ulsan aims to become the energy hub for Northeast Asia by developing large scale oil storage and port facilities to complement its existing petrochemical infrastructure and ports.

Christopher Fix, Chief Executive Officer of DME, said, “DME is keen to support the development of energy trading benchmarks within Asia as we believe this will be a natural complement to the DME Oman crude oil contract, which is an export benchmark for the Middle East. DME looks forward to exploring those synergies with our new partners at KRX and we are also delighted with the opportunity to get involved in the Ulsan oil hub project, which has tremendous potential.” Kyoungsoo Choi, Chairman and CEO of KRX, said, “I am delighted to sign this cooperation agreement which marks a milestone in our relationship with DME. KRX is increasingly active in the commodity space and we are excited to work with our new partner to develop energy contracts in the run up to the commissioning of the National Oil Hub in Ulsan.”

Source : WAM News Agency for United Arab Emirates

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