Published On: Tue, Oct 28th, 2014

Oman Crude Oil Financial Contract closes at US$84.50 at DME

Oman Crude Oil Financial Contract closes at US$84.50 at DME

Oman Crude Oil Financial Contract closes at US$84.50 at DME

The price of Oman Crude Oil Financial Contract, DME Oman, went up by US$0.19 closing at $84.50 a barrel at Dubai Mercantile Exchange at 12:30 p.m. Dubai time on Monday.

DME Oman crude oil is considered a benchmark for pricing crude oil by the countries that produce it, and it gives them a differential price that reflects the quality of the product.

The Dubai Mercantile Exchange Limited, DME, is the premier energy-focused commodities exchange in the East of Suez and home to the world’s third crude benchmark.

Every day at 12:30 p.m. Dubai time, DME determines the daily settlement price of the Oman contract, which is the average price of transactions made within the five minute period from 12:25 p.m. to 12:30 p.m., Dubai time.

DME is a joint venture between Dubai Holding, Oman Investment Fund and CME Group. A number of global financial institutions and energy trading firms have equity stakes in the DME, providing the exchange with a resounding vote of confidence by major players in global energy markets.

Source : WAM News Agency for United Arab Emirates

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