A new benchmark is here. The Middle East is a key crude supplier to Asia, exporting more than two thirds of its oil to the region. Sourced from ADNOC’s onshore concessions, Murban crude is recognized for its production capacity of around 2 million barrels of high quality crude, representing more than half of the UAE total oil production.
ICE Murban futures provide transparent pricing and a forward curve to participants, establishing a secondary market for the first time. Murban represents a new oil benchmark, with this light sweet crude well-positioned to serve a global market.
Traded on ICE Futures Abu Dhabi, the contract complements ICE’s global oil complex of over 600 products covering 47 distinct geographic locations. This provides participants with delivery at the point of consumption, capital efficiency, and inter-commodity spreads between ICE exchanges.
Learn how the Murban futures contracts are delivered and settled.
Stuart Williams, President, ICE Futures Europe, and Khaled Salmeen, Executive Director of Marketing, Supply & Trading, ADNOC discuss the launch of ICE Futures Abu Dhabi (IFAD) and Murban Crude Futures.
Product details for Murban Crude Oil Futures that trade on ICE Futures Abu Dhabi.
ICE’s Head of Oil Market Research, Mike Wittner writes for the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies on what makes Murban a potential benchmark.
If you do not meet the balance sheet or volume thresholds set by the Murban equity producers, there is a new way to secure a physical offtake. Learn how you can trade Murban Crude barrels with this guide.