Oil Traders Set to Pounce as U.S. Prepares to Lift Export Ban

  • Traders from Mercuria to Vitol to profit from U.S. oil flows
  • Biggest traders expanded U.S. operations ahead of ban ending

WTI-Brent Spread May Hinder U.S. Oil Export Plan

Collapsing crude prices, whipsaw volatility and the ability to store and sell oil forward for delivery at higher future prices made 2015 a banner year for the world’s biggest traders.

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