5 Themes Driving Commodity Markets in 2018

8 minutes

Energy prices were rangebound for most of 2017, with oil prices staging a sustained rally in the final quarter, but there have been some big structural and political shifts that are likely to reverberate. S&P Global Platts President Martin Fraenkel lays out his five themes to focus on in #commodity markets in 2018:

  1. OPEC member solidarity to be even more pivotal in 2018
  2. Political changes in Saudi Arabia may impact energy markets
  3. Diversification of crude oil trade flows
  4. LNG industry finally coming of age
  5. Electric vehicles spark demand for battery ingredients