CCI participates in the global physical and financial crude oil markets. The addition of Morgan Stanley’s Global Oil Merchanting business in late 2015 augments our already exceptional WTI and Brent crude oil financial trading expertise, and adds a physical crude oil trading capability, including storage infrastructure, to our business in North America, Europe and Asia.
CCI is growing its crude oil trading business both in existing markets and key global regions including Latin America, West Africa, and the Far East.
CCI operates a leading global light ends trading business utilizing storage, blending and wholesale distribution to create and capture value throughout the gasoline, gasoline components and naphtha value chains.
Core activities include:
• Gasoline: focus on blending components into finished grades for domestic demand and export requirements and wholesaling in the Northeast US.
• Naphtha: focus on linking key sourcing regions (Europe/FSU/AG/US) with key demand centers (Asia) and capturing the interplay between the gasoline blend pool and petrochemical sectors.
CCI operates a leading global trading business in middle distillates with a focus on diesel and jet fuel. The Company’s trading business sources product from producing regions and distributes into primary demand hubs in Europe and Latin America.
Its activities are supported with bulk-building storage and bulk-breaking terminal capacity and include wholesaling in the Northeast US.
CCI’s fuel oil desk is active in the markets for transport, storage and blending. The desk participates in the markets for bunker and utility fuel products in North America, South America and Asia, as well as supplying CCI's own power plants.
The Petrochemical team has an active presence in the physical polymers market. It trades polymers and its feedstock in North America, works with suppliers and end-users in China, and provides tailored risk management solutions to producers and consumers.
Natural Gas Liquids
CCI is active in the ethane, propane, and butane markets in North America.
CCI has a recognized presence in the most relevant ethanol markets (e.g. US, Brazil, Europe and China) and a growing biodiesel trading and blending business that is primarily US-based.
CCI’s freight group provides shipping solutions and freight risk management to its oil trading desks. The group manages a fleet of vessels on a time charter (TC) basis to generate positive option value inherent to shipping contracts. It also offers shipping services and solutions to third party users of freight on a short and long term basis and maintains a world-class client franchise where custom built risk solutions are tailored to client needs.
CCI participates in structured transactions, applying our risk management, financial and investment expertise across the different spectrum of liquid products.