Owain Johnson


Bio

is Global Head of Research at CME Group. He is based in London.

LNG Unites Global Natural Gas Demand

Gas markets have traditionally been fragmented into separate regions or countries because of the need for pipelines to connect producers…

The Fed Switches on The Cash Taps

Cash has drained from the financial system in recent days as corporations have withdrawn deposits from banks or money-market funds…

The Gold-Oil Relationship Has Changed, For Now

The traditionally tight relationship between gold and oil prices is disconnecting once more as the gold price soars, while crude…

The U.S. Is Setting The Price for Natural Gas around The World

The global natural gas derivative markets continue to grow as the world turns to gas to bridge the transition to…

U.S. Oil on The Auction Block

The U.S. shale revolution has turned the global energy markets upside down.  The U.S. has become one of the largest…

Trade War: U.S. Oil Misses Chinese Demand

The latest monthly report on Chinese trade data contained yet another reminder of the serious impact that the U.S.-China trade…

What to Watch in Energy Markets in 2019

The only certainty about global energy is that the markets will continue to surprise in 2019.  The energy business has…

Uranium Markets Are Drawing New Interest

Changing fundamentals for uranium have led to a 30 percent rise in prices over the past five months, bringing new…

Why The Coal Markets Are Moving East

Before the emergence of oil and gas, there was coal.  Cheap and plentiful coal powered the Industrial Revolution in Europe…

Heating Oil Futures: A Key Cog in Energy Markets Turns 40

CME Group’s New York Harbor Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) contract hit the big 4-0 on November 14, 2018.  As it…

Houston, We Have A Solution

The global markets want U.S. oil badly at present. Venezuelan production is in freefall, Libyan production remains low and U.S….

Oil and Gas Prices Are Breaking Up

Divorce is always a challenging event, particularly when the couple in question have been together for so long. U.S. crude…