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Oil Trader on the “Window” Achieves Substantial Cost Savings

Oil trader saves 30 percent market data cost


The most active oil trader on the “window”, a platform renowned for its bustling oil trading activities, was navigating the intricate maze of escalating data procurement costs.

As the leader in oil trading on this platform, the trader’s operations were vast, and the associated costs were becoming a significant concern. Recognizing the need for specialized intervention, they engaged our services.



Being at the forefront of oil trading on the “window” required the trader to have access to a plethora of accurate and timely market data. However, the costs associated with obtaining this crucial data were on a steep incline. The challenge was to ensure that the trader had access to the best market data without incurring prohibitive costs, which could impact their trading margins.



Our strategy combined deep industry knowledge with a focus on cost optimization:

  • Data Subscription Audit: We embarked on a detailed review of the trader’s data subscriptions, usage patterns, and associated costs. This audit revealed areas where the trader was potentially overpaying or subscribing to redundant data feeds.


  • Engagement with Data Providers: Using the insights from our audit, we initiated negotiations with the market data providers. Our aim was to realign the subscriptions to better fit the trader’s actual data needs and to secure more favorable pricing.


  • Operational Efficiency Review: Beyond just data costs, we identified areas in the trader’s operational processes that could be streamlined. By introducing more efficient data processing and analysis tools, we further reduced operational expenses.



Our meticulous analysis and strategic negotiations led to:

  • A significant 30% reduction in market data costs for the oil trader.
  • Enhanced operational efficiency, ensuring faster and more informed trading decisions on the “window”.



This case study underscores the transformative power of expert intervention in the dynamic world of oil trading. We delivered substantial savings for the most active oil trader on the “window” by scrutinizing data subscriptions, renegotiating with vendors, and enhancing operational processes.

The outcome reinforced the trader’s dominant position on the platform and showcased the potential for operational excellence and cost savings in a competitive trading environment.



Thanvir has 20 years of experience with some of the largest energy and financial information providers. Founder and CEO of Phycomex, where he is trusted by commodity traders, financiers, consumers, and refiners to help optimise procurement.


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