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Q: Source of Crude Oil Buyers (Techtor) ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Source of Crude Oil Buyers (Techtor)
Category: Business and Money
Asked by: octopia-ga
List Price: $15.00
Posted: 11 Apr 2004 07:41 PDT
Expires: 11 May 2004 07:41 PDT
Question ID: 328429
Hi All....
Is there a source or an online marketplace where I can find potential
buyers of crude oil around the world, especially outside North
Note: I am trying to locate both government and non-government buyers.

All the best... 


Request for Question Clarification by techtor-ga on 11 Apr 2004 07:48 PDT
Thanks for mentioning me, Octopia. I'll see what I can find to provide
an answer to your question.

Clarification of Question by octopia-ga on 11 Apr 2004 11:16 PDT
Thanks, Techtor. I am sure you will do your best, and I will be always
available for any additional information.


Clarification of Question by octopia-ga on 11 Apr 2004 11:30 PDT
Here is something that I came across, but I don't know if it helps:

This is a directory of some 4000 petroleum-related companies around
the world. What I am trying to do is find an easier ways of contacting
buyers, rather than going one by one to these companies. There must be
a common marketplace that acts as one-stop source for buyers and

Request for Question Clarification by techtor-ga on 11 Apr 2004 11:41 PDT
What you found is a good lead. I on the other hand have found more
specific directories of oil companies in certain countries and
regions, and they tend to mix oil buyers with sellers and other types
of companies. The challenge here will be to sift out the buyers from
all the lists I've found. I wonder how many buyers would you require?
I hope you could hold on there too, this could take some time, as I
will be attending to some other things as well. Thanks again.

Clarification of Question by octopia-ga on 12 Apr 2004 05:12 PDT
Hi Techtor, 

Well, it would be great if I could find 10 good buyers, even less than
that would be sufficient if they seem to be serious. If it would help,
I am looking for people who are interested in the Gulf oil.

I can hold on for a bit, no prob. 

In the meantime, here are some resources that I also found yesterday.
These are marketplaces but seem to have limited number of offers.

All the best?


Request for Question Clarification by techtor-ga on 14 Apr 2004 10:51 PDT
Hello again Octopia,
Been a while since I last checked in, but I think I'm on to something.
I found a website listing of oil buyers, and it lists 250 buyers. Not
all may be crude oil buyers, but I have seen that most items will say
if the company is a crude oil buyer. It lists not only US companies,
but companies from other countries as well. If you click on the name,
it will go to a page with the address and contact information of the
company. Would you find this already useful as an answer, or do you
need to pick some items out?

Aside from this other directories have been found too, those I mentioned before.

Clarification of Question by octopia-ga on 14 Apr 2004 21:59 PDT

That would be a very useful source, Techtor. I think this would be
good for an answer.

If it is not trouble, please post any additional sources that you
already came across relative to the subject.


Subject: Re: Source of Crude Oil Buyers (Techtor)
Answered By: techtor-ga on 15 Apr 2004 06:59 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello Octopia,
Thanks again for allowing me to post my answer, so here I give what I
promised. This first link I give you is the website with a list of
"buyers", as the Google search description that led to it indicates,
and though it is Indian, it lists companies from all over the world.

India Trade Zone - Foreign Buyers - Crude Oil
- A list of Crude Oil Foreign Buyers. This is the first of many pages. 

Aside from the above, I have collected this list of various sites
about buyers of oil around the world. I hope this list will help.

OILNERGY: crude oil buyers, crude oil purchasers
- Here's another list of oil buyers, though fewer than the above, and
most are still US companies. Petroleum & Products Importer Directory -
Buyers, Distributors, Importers, Wholesalers,

- Here's another website which seems to have a list of companies,
though this page only allows you to send a quotation. I got this from
the website below:

Crude Oil Importer Directory - Buyers, Distributors, Importers, Wholesalers, Agents

Crude Oil buyers,Crude Oil traders,India,indian Crude Oil
buyers,business trader directory
- Lists a few companies (5 only, actually), but I could not tell if
they are buyers or sellers.

Trade-Ranger: Buyers
- Lists Solvay and Shell as buyers. 
- "Solvay is an international chemical and pharmaceutical Group with
headquarters in Brussels. It employs more than 30,000 people in 50
countries. In 2002, its consolidated sales amounted to EUR 7.9 billion
generated by its four sectors of activity: Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals,
Plastics and Processing. Today the Group operates 400 facilities in 50
countries and about two thirds of the Group's earnings were derived
from speciality and pharmaceutical products in 2002. Solvay is listed
on the Euronext 100 index of top European companies."

Oil Trash Thread
- This is a message board, but in could be one venue to look for sure
buyers or to negotiate with them.

India Trade Zone - Indian And Foreign Petroleum Buyers, et al. listing:
- A list of companies from the first-mentioned site that 

Other sites:
The Energy Connection
- Quote: "he Energy Connection is a collection of petroleum-related
Internet sites, and includes oil and gas associations, producing oil
and gas company homepages, and oil patch service companies. The Energy
Connection is also an excellent guide to energy industry sites that
are not part of this particular online community."

Google Search terms used:
crude oil buyers
crude oil purchasers
crude oil purchaser directory
crude oil buyer directory
crude oil buyer list 

I hope this has been a most helpful answer. If you need anything else,
or have a problem with the answer, do please post a Request for
Clarification before rating and I shall respond as soon as I can.
Thank you.

Request for Answer Clarification by octopia-ga on 18 Apr 2004 07:24 PDT
Thanks a lot techtor. That was very helpfull. 

By the way, most of these sites turned out to require a subscription
between $60 and $300+. Still they provided what I needed.

Here is another one that I am adding:

all the best...

Clarification of Answer by techtor-ga on 18 Apr 2004 08:46 PDT
Thanks for the five-star rating and the tip! Oh yes, sorry I had not
informed you some of the sites had fees to pay. I am still glad though
that you were pleased with the results.

Request for Answer Clarification by octopia-ga on 20 Apr 2004 21:46 PDT
Thanks, Techtor. Since we are on the marketplace subject, I have
another question on

This one is for the steel industry marketplaces (for scrap metal).

Clarification of Answer by techtor-ga on 21 Apr 2004 08:56 PDT
Got ya. I'll see what I can dig up on that one.
octopia-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $3.00
Techor Promised. Techtor delivered...

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