Open Platform: 'Commodity Hardware'──Technology Ushers in a New Era for Commodities

New innovations in technology and data transparency have the potential to expand commodities markets by exposing more information.

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In recent years, energy trade flows have been subjected to dramatic changes that are radically challenging traditional views of energy markets. The US shale revolution and positioning of the US as an energy exporter rather than importer─driven by technology innovations in horizontal drilling, hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") and evolutions in liquefaction and regasification of liquefied natural gas (LNG), among others─have upended the world's understanding of energy markets.

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