He writes analysis on crude price movements in Asia looking at
both physical grades and futures, focusing on inflows and refinery
runs. Raj also tracks shipping costs, studying contango trading
strategies and import trends. These are also done in conjunction
with IHS Markit Commodities At Sea data.
Raj is an over 30-year veteran in the oil industry working as a
journalist in leading industry specific and wider news agencies as
a reporter and editor covering crude oil, products and
petrochemicals out of Singapore and London. He was involved in the
creation of several benchmark prices that are today industry
standards in Asia and Europe.
Raj graduated with a BA in social science, major in Economics
and Political Science, from the National University of Singapore.
He is fluent in English and Malay with basic understanding of