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Raj Rajendran
Principal Journalist, OPIS, IHS Markit
Raj Rajendran reports on the broader crude oil and shipping market, also acts as news editor for content created by the OPIS team in Asia.

Mr. Rajendran writes analysis on crude price movements in Asia looking at both physical grades and futures, focusing on inflows and refinery runs. He also tracks shipping costs, studying contango trading strategies and import trends. These are also done in conjunction with IHS Markit Commodities At Sea data. Mr. Rajendran 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.

Mr. Rajendran 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 Tamil.

Industry expertise
Oil & Gas Upstream
Maritime & Trade
Oil Markets, Midstream, and Downstream
Regional focus
Asia Pacific
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