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Worldwide: Global oil traders offer to prove market manipulation in court

 |  November 6, 2013

Four global oil traders have reportedly filed a lawsuit claiming that not only are crude oil prices rigged, but that they can prove it the alleged collusion between major gas companies including BP Plc, Statoil and Shell with Morgan Stanley energy traders.

Reports say the case, filed in New York, claims that collusion manipulated prices for Brent crude oil; the benchmark is used to price over half of the globe’s crude oil.

Media are describing the case as one of the most detailed accounts of the alleged market manipulation. Six other lawsuits have been filed in the US regarding the issue, and European regulators have launched an inquiry into the allegations, raiding offices of oil giants last May.

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