Abundant energy resources are available in East and South East Asia. Major energy producing countries in the region include China, Malaysia and former OPEC member Indonesia, while Myanmar may potentially join the producing group following the end of military rule and the opening of the nation's petroleum sector to more foreign investments. Brunei, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam have an estimated 31.4 billion barrels of proven oil reserves and 309.5 trillion cubic feet of proven natural gas reserves as of 2013.
Energy or Commodity Trading is the buying and selling of goods, rather than traditional stocks. In oil and gas, these commodities include crude oil, gasoline, heating oil and natural gas. The Energy Trader will take a position on future markets, and buy and sell energy contracts based on forecasted economic trends. The commodity trader will deal predominantly in contracts, moving them on before they mature, meaning actual delivery of the commodity is a rare occurrence.