The Brent crude price benchmark for millions of barrels of physical crude sales each day is poised for its biggest shakeup in a decade with a new grade added to the mix from January next year. Norway’s Troll crude, which pumped more than 200,000 barrels each day last year, will from Jan. 1 be included alongside existing grades that make up the Dated Brent benchmark — Brent, Forties, Oseberg and Ekofisk. Statoil ASA, the nation’s biggest oil company, will become the biggest holder of North Sea barrels within the benchmark, published by S&P Global Platts, according to a presentation by the price assessor its London Oil & Energy Forum on Monday. Platts’ Dated Brent crude assessment is used as the baseline for many of the world’s state-run producers selling oil to their customers in consuming nations. It’s also ultimately intertwined with futures traded on exchanges, where contracts equating to […]