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Trader of Crude Oil


Houston, TX, US, 77019

Req ID: 325742


Address: 2929 Allen Parkway, Ste 4100 HoustonTX, 77019 


BASIC PURPOSE: This purpose of this position is to analyze the crude oil market, both foreign and domestic, as it pertains to demand, inventory and margins. Develop an analytical and fundamental view on front- to- back crude spreads and domestic crude differentials. Develop a crude oil blending position in Cushing and identify arbitrage opportunities along rail and pipeline routes. Assist in the development of the growth of the crude by rail business i.e. storage and blending possibilities. Communicate to the rest of the trading team views and opinions.  Integrate Musket into the physical domestic trading business. 



  • Trade domestic crude oil grades, time-spreads and price.
  • Strengthen Musket’s brand as a reliable supplier to domestic refiners.
  • Develop a storage and blending business when economical.
  • Trade domestic grades and Brent/WTI arbs.
  • Assist in business development efforts.
  • Monitor crude oil market and communicate to the desk.
  • Help develop broader portfolio strategies.
  • Other duties assigned as needed.



  • Education:
    • High school Diploma or equivalent required
    • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience:
    • 5 years of relevant industry experience



  • Skills:
    • Hard Skills: Knowledge of Microsoft Office, working knowledge of Quantitative Acumen
    • Soft Skills: Good written and oral communication skills, team player, exceptional customer service, attention to detail, self motivated, good time management skills, and innovative thinking
  • Typical Physical Demands:
    • Requires prolonged sitting, some bending and stooping
    • Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds
    • Manual dexterity sufficient to operate a computer keyboard and calculator
    • Requires normal range of hearing and vision
    • Possible overnight/weekend work

Job Function(s): Musket


Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is the industry-leading travel stop network in the United States. For more than 55 years, we’ve provided customers with highway hospitality and “Clean Places, Friendly Faces.” We’re passionate about serving drivers with clean, modern facilities stocked with fuel, food and supplies. We offer meals from popular restaurant chains, trucking supplies, showers and everything needed to get back on the road quickly. The Love’s Family of Companies includes:

  • Gemini Motor Transport, one of the industry’s safest trucking fleets
  • Speedco, the light mechanical and trucking service specialists
  • Musket, a rapidly growing, Houston-based commodities supplier and trader
  • Trillium, a Houston-based alternative fuels expert


The Love's Experience

Love’s was founded in 1964 on the values of integrity, customer focus, strong work ethic, innovation and perseverance. We are looking for these in every person we hire. No matter what job you do for Love’s, your commitment to these values will not only continue our legacy of growth, it will also ensure your successful career.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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