Believe it or not, for the last 18 years, the world’s oil giants have utilized Yahoo! Inc.’s Messenger as their default communication tool for commodity trading. In North America, Canada is a huge user of Yahoo! Messenger, allowing commodity traders to ask about oil production, bid on crude, and ultimately seal deals within upstream and midstream Energy. With recent news that Yahoo!’s CEO Marissa Mayer intends to eliminate up to 15% of the company’s workforce and discontinue Yahoo! Messenger, many crude oil and petroleum movers are looking for alternatives that not only allow for chatter, but enable traders to expedite contracts and enhance the trading process. Continue reading to learn about legacy Yahoo! Messenger alternatives for commodity trading.