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21 ноября, 17:04

More and more West Texas crude heading Down Under

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The US is quickly becoming a top supplier of crude for Australia, with the first full laden VLCC with WTI en route to Australia. Like a microcosm of the overall US crude oil export growth phenomenon, Australian refineries are increasingly importing crude oil from the US, quickly making the it one of the main suppliers […] The post More and more West Texas crude heading Down Under appeared first on Platts Insight.

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19 ноября, 16:24

Insight Conversation: Young-Jin Chang, CME Group

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China has dominated the physical global gold markets for the last few years, as not only the world’s number one producer but also the top consumer. Physical flows have swapped direction – no longer East to West, but West to East. The traditional hubs of New York, London and Switzerland remain powerhouses – but China […] The post Insight Conversation: Young-Jin Chang, CME Group appeared first on Platts Insight.

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19 ноября, 11:28

Around the tracks: Auto sales, coil prices unlikely to gain traction before 2020

This new monthly feature looks at key auto markets around the globe, including output and sales trends and the impact on relevant steel and metals prices. The auto sector accounts for around 25% of steel consumption in the US and Germany, 7% in China and 12% in India. The sector will play a growing role […] The post Around the tracks: Auto sales, coil prices unlikely to gain traction before 2020 appeared first on Platts Insight.

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18 ноября, 09:04

Commodity Tracker: 6 charts to watch this week

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Nuclear generation in the US and France faces contrasting challenges of power market prices and safety concerns, as this week’s graphics show. Other top trends picked by S&P Global Platts editors include China’s falling LNG imports, stuttering gold prices, refinery margins and coking coal prices. 1. US nuclear sector struggles amid weak power prices…   […] The post Commodity Tracker: 6 charts to watch this week appeared first on Platts Insight.

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13 ноября, 12:31

Oil prices and Aramco IPO raise stakes for OPEC cuts

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OPEC officials have played down the prospect of deeper crude oil production cuts. Demand may be picking up and US shale producers are finally feeling the pinch. However, tepid prices and the awkward timing of the giant Aramco IPO will make a strong case for the group to take more action. Oil continuing to trade […] The post Oil prices and Aramco IPO raise stakes for OPEC cuts appeared first on Platts Insight.

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12 ноября, 17:04

US oil drillers face growing issue of water disposal: Fuel for Thought

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For every barrel of oil produced from the average Permian Basin well, about three barrels of water get pumped out with it. The water-to-oil ratio is lowest in the established Midland Basin, but more exaggerated in the Delaware and other Texas basins. A midstream water management industry has grown up in Texas alongside the shale […] The post US oil drillers face growing issue of water disposal: Fuel for Thought appeared first on Platts Insight.

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11 ноября, 09:18

Commodity Tracker: 5 charts to watch this week

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Precious metals top this week’s selection of energy and commodity charts, as palladium prices continue to climb, but provide little upside for platinum. Plus: US natural gas prices, Middle East economies’ oil dependency, European coal-to-gas generation switching and Chinese LNG imports. 1. Palladium continues to roar: eyes on $2,000/oz   What’s happening? Palladium, the darling […] The post Commodity Tracker: 5 charts to watch this week appeared first on Platts Insight.

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07 ноября, 17:27

Renewable power GO: market looks to new drivers of liquidity and supply

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The market for European Guarantees of Origin, or GO, electronic tags that certify the source of renewable electricity, is evolving quickly. S&P Global Platts has been monitoring developments, including the impact of recently-launched French auctions; price dynamics across regions and technologies; and where additional GO supply will come from in the coming years. Here are […] The post Renewable power GO: market looks to new drivers of liquidity and supply appeared first on Platts Insight.

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05 ноября, 17:53

Norway’s new oil bonanza holds lessons for Britain

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Norway brags about its green credentials but the Scandinavian petrodollar state still depends on exporting oil and natural gas for its long-term prosperity. Its latest giant offshore oil field project is proof that the North Sea still has decades of life left as a major producing basin. The UK government should take note and support […] The post Norway’s new oil bonanza holds lessons for Britain appeared first on Platts Insight.

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04 ноября, 13:00

Commodity Tracker: 7 charts to watch this week

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LNG breaks new records either side of the Atlantic in this week’s pick of energy and commodities trends from S&P Global Platts editors. Plus: US crude imports and refining, German power price dynamics and more. 1. US LNG feedgas demand hits new single-day high…   What’s happening? US LNG feedgas demand is trending near record-high […] The post Commodity Tracker: 7 charts to watch this week appeared first on Platts Insight.

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31 октября, 16:07

Booming Asian coal demand to drive exports from North America’s West Coast

Coal demand is declining in the US and Europe, but coal remains the world’s most dominant fuel for power generation. Despite what you may read, the global market for thermal coal continues to gain steam, particularly as Asia builds new coal-fired power plants to charge its growing economies. This year, India is likely to surpass […] The post Booming Asian coal demand to drive exports from North America’s West Coast appeared first on Platts Insight.

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29 октября, 17:24

Oil majors struggle to counter Extinction Rebellion narrative

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Oil companies are squarely in the aim of Extinction Rebellion’s campaign against fossil fuels, and they are struggling to find a response. Instead of running away when confronted by climate change activists, it is time the industry’s top executives from companies such as BP, Shell and Total provided these campaigners with some hard economic facts […] The post Oil majors struggle to counter Extinction Rebellion narrative appeared first on Platts Insight.