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24 февраля, 11:44

Commodity Tracker: 6 charts to watch this week

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As the global coronavirus (COVID-19) case toll rises, what can Chinese refinery activity reveal about the state of oil demand? S&P Global Platts editors examine this and other energy and commodity market trends, including Asian bunker sales, Americas corn exports and more. 1. China, crude and COVID-19: are low prices the best cure for low […] The post Commodity Tracker: 6 charts to watch this week appeared first on Platts Insight.

20 февраля, 13:22

Decarbonize or die: is Europe turning its back on gas?

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Natural gas – once praised as the key to an achievable energy transition in Europe – is increasingly falling out of favor. EU policymakers have spent years extolling the virtues of gas, calling it the cleanest of the fossil fuels and a bridge to a lower-carbon future. But the world – and Europe in particular […] The post Decarbonize or die: is Europe turning its back on gas? appeared first on Platts Insight.

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18 февраля, 16:31

Venezuela, Rosneft and US sanctions complications: Fuel for Thought

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US efforts to starve Venezuela’s Maduro regime of oil revenues have substantially increased the role of Russian energy in the US Gulf Coast, an outcome the Trump administration likely never anticipated when it put sanctions in place over a year ago. The situation has created a significant shift in product flows into Gulf Coast refineries […] The post Venezuela, Rosneft and US sanctions complications: Fuel for Thought appeared first on Platts Insight.

17 февраля, 15:50

Commodity Tracker: 5 charts to watch this week

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The ongoing outbreak of coronavirus, known officially as COVID-19, continues to dominate commodity and energy market developments, as illustrated by this week’s pick of charts from S&P Global Platts news editors. Plus, key trends in EU and US electricity markets. 1. COVID-19 stalls Chinese workers’ return to manufacturing centers…     What’s happening? China’s coastal […] The post Commodity Tracker: 5 charts to watch this week appeared first on Platts Insight.

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14 февраля, 18:29

Canadian crude oil train derailments, closing USGC arb threaten rail exports

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Many analysts have forecast that strong US Gulf Coast demand will help boost rail shipments of Canadian crude oil to records this year. But recent pricing dynamics and new regulations following the second derailment of a Canadian crude train in two months highlight the risks facing the most optimistic projections. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney estimated […] The post Canadian crude oil train derailments, closing USGC arb threaten rail exports appeared first on Platts Insight.

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13 февраля, 15:31

Amid rising US oil exports, Gulf Coast crude demonstrates global appeal

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Unrestricted US crude oil exports recently entered their fifth year. Each year so far has brought with it new records, milestones and developments as American oil continues to muscle its way into new markets and in greater volumes. Last year could be remembered as the moment when US crude buyers and sellers more fully embraced […] The post Amid rising US oil exports, Gulf Coast crude demonstrates global appeal appeared first on Platts Insight.

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12 февраля, 17:21

Market shifts, Asian demand support strong US crude export volumes: Fuel for Thought

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The export market has been a boon for US crude oil in early 2020, with the world, and especially Asia, looking to quench their thirst for light sweet grades. US outflows have been strong, with cFlow, S&P Global Platts’ trade flow software, estimating exports at 3.245 million b/d through the first five weeks of the […] The post Market shifts, Asian demand support strong US crude export volumes: Fuel for Thought appeared first on Platts Insight.

11 февраля, 12:06

Why is sugar bucking the coronavirus trend?

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The commodity complex has been on the slide on concerns about oil demand destruction caused the coronavirus outbreak in China, but sugar has bucked the trend. The sugar price has been supported by forecasts for the supply and demand deficit in 2019-20 (October-September) widening, as well as massive speculative buying.   The deficit is largely […] The post Why is sugar bucking the coronavirus trend? appeared first on Platts Insight.

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10 февраля, 13:34

Commodity Tracker: 6 charts to watch this week

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Global gas price convergence tops this week’s pick of energy and commodities charts to watch. Plus: US LNG exports, coronavirus impact on Asian crude oil and bunker fuel trade, emerging European power market dynamics, and global steel price trends. 1. Globalized gas prices race towards rock bottom…     What’s happening? Global gas spot prices […] The post Commodity Tracker: 6 charts to watch this week appeared first on Platts Insight.

05 февраля, 14:51

After Petrobras: Brazil’s liberalizing gas market in limbo

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In the first of a new series, S&P Global Platts editors weigh in on Brazil’s liberalizing gas market, taking in opportunities and risks for third-party pipeline imports from Bolivia, private LNG imports from the global market, and the growth of domestic competition in both the offshore and onshore markets. Last summer, Brazil began opening its […] The post After Petrobras: Brazil’s liberalizing gas market in limbo appeared first on Platts Insight.

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03 февраля, 13:05

Commodity Tracker: Coronavirus and commodity markets

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The spread of coronavirus outside China and the WHO’s escalation of the outbreak to emergency status last week continue to stoke fears over weaker energy demand and disruption to key mineral resource supply chains.  In this special edition of Commodity Tracker, S&P Global Platts editors take a look at the impact across a number of […] The post Commodity Tracker: Coronavirus and commodity markets appeared first on Platts Insight.

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30 января, 20:17

Aluminum cups hit Super Bowl, scoring points on sustainability and cost

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Those fortunate enough to have scored a ticket to Sunday’s Super Bowl LIV in Miami know how pricey it is just getting into the big game. On the online ticket resale site StubHub, the lowest-priced, single ticket was going for more than $4,000 in the lead up to the NFL season finale between the San […] The post Aluminum cups hit Super Bowl, scoring points on sustainability and cost appeared first on Platts Insight.