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Bakken: The King in the North
Platts' Bakken crude oil assessment represents the light sweet crude traded close to the wellhead at North Dakota terminals in the Williston Basin.
Bakken: The King in the North

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Junior Alberta oil sands players looking for more options: officials
Calgary (Platts)--30 Jan 2015 407 pm EST/2107 GMT

Alberta's major oil sands producers are still investing in the current price environment, but the pinch is being felt increasingly by junior producers, several of whom are burdened with significant debts, according to industry observers.
Oil outlook 2015: OPEC and US crude producers engage in game of brinkmanship as prices tumble
January 15, 2015 09:00:00 EST

Beth Evans, Benno Spencer, and Andrew Bonnington discuss the incredible reversal of fortunes for both global crude, and refined oil product markets such as gasoline, naphtha and LPG; and the ramifications of the huge price fall for US shale producers, Saudi Arabia, end consumers, and the aviation and shipping industries.
Africa's oil states facing fresh challenges in 2015
January 14, 2015 - The slump in global oil prices is expected to hit Africa's economies far more than the Ebola epidemic and will likely have more far reaching implications for countries facing elections and states heading for first oil.
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