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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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European fuel oil cracks fall to 11 week lows on weaker HSFO
London (Platts)--24 Oct 2014 806 am EDT/1206 GMT

Northwest European HSFO barge cracks sank to their lowest levels in over 11 weeks Thursday on improved supply in Rotterdam and a rally in dated Brent, sources said.
China, India face headwinds as oil product demand, refinery utilizations shift
September 17, 2014 05:20:00 EST

In the first seven months of the year, China's oil demand was almost flat while India's consumption climbed almost 2%. Vandana Hari, Platts Asia editorial director, Mriganka Jaipuriyar, senior oil news editor, and Yen Ling Song, senior oil news writer, discuss the shift in both economies' oil product demand, refining capacity utilization, imports and exports.
Asia laps up more Nigerian crude oil in 2014, but eases up on Angola
September 30, 2014 - China, India, Japan and S Korea have collectively bought around 42% more Nigerian crude so far this year compared with 2013, but have shown a declining appetite for barrels from Angola.
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