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Bakken: The King in the North

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Kazakh CPC Blend crude oil differentials at near 4-month high to Dated Brent
London (Platts)--17 Sep 2014 731 am EDT/1131 GMT

Differentials for Kazakhstan's naphtha-rich CPC Blend crude have climbed to their highest since late May as a tighter loading schedule for October and stronger demand for naphtha-rich crudes has added support to the market.
China, India face headwinds as oil product demands, 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.
OPEC heavyweights play down oil price fall
September 12, 2014 - What a difference three months can make. Oil prices were fairly buoyant when OPEC met on June 11, with its crude basket valued at $106.20/barrel and heading towards the $110.48/b it would reach nine days later. By September 11, the basket had plunged to $95.35/b.
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