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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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European gasoil demand rallies on global weakness, logistics stretched further
September 3, 2015

Falling oil prices over the past week have underpinned a revival in heating oil demand from Northwest European continental end-users, traders said Wednesday, with barge rates pushed up as low Rhine water levels continued to restrict shipments up river.
Low oil prices are painful, but volatility is insult to injury
September 2, 2015

Price volatility plays havoc with costing and investment planning, forcing some oil companies into a holding pattern in the hope of greater certainty over future returns.
Much ado about … an OPEC editorial
September 2, 2015

OPEC has regularly stated its willingness to talk to other producers in its latest Bulletin seems merely to reiterate this. Margaret McQuaile investigates.
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