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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 vacuum gasoil differentials hit month low on weak demand, closed arbitrage
London (Platts)--5 Mar 2015 857 am EST/1357 GMT

Northwest European vacuum gasoil differentials have fallen to their lowest level since late January, on the back of tepid local demand and an unworkable arbitrage to the US.
The challenging economics of oil production in a low price environment
February 2, 2015 10:25:00 EST

With oil prices hovering around the $50 a barrel mark, Dave Ernsberger, and Ross McCracken analyse the effect on oil companies capital expenditure and operational costs; discuss when cut-backs might effect global supply; and question whether the shorter production cycles of shale players leaves them best placed to capitalize when markets rebound.
Wider NYMEX crude/Brent, more demand lifts LHS differential
March 04, 2015 - A wider NYMEX crude/ICE Brent spread and healthy demand in the US Gulf Coast for light sweet crudes supported the Light Houston Sweet cash differential, as it rose week-on-week by $1/b.
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