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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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Libya's NOC calls on workers to maintain output rates given low oil price
London (Platts)--20 Oct 2014 712 am EDT/1112 GMT

Libya's state-owned NOC has called on workers to end strike action at fields in the east of the country, and to maintain production at the highest technical rate possible given the falling oil price, which is denting Libyan crude revenues.
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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