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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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ANALYSIS: Weak oil prices reinforced through steeper light sweet discounts, options hedging
New York (Platts)--31 Oct 2014 404 pm EDT/2004 GMT

Many analysts have chalked up the recent weakness in prompt oil futures to a stronger dollar, weakening global demand and unabated supply length due to the US shale revolution.
Big changes in US heating oil
October 24, 2014 16:00:00 EST

John Kingston, director of news, and David Henry, associate editor, US diesels, discuss how new restrictions requiring states to cut the maximum sulfur content in home heating oil, could affect distribution companies, and the potential affect of a supply squeeze on diesel.
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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