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About Platts Energy Week

Platts Energy Week TV is an independent energy news and information program that airs weekly on CBS and PBS television stations in Washington, Houston and other markets in the U.S. The program provides a forum where prominent decision makers in government, industry and markets gather to provide information that their peers can use to help gauge opportunities and risks associated with energy investments and trading.

In addition, Platts Energy Week, through its Global Market Spotlight commentary, brings you exclusive insight by Platts’ worldwide team of market editors and reporters, allowing viewers to spot trends and make connections across a variety of commodities by region.

No other TV program provides a single platform for such far-reaching discussion of energy by such renowned people – a program that not only describes what’s happening in energy but also helps set the agenda. Platts Energy Week is part of a long and proud tradition of news and information gathering and analysis at Platts, a company that has informed energy markets for more than 100 years. Our publications, real-time news services and other information products provide the highest-quality news, information, analysis and price assessments in oil, petroleum products, natural gas, nuclear power, electricity, coal, biofuels, petrochemicals, agriculture, metals and steel markets.

Platts Energy Week is part of the WUSA 9’s “Sunday Power Block” of distinguished programming, including CBS Sunday Morning, Face the Nation, and BioCentury This Week.

Show topics include:

  • Smart grid technology
  • Offshore drilling
  • Nuclear energy
  • Renewable resources
  • Natural gas (shale)
  • Climate change

Show guests include:

  • Members of Congress
  • Top officials from DOE, EPA, Interior and other agencies
  • Energy industry CEOs and other top executives
  • Internal experts and foreign officials
  • Representatives from trade groups, labor, and environmental groups
  • Financial analysts and market reporters
  • State officials

Platts Energy Week is the latest addition to Platts' portfolio of more than 100 publications, real-time alerts and other information services dedicated to providing the highest-quality independent news, analysis and price assessments in oil, petroleum products, natural gas, nuclear power, electricity, coal, biofuels and other renewable energy, carbon emissions, shipping, petrochemicals, steel, iron ore and other metals.

What's New
What’s Happening on August 17th
Streaming video for this week's show will be available by 9 am ET on August 17th.

The U.S. Army’s Energy Evolution
The U.S. Army is one of the world’s largest energy consumers, fueling operations and powering bases at home and abroad, sometimes in hostile environments like Afghanistan. Given the associated costs and risks, the Army increasingly is looking to cut its consumption and adopt alternative fuels. In a two-part segment, Program Host Bill Loveless will interview Katherine Hammack, the U.S. Army’s assistant secretary for installations, energy and environment.

Shale Boom Shakes Up Global Oil Markets
Thanks largely to shale reserves of crude oil, the U.S. is approaching its highest energy production levels since the 1970's. But can the rest of the world keep pace? In a new report, the International Energy Agency (IEA) explores how geopolitical and technical issues are hindering several of the world’s top oil-producing nations. Antoine Halff, who heads IEA’s oil industry and markets division, will share these findings with Senior Correspondent Chris Newkumet.

Market Spotlight: Colombian Crude Oil
Vasconia, one of Colombia’s top-exported crude oil grades, has gained strength recently due to the country’s pipeline issues and increased interest from U.S. Gulf Coast refiners. Platts Senior Managing Editor Richard Capuchino Jr. will discuss the impact on the medium, sour crude.

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