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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 April 20th
Streaming video for this week's show will be available by 9 am ET on April 20th.

Ukraine Crisis Fuels Supply Concerns
The Ukraine crisis has Europe looking hard at its reliance on Russia for natural gas. Rising prices and concerns that Moscow will cut off supplies, as it has previously, make security a top priority. But finding alternative sources takes time. Program Host Bill Loveless will interview Carlos Pascual, the top U.S. energy diplomat and former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine. He’s now the U.S. State Department’s coordinator for international affairs and recently returned from talks in Kiev and Brussels.

U.S. Utilities Wary of Sharing Grid Risks
Last year’s armed attack on a California substation continues to raise concerns about the U.S. electric grid’s vulnerability. Utilities and government regulators say they’re working hard to stave off similar assaults in the future. So why are some executives worried about how much they can tell the government? Attorney Paul Tiao, a former cybersecurity adviser to the FBI director, who counsels utilities on these matters, will explain.

Market Spotlight: Lessons from a Harsh Winter
Winter’s “polar vortex” spelled significant price spikes for electricity and natural gas. Now, regulators are looking back over those developments, with an eye to avoiding the same surges next year, as Platts Associate Editor Bobby McMahon will describe.

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