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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 13th
Streaming video for this week's show will be available by 9 am ET on April 13th.

Deepwater Horizon: Four Years Later
Next week marks the fourth anniversary of the biggest oil spill in U.S. history, which left an indelible mark on both the oil and gas industry and offshore drilling regulators. How can regulators avoid a repeat incident while still enabling development in a region that accounts for more than 20 percent of U.S. oil production? Program Host Bill Loveless will interview Tommy Beaudreau, who soon will step down as the first director of the U.S. Interior Department's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

U.S. Wind Energy Rides Gust of Activity
The American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) new report shows wind farm construction at record-high levels. While wind still accounts for a small portion of overall U.S. generating capacity, it’s some regions’ leading choice for new generation, largely thanks to a government tax credit that expired recently. Will wind energy's growth spurt fade without that assistance? AWEA CEO Tom Kiernan will share his sector outlook.

Green Group, Industry Team Up to Stop Methane Leaks
Power plants’ carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions have been ruling the climate-change debate, but attention is turning to methane released during natural gas drilling and transportation. Methane is far more potent than CO2 in its greenhouse effect, and the White House recently pursued plugging leaks in energy and other industries. Senior Correspondent Chris Newkumet will interview Tom Murray, vice president for corporate partnerships with the Environmental Defense Fund, on the non-profit’s new initiative for affordable methane monitoring technology.

Market Spotlight: Summer Gasoline Outlook
How much will gasoline cost this summer? The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s new report offers some insight. Alison Ciaccio, an oil futures editor with Platts, will explain what you might expect to pay at the pump.

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