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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 October 26th
Streaming video for this week's show will be available by 9 am ET on October 26th.

Plunging Oil Prices Shine Spotlight on Shale
The recent drop in oil prices is highlighting the importance of U.S. shale in world markets. Anyone with a stake in the oil industry is wondering how low prices can go before U.S. producers pull back. Program Host Bill Loveless will interview Harold Hamm, CEO of Continental Resources, one of the leading producers in North Dakota’s Bakken shale.

Oil and Gas Face Infrastructure Woes
Moving oil and natural gas is becoming more challenging in the U.S. as production increases. Pipeline and railroad networks installed years ago are not necessarily right for connecting today’s abundant shale reserves with consumers. Discussing some of those infrastructure issues is Brigham McCown, a former head of the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.

Coal Supporters Seek Republican Senate
Energy is a hot election topic in U.S. coal country, where many blame the Obama administration and Democrats in Congress for the coal industry’s decline. Among them is Robert Murray, the controversial CEO of Murray Energy Corporation, who is doing all he can to help Republicans re-take the U.S. Senate this November.

Market Spotlight: U.S. Coal Sector Outlook
While government regulation plays a big part in shaping the U.S. coal market, it’s far from the only factor at play. Andrew Moore, Managing Editor of Platts Coal Trader, will explain.

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