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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 September 14th
Streaming video for this week's show will be available by 9 am ET on September 14th.

Measuring the Impact of Russian Sanctions
The ongoing Ukraine crisis continues to draw attention to the interdependency of Europe and Russia when it comes to natural gas. As the West pursues tougher energy sanctions on Russia, Moscow increasingly is looking to China for oil and gas exports. So which bears the biggest risk: Russia or Europe? Program Host Bill Loveless will interview Angela Stent, director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies at Georgetown University.

What’s the Best Business Model for Solar?
Both public and private buildings are ramping up their solar power use. But behind this growth is a simmering dispute over net-metering, a practice in which utilities pay solar customers for excess power they generate. Among the utilities seeking a solution is CPS Energy of San Antonio, whose bid to roll back net-metering rates last year raised a public outcry. CPS Energy CEO Doyle Beneby will share the latest developments.

Kinder Morgan Makes Fundamental Change
North American energy giant Kinder Morgan turned heads recently by abandoning the master limited partnership (MLP) corporate structure. An early MLP adopter, Kinder claims it grew so large that the partnership had become a hindrance, spending $71 billion to buy out all shares of its oil and gas pipeline subsidiaries. Standard & Poor’s Analyst Michael Grande and Senior Correspondent Chris Newkumet will discuss the ramifications for the broader midstream sector.

Market Spotlight: U.S. Shipping Industry
International rules for sulfur emissions soon will toughen for ships traveling within 200 miles of North American and European shores. The impending change has shippers, refiners, traders and bunker suppliers all looking for the best options for compliance. Platts Editor John-Laurent Tronche will explain what’s in store.

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