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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 July 27th
Streaming video for this week's show will be available by 9 am ET on July 27th.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski on U.S. Oil Exports
Some lawmakers are calling for a lift on the U.S. crude oil export ban. Leading them in the U.S. Senate is Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski, the Senate Energy Committee’s ranking Republican, and next in line as chairman if Republicans retake the Senate in November. In an extended interview, Program Host Bill Loveless and Sen. Murkowski will discuss exports, what’s going on in Alaska and her plans if she gets the gavel.

Energy Infrastructure: Reconnecting America
Coal remains U.S. power plants’ leading fuel supplier, despite opposition from environmentalists and competition from natural gas. In the final segment of this bi-weekly series, Seth Schwartz, the president of Energy Ventures Analysis, and Sandra Brown, a partner with law firm Thompson Hine, will share their expertise on obstacles to moving U.S. coal both within the country and to overseas markets.

Market Spotlight: Bearish Global Coal Prices
With China setting the global standard for coal prices these days, recent price cuts by the country’s largest domestic coal concern are pressuring major international producers. Adding to this bearish outlook are recent record-low prices in South Africa. Platts Editorial Director James O’Connell will explain.

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