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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 19th
Streaming video for this week's show will be available by 9 am ET on October 19th.

Romania Assesses its Shale Reserves
Some of Europe’s largest shale natural gas reserves sit in Romania. The U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates the country has 51 trillion cubic feet of gas – enough to cover its domestic needs for more than a century. That potential is particularly significant now as the nation looks to reduce its reliance on Russian gas supplies. But will Romania take its fuel to market any time soon? Program Host Bill Loveless will interview former Romanian President Emil Constantinescu..

Oil Price Dive Raises New Questions
Saudi Arabia has been the kingpin of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) for decades, with a greater hand in prices and availability of oil than any other OPEC country. But the kingdom’s influence in the global market may be changing as U.S. oil output surges and prices drop. Discussing this will be Robert McNally, a former energy adviser to President George W. Bush..

Environmentalists Seek Voter Turnout
With 2014 mid-term elections looming, interest groups are going all out to help their candidates win. Among them is the League of Conservation Voters (LCV), whose “Save the Senate” campaign aims to keep Democrats in control of the chamber. Daniel Weiss, LCV’s senior vice president for campaigns, will share why that’s especially true in the six states where the group is spending most of its resources.

Market Spotlight: Global Oil Prices Collapse
The recent dip in oil prices comes as the U.S. is producing more crude oil than it has in nearly 30 years, and relies less on supplies from overseas. But could a bearish market change these dynamics? Platts Oil Editor James Bambino will explain.

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