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The viability of Norway's Troll as a component grade in Dated Brent

2016-12-02 04:30:00 EST

S&P Global Platts video on the possibility of other grades of crude oil – particularly Troll – joining the basket making up the North Sea Dated Brent benchmark.

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Pittsburgh (Platts)--2 Dec 2016 527 pm EST/2227 GMT
US mills are raising transaction prices for rebar $25/st, effective with new orders Friday.
Buenos Aires (Platts)--2 Dec 2016 526 pm EST/2226 GMT
Oil workers in one of Argentina's most productive basins will go on strike for 48 hours next week to protest a decision by state-run YPF to not return 33 rigs to the field, which could cost 1,700 jobs, union leaders said Friday.
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Feature: US Election 2016

November 18, 2016
Asian refiners are hopeful that US President-elect Donald Trump's policies might boost US crude production and back out imports, leading to an increase in available crude supply halfway around the world. But, sources say, US crudes will remain an arbitrage choice and how much of it comes to Asia will depend on economics.
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Perception of improving US economy may drive brisker 2017 copper demand: sources
An infusion of US infrastructure spending promised by President-elect Trump is unlikely to translate into actual projects using copper until 2018, according to industry sources.
US elections have 'marginal effect' on coal in 2017 as demand key
The US elections could have only a "marginal effect" in 2017 on the coal industry, although market tailwinds could still provide a boost, according to analysts.

The Barrel Blog

December 01, 2016
To their surprise, delegates and speakers flying into Mumbai last month for Platts Steel Markets Asia conference were witnesses to history in the making.
November 30, 2016
During the election the now President-elect Donald Trump made much of “making America great again” and bringing manufacturing back to America.
November 29, 2016
There are short-term incentives, under the pressure of summitry, to come up with something - anything! - but the underlying problems mean that any deal reached is unlikely to have much substance or longevity.
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Price Focus

The Japan Korea Marker (JKM) benchmark price assessment is for spot physical cargoes delivered ex-ship into the two countries with the largest share of LNG imports, Japan and South Korea.


Phone a friend: OPEC calls for oil output cut with non-member assistance
December 01, 2016
- In a special episode of Capitol Crude, Brian Scheid calls former podcast co-host Herman Wang in Vienna to get the details of OPEC's historic decision to cut production.
What will Trump's presidency mean for Asia?
November 30, 2016
- Our editors' take on how US President-elect Donald Trump's potential policy changes could affect Asia.
SPIMEX’s Urals futures contract: A new benchmark for Russia?
November 30, 2016
- Will international players help SPIMEX's recently launched Urals crude oil futures contract become a benchmark for Russian oil?
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M2M-NGL Forward Curves

Published February 2016

The M2M-NGL Forward Curves guide describes the methodology used to compute the M2M NGL. Platts "Quantitative Forward Curves" QFC are developed incorporating Platts' editorial market knowledge, Platts' extensive database of historical price assessments and Platts Analytics expertise.

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