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October 21, 2014 (15:44)
Henry Edwardes-Evans, associate director for European power, talks with Ross McCracken, managing editor of Energy Economist, about the future of renewable electric power in Europe, which is technically feasible but could require major changes to the business models on which the industry is currently based.
October 19, 2014 (3:46)
The recent dip in oil prices comes as the US 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 James Bambino explains.
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US appeals court rejects lawsuit over E15 labeling rules
Houston (Platts)--21 Oct 2014 618 pm EDT/2218 GMT
A federal appeals court on Tuesday tossed out a lawsuit filed by several industry trade groups seeking to repeal US Environmental Protection Agency rules requiring labels for pumps selling gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol.
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Platts: Podcasts
Steady prices seen for China's manganese ore until end-2014
October 21, 2014 - Platts associate editor Clement Kwok on the movement in the manganese ore market and the market expectations for the rest of the year.
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How losing in the short term could be a slam dunk for oil production
October 20, 2014 - Maybe it's OK for Saudi Arabia to be compared to the fumbling Philadelphia 76ers, as Herman Wang and Brian Scheid explain.
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Chinese steel demand slowdown puts pressure on prices
October 17, 2014 - Analyzing the latest outlook for steel use in China issued by the World Steel Association and its impact on prices of iron ore and scrap globally.
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Two months on, how is Russia coping with oil sanctions?
October 16, 2014 - Impact of US and EU sanctions against the Russian oil sector; whether the recent oil price fall is also hampering oil developments in the country.
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News Features

Asian petrochemicals tumble to multi-year lows as crude plunges on demand woes
October 20, 2014
Asian petrochemical prices have dropped sharply amid tumbling crude values due to concerns about global growth and demand, Platts data showed.
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New Frontiers: Cutting back natural gas flaring in North Dakota hits a bump
North Dakota has aggressively sought to cut the amount of natural gas flaring going on in the state. North Dakota has made strides, but it has a new hurdle, as Brian Scheid discusses in this week’s Oilgram News column, New Frontiers.
Another big petrochemical project in the US might hit some supply constraints
With the announcement of yet another new cracker project this week–this time, to be built in North Dakota–the US petrochemical industry could be reaching a tipping point in the shale gas revolution.
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Industry Solution Papers Library

Identifying price trends in the Turkey region long steel sector
This paper introduces new Platts analysis in identifying price trends and price direction signals in the Turkish rebar, billet and scrap markets. The Platts Turkey ARC Steel Tracker (Turkey ARC ) has been designed to analyze price relationships of inputs and outputs to regional electric arc furnaces and rolling mills, and the suitability of this model and scope for its data is examined.
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