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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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CSAPR could speed up MATS-related power plant shutdowns, say some
Houston (Platts)--24 Oct 2014 613 pm EDT/2213 GMT
Opinions were mixed Friday on the possible impact of a reimplementation of the Cross State Air Pollution Rule, with some market watchers saying it could accelerate power plant shutdowns, while others said it's too soon to tell.
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Petrochemical prices in some US markets crumble as crude oil falls
October 24, 2014 - Platts Americas petrochemical editors discuss how falling crude oil dragged some aromatics prices to their lowest points in years, while olefins markets are dealing with other price influences.
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Market sees slowdown of palm methyl ester export in Asia
October 23, 2014 - Esther Ng on the demand for PME as crude and gasoil prices fall and the Chinese interest in winter-grade PME.
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Bearish outlook for Asian propylene in 2015 as market sees oversupply
October 23, 2014 - Platts editors discuss the possible impact of the upcoming additional supply and the potential demand for propylene in Asia.
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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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The Oil Big Five: Your comments about oil prices worldwide
In the latest version of The Oil Big Five, Platts analysts and editors highlight some of your comments, sharing their biggest issues in the global oil industry during October.
UK power margins tighten further for winter, but gas stocks high
A fire broke out October 19 at the UK's Didcot B gas-fired power station, in the latest of a series of unexpected problems that have considerably tightened the margin of spare supply available to the country's electricity market this winter.
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Global LNG Update: Crude prices minor factor in JKM decline
October 23, 2014
Weakening Brent crude oil prices are playing only a minor role in the declining price of the Platts JKM, while bearish supply-demand fundamentals in the Asia Pacific Basin and mild temperatures are weighing more heavily on sentiment.
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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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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