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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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Papua New Guinea LNG project boosts Oil Search's quarterly output by 81%
Sydney (Platts)--23 Oct 2014 343 am EDT/743 GMT
Papua New Guinea-based Oil Search's petroleum production in the third quarter of 2014 was a record 6.67 million barrels of oil equivalent, up 81% from 3.69 million boe in Q2 and nearly four times the output achieved in the corresponding period of 2013.
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Platts: Podcasts
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.
Platts: Podcasts
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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Leave it to $80 crude to shake up US petrochemicals
There's something about $80/barrel crude that gets petrochemical markets in the US all riled up. As the energy complex slowly emerges from its latest dip, let's take a look at how some of these key markets fared over the past two weeks.
EIA analysis: big build in crude oil stocks
The weekly data from the Energy Information Administration showed a significant build in crude oil stocks. Our analysis of those numbers is here.
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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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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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