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Feature: US Election 2016 and Trump administration

January 20, 2017
President Donald Trump's picks for his Cabinet appear to back up his campaign pledges to boost US oil and gas production and streamline infrastructure approvals.
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Perry praises US DOE research, makes no promises on reported Trump budget cuts
US Secretary of Energy nominee Rick Perry said Thursday he would protect the research budgets for climate science, renewable energy, fossil fuels and other programs, but he had no insight into President-elect Donald Trump's reported plans to slash major offices within the agency.


January 24, 2017
After years of steady price declines, European power markets are dancing to a lively tune of nuclear outages, low wind and spiky Winter demand. Will prices rebalance once the current capacity squeeze is over?
January 23, 2017
Capitol Crude travels to Texas to discuss the impact President Donald Trump may have on US crude oil supply and gasoline demand.
January 18, 2017
Wholesale electric power prices in the US are starting 2017 by ticking upward, lifted by firmer natural gas prices, which overall has caused coal generation to take some of gas generation’s share in the overall fuel mix.
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Vienna (Platts)--24 Jan 2017 710 am EST/1210 GMT
Russia is the gas supplier of choice for European markets and will remain the most cost-effective and reliable source of gas in Europe, Alexander Medvedev, Gazprom's deputy CEO, said Tuesday.
Singapore (Platts)--24 Jan 2017 704 am EST/1204 GMT
China's ethanol imports in December fell by around 31% year on year as the country awaited an import tariff to be implemented in January.
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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.

The Barrel Blog

January 24, 2017
We consider commodity prices during President Barack Obama's tenure and will track how they change during President Donald Trump's time in office.
January 24, 2017
By poking the sleeping Chinese dragon US President Donald Trump may wake something that could be difficult to deal with later at the negotiating table.
January 23, 2017
Leave it to a liberal government backed by environmentalists to approve the first Canadian pipelines in several years, to help rejuvenate an oil industry thirsty to find more outlets for its crude 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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