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Singapore (Platts)--6 May 2016 329 am EDT/729 GMT
Brazilian iron ore miner Vale has raised its term premium for Brazilian blended fines, or BRBF, cargoes to $1/dry mt to an IODEX-based matrix for May delivery cargoes at port stocks, term buyers said Friday.
Sydney (Platts)--6 May 2016 250 am EDT/650 GMT
Renewable Development Australia is planning to tap the growing global market for bioethanol with an A$800 million ($598 million) project that will use purpose-grown feedstock to produce 344 megaliters/year of fuel, a company spokesman said Friday.
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Podcasts

May 02, 2016
Mr. Bull and Mr. Bear have tea with their friends and debate how oil markets will be affected by crude production, demand, economic growth, finances and more.
April 27, 2016
US benzene, toluene and mixed xylene prices have been pressured by excess supply, including benzene imports from Asia at the beginning of the year.
April 25, 2016
Iran's planned post-sanctions oil production path is colliding with crude market realities, keeping the country's production and exports from ramping up to meet initial expectations.
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Feature: Global Polymer Pricing Analysis

April 28, 2016
European low density polyethylene spot prices were flat this week, as the market awaited further developments on the ethylene contract price settlement. LDPE spot prices closed April 27 at Eur1,350/mt, unchanged on the week.
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LLDPE: US exports up $33-$34/mt on week
US linear low-density export assessments rose $33-$34/mt week on week as prices continued to be talked higher.
PP: „Brazil rises $20 on week
Polypropylene import pricing was $20/mt higher for the week in Brazil, with homopolymer assessed April 27 at $1,205-$1,215/mt CFR Brazil.


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The Barrel Blog

May 05, 2016
Wuhan Iron & Steel has probably been the most plain and transparent in telling its employees that the iron rice bowl will have to go.
May 02, 2016
In less than two months UK citizens will make one of their biggest political decisions in more than 40 years. How might this impact North Sea oil production?
May 02, 2016
China's steel export juggernaut has decelerated, with the country-s innumerable steelmakers focusing on local demand and lapping up strong domestic margins.
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