Platts launches new US crude assessments to reflect oil exports
Platts' Matt Cook and Luciano Battistini elaborate on a suite of new Platts assessments that debuted Feb. 8 to reflect the value of US crude oil and condensates that could be exported.
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The physical 3.5 FOB Rotterdam barge market trended higher at the prompt February 27, with RMG material leaving Europe for arbitrage destinations, traders said. "The market is getting tighter for RMG...we expect stronger pricing for barges in March," one said. At the same time, supply was sufficient for cracked fuel oil, with a lot of straight run and M-100 being blended into the finished grade pool, albeit at relatively high costs, sources said.
Published January 2015
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