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Africa Commodity News, Analysis, and Prices

For up-to-the-minute Africa news and prices
For up-to-the-minute Africa news and prices
For over 100 years Platts has been at the forefront of pricing and news in the energy markets. Today, we publish the essential information that you need to navigate the rapidly evolving commodity markets that Africa plays a key part in. Here you will find a focal point for all our existing benchmark services covering this vibrant region - from explaining the unique Platts pricing methodologies to showcasing the news, analysis and prices moving markets such as oil, petrochemicals, agriculture, and metals.

The Barrel blog

March 13, 2017
Based on the latest S&P Global Platts OPEC survey, the producer group’s compliance with its pledged oil output cuts is 98.5%. It is also 111.5%. At the same time, it is 71.9%.
February 28, 2017
OPEC compliance with oil output cut goals appears to have been good, with cold weather and natural declines adding to reductions from non-OPEC producers.
February 21, 2017
Kenya is proving an excellent testing ground for initiatives that prove successful elsewhere in Sub-Saharan Africa. It is now seeking to do the same with electrification.
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Latest Africa News

Lagos (Platts)--20 Mar 2017 655 am EDT/1055 GMT
The Nigerian government's amnesty program designed to keep militants from attacking oil facilities in the Niger Delta is facing funding problems, posing a potential challenge to efforts to curb violence in the region and raise oil production, a government official said Sunday.
London (Platts)--16 Mar 2017 1024 am EDT/1424 GMT
Freight rates for ships steaming between the UK Continent region and West Africa, basis 37,000 mt, have risen sharply over the last two days, up Worldscale 30 to w180 [$19.80/mt] Wednesday, on the back of a spurt in gasoline cargo activity.
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Commodity Pulse video

OPEC, US shale and the oil market balance conundrum
February 02, 2017
Our editors discuss the speed of the readjustment on the global oil markets which is likely to ebb and flow based on the commitment to OPEC-led production cuts and the adaptability of US producers.
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Podcasts

March 13, 2017-Capitol Crude talks with BP and North Dakota’s top oil and gas regulator about US shale oil’s response to the OPEC/non-OPEC agreement.
February 09, 2017-Ahead of the Platts London Oil & Energy Forum on February 20, our editors discuss matters such as OPEC’s output cut, West Africa’s clampdown on sulfur, and the new US president.
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News Features

December 07, 2016
OPEC crude oil production for November rose for the sixth straight month, to a record 33.86 million b/d, an S&P Global Platts survey showed December 7, largely on the return of Angola's Dalia field from maintenance and recovery in war-torn Libya.
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Platts Africa Price Assessments

West African Cargoes

Gasoline FOB NWE
Gasoline CIF West Africa


West African Crude

Jubilee


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