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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.

Podcasts

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.
February 02, 2017-Once a N. African OPEC powerhouse for light, sweet crude oil, Libya is now riven by civil war and disrupted oil supply. We look at how the country is trying to pull itself back into contention as a supplier of crude into the Med and beyond.
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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.
Tax reform plan could upend US oil trade flows
January 27, 2017
US House Republicans' tax reform plan including a border adjustment taxing imports could shift WTI crude oil prices and force refiners to pass higher costs onto drivers.
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Latest Africa News

Tokyo (Platts)--17 Feb 2017 916 am EST/1416 GMT
South African rand rising above Rand 13 to the dollar this week from Rand 13.30-13.50 a week earlier is pushing up UG2 chromite prices, market sources said Friday.
Lagos (Platts)--14 Feb 2017 837 am EST/1337 GMT
Nigeria will this week launch a comprehensive clean-up program for the oil-producing Niger Delta region devastated by years of pollution from oil spills, a government statement on Tuesday said, as Nigeria moves to curb unrest in the region that has long impacted production and exports.
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The Barrel blog

January 23, 2017
The world is becoming an ever smaller place and the ability to conduct business with the most competitive companies globally is paramount for survival. What next for the smaller TEU fleet?
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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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