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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.

Commodity Pulse video

January 19, 2017
We discuss the impact of OPEC-led oil cuts, the prospects for US shale producers, the scale of a potential uptick in spending, and moves to grow exposure to natural gas.
December 22, 2016
Against the dramatic political and economic surprises of 2016, S&P Global Platts President Martin Fraenkel lays out his five themes to focus on in commodity markets in 2017.
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The Barrel blog

January 18, 2017
Any change in the US' corporate tax system that has an enormous shift in the tax treatment of imports and exports is going to have the potential to impact oil flows, and by extension, oil markets.
December 19, 2016
Eighteen years ago, the IEA said conventional oil output would peak before 2020. In 2016, it again shines a light on the need for more unconventional oil.
December 13, 2016
Fuel subsidies in Nigeria remain a thorny issue. State support for gasoline and diesel prices places a huge burden on the national finances.
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Latest Africa News

Algiers (Platts)--20 Jan 2017 741 am EST/1241 GMT
Algeria's state-owned Sonatrach has met all its French LNG supply contractual obligations, a company source said late Thursday, despite having suffered a three-week unplanned outage at its main Skikda LNG facility.
Lagos (Platts)--20 Jan 2017 739 am EST/1239 GMT
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has called for tenders under its direct sale, direct purchase import model, an NNPC spokesman said Friday.
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Podcasts

December 22, 2016-The presidents of EnSys Energy and Navigistics Consulting talk to Platts about their study regarding the potential impacts of the IMO's 2020 global sulfur cap.
December 12, 2016-Energy independence is a goal for many when it comes to US energy security, and the future of both is influenced by both politics and complicated global energy markets.
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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.
October 07, 2016
OPEC crude output rose again in September to a record high of 33.24 million b/d, an S&P Global Platts survey showed October 6. The figure is 110,000 b/d higher than August and marks the fourth consecutive month of growth
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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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