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PRB coal users find flexibility key as power generators pressured
April 24, 2015
Powder River Basin coal buyers met recently and expressed long-term optimism that the using PRB coal would offer some stability -- including with prices.
Can N. American gas be saved by coal retirements, power burn?
April 14, 2015
North American natural gas production is outstripping demand, and increasing power demand due to the forced retirement of coal plants may not be enough to stabilize gas prices.
Colette Honorable, Commissioner, US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
April 08, 2015
Colette Honorable, Commissioner, US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, addressed FERC's busy policy and legal agenda at the Platts Energy Podium event in Washington.
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The Barrel Blog

April 23, 2015
Thursday’s focus on electric power allows for a wide variety of topics, from coal to actual power generation to natural gas and everything in between.
April 17, 2015
Combustion engines can’t go on for ever, that much is clear, but in that maelstrom of ideas, could the electric car now be attaining a critical mass?
April 16, 2015
What’s in a number? Quite a lot when it comes to Chinese GDP. Especially when it’s 7%, which was the real growth rate of the Chinese economy in the first quarter of 2015, compared to the first quarter of last year.
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Gas and Power Watch - Europe

The good, the bad, and the ugly: global renewable capacity auctions analysed

April 01, 2015 (11:30)

With an auction approaching in Germany for Solar PV power, Platts editors Ross McCracken and Henry Edwardes-Evans analyze the effects of using auctions as a means of selling and procuring services in Europe and beyond.


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Mid-Atlantic dailies gained December 5 with the for-December 8 premium and firmer demand for the week ending December 12, along with an uptick in spot gas markets, terms moved up with the rally in NYMEX gas. PJM West Hub day-ahead on-peak futures gained $2 to the mid-$40/MWh for December 8 delivery on the IntercontinentalExchange. PJM West on-peak weekend packages were in the mid-$30s/MWh on ICE, with off-peak weekend packages valued in the upper $20s/MWh.

Global LNG Update Feature

December 03, 2014
Thailand's PTT is expecting its first long-term contractual delivery from Qatari supplier Qatargas in the first half of January, according to a source close to the buyer.
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January JKM unchanged again as market awaits tender results
The January JKM was unchanged again November 26, at $10.025/MMBtu.

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News Headlines

Portland, Maine (Platts)--24 Apr 2015 507 pm EDT/2107 GMT
The California Independent System Operator is asking federal regulators to support a proposed upgrade to its market system to address the cause of most of the price spikes that have occurred since the Western energy imbalance market started in November.
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