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September 09, 2014 (6:31)
In this latest Gas and Power Watch video, William Powell focuses on the UK, where worries about a possible escalation of the eastern Ukraine crisis and higher gas consumption since mid-August have pushed up gas prices.
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Big Rivers Electric says it is now unlikely to idle Wilson coal-fired plant
Louisville, Kentucky (Platts)--12 Sep 2014 504 pm EDT/2104 GMT
Big Rivers Electric, a Kentucky-based generation and transmission cooperative, this week said it now unlikely to idle its 443-MW Wilson coal-fired plant in February as it had planned earlier this year.
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Regional price spreads: predicting the future of LNG
Looking at how the precipitous jump in demand for LNG from post-Fukushima Japan changed the global gas market irrevocably.
Miners become leaner and meaner to thrive in lower price environment
While large companies continue to work on reducing costs, aspiring miners and developers are doing all they can merely to survive.
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Platts: Podcasts
Will US coal be left out in the cold this winter?
August 21, 2014 - Platts editor Andrew Moore explains how prices for Powder River Basin and Central Appalachian coal didn't react quite as expected this winter, and now transportation issues are compounding issues for utilities.
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Turkey targets 50% power generating capacity hike by 2023
August 11, 2014 - Assessing the need for 100 GW of installed power in Turkey by 2023, with demand forecast to more than double during this period.
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EPA CO2 rules could boost nuclear power
June 25, 2014
The Environmental Protection Agency's recently released plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants could provide a boost to nuclear power.
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Industry Solution Papers Library

Special Report: Can shale gale save the naphtha crackers?
According to a report from Platts unit Bentek, over the five-year period to 2016, the development of shale gas exploration in the United States is expected to increase natural gas liquids production by more than 40%. Jim Foster examines the how the changing dynamics of NGL product might play out for naphtha crackers.
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