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July 10, 2014 (7:45)
Assessing gas and power market dynamics in the UK; the steady downward trend in gas prices across the year as a consequence of a fall in end-user demand; and the outlook for power and gas prices.
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Idaho Power seeks approval for 120 MW in solar contracts
Portland, Maine (Platts)--28 Jul 2014 419 pm EDT/2019 GMT
Idaho Power is seeking permission to enter into two solar contracts totaling 120 MW that are in the $73/MWh range.
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Blogs

The Latin American quandary: lots of shale gas, not a lot of production
Imports of LNG to Latin American are up 18% so far this year, according to Bentek, a unit of Platts. But, with so much recoverable indigenous supply, why is Latin America paying top dollar for imported gas?
A new book seeks to lift the lid on the commodity rulers of the world
Platts' David Elward on how the bubble for commodity-contract trading, or the buying and selling of contracts to bet on the future price of commodities, is deflated, or so the liquidity statistics suggest.
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News Features

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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Podcasts

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Interview: EU carbon market regulation and reform (part 2)
June 25, 2014 - Jesse Scott of Eurelectric on proposed carbon market reforms and the risk that EU policy delay could cause future trouble for energy investments.
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Interview: EU carbon market regulation and reform (part 1)
June 23, 2014 - Jesse Scott of Eurelectric on proposed carbon market reforms and the risk that EU policy delay could cause future trouble for energy investments.
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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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