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2017 may give VLCC tankers a wild ride on oil market volatility
April 18, 2017
As the crude oil industry deals with wild cards like the OPEC deal and the narrowing spread between oil benchmarks, we explore the dynamics in VLCC freight and ton-mile demand, giving an outlook for the rest of 2017.
Polymer market expects uptick in Brazil's PE, PP demand in 2017
April 13, 2017
The worst of Brazil's recession appears over, and petrochemical players in Latin America's largest economy seem to share the sentiment as they eye the future, particularly for PE and PP.
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Latest Latin America News

Houston (Platts)--25 Apr 2017 546 pm EDT/2146 GMT
The bunker fuel market in Chile's Valparaiso port is operating normally after the 6.9 magnitude earthquake that hit the area on Monday, according to fuel suppliers and traders there.
Sao Paulo, Brazil (Platts)--20 Apr 2017 427 pm EDT/2027 GMT
Argentinian ethanol sales in February rose 25% on the year to 84.87 million liters, which was down 6% from January, data from the ministry of energy and mines showed.
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April 18, 2017-In 2020 the shipping industry is facing its biggest challenge in a century as the IMO is set to impose a new 0.5% sulfur cap on marine fuel emissions. We assess the readiness of shipowners to meet these stricter regulations.
April 11, 2017-Unica, Brazil's sugar industry group, is seeking the reinstatement of an ethanol import tariff, citing greenhouse gas emissions from other producers and surging ethanol imports — especially from the US.
March 30, 2017-It was another busy AFPM IPC meeting in San Antonio, and our editors and analysts share what they learned from various conversations about olefins, polymers, aromatics and intermediates.
March 13, 2017-Capitol Crude talks with BP and North Dakota’s top oil and gas regulator about US shale oil’s response to the OPEC/non-OPEC agreement.
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The Barrel blog

April 21, 2017
In part two of a series on why oil prices have failed to rally despite OPEC's best efforts at managing supply cuts, we ask: Why is the market so bullish?
April 17, 2017
You’ll have to forgive Argentinian biodiesel producers if they’re feeling a bit down.
March 13, 2017
Based on the latest S&P Global Platts OPEC survey, the producer group’s compliance with its pledged oil output cuts is 98.5%. It is also 111.5%. At the same time, it is 71.9%.
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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 Latin America Price Assessments

Latin American Agriculture

Ethanol FOB Santos Cargo
Hydrous ANP: FOB Santos/Paranagua
Spot FOB Anhydrous direct to FOB NY

Latin American Coal

(PCI) Venezuela
(PCI) Colombia


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