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Commodity Pulse video

OPEC, US shale and the oil market balance conundrum
February 02, 2017
Our editors discuss the speed of the readjustment on the global oil markets which is likely to ebb and flow based on the commitment to OPEC-led production cuts and the adaptability of US producers.
Tax reform plan could upend US oil trade flows
January 27, 2017
US House Republicans' tax reform plan including a border adjustment taxing imports could shift WTI crude oil prices and force refiners to pass higher costs onto drivers.
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Latest Latin America News

Bogota (Platts)--21 Feb 2017 359 pm EST/2059 GMT
State-controlled Ecopetrol reported a 14% year-on-year reduction in proven reserves through December 31, a decrease that reflects three years of declining oil field investment in Colombia's oil patch, it said Tuesday.
Lima, Peru (Platts)--16 Feb 2017 545 pm EST/2245 GMT
Peru's production of copper, gold, zinc and molybdenum rose in December, while silver, lead and tin output fell, the government said Thursday.
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February 09, 2017-Ahead of the Platts London Oil & Energy Forum on February 20, our editors discuss matters such as OPEC’s output cut, West Africa’s clampdown on sulfur, and the new US president.
January 10, 2017-Mexico’s higher gasoline prices for consumers is having a ripple effect through North American gasoline markets as the US exports more product to its neighbor.
January 03, 2017-Effective January 3, 2017, the Platts US Gulf Coast fuel oil assessment has been updated to reflect residual fuel oil intended for end-use by the bunker sector to meet maritime fuel demand.
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The Barrel blog

January 23, 2017
The world is becoming an ever smaller place and the ability to conduct business with the most competitive companies globally is paramount for survival. What next for the smaller TEU fleet?
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.
January 04, 2017
With the possibility of greater gasoline exports, the US market may become more dependent on imports to make up the shortfall.
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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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