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Commodity Pulse video

January 19, 2017
We discuss the impact of OPEC-led oil cuts, the prospects for US shale producers, the scale of a potential uptick in spending, and moves to grow exposure to natural gas.
December 22, 2016
Against the dramatic political and economic surprises of 2016, S&P Global Platts President Martin Fraenkel lays out his five themes to focus on in commodity markets in 2017.
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Latest Latin America News

Santiago (Platts)--19 Jan 2017 550 pm EST/2250 GMT
Chile and Argentina are advancing in talks to agree on reciprocal exchanges of electricity and natural gas between the two countries, Chilean Energy Minister Andres Rebolledo said Thursday.
London (Platts)--17 Jan 2017 524 pm EST/2224 GMT
Colombia exported a record 88.10 million mt of thermal coal in 2016, rising 9% year on year, data from Colombian shipping agent Deep Blue showed late Monday.
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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 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.
December 14, 2016
Late 2016 and 2017 will be a crucial time for Mexico’s energy reform to turn from a mere agenda to actions, including work on the upstream pipeline system.
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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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