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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.
March 10, 2017-Tim Worledge and Thomas Houghton take a look at some of the stories moving the sugar and sweeteners market in the UK and US in recent weeks.
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Latest Latin America News

Buenos Aires (Platts)--23 Mar 2017 418 pm EDT/2018 GMT
Tecpetrol, the fifth-biggest oil producer in Argentina, plans carry out a large scale development program in the Vaca Muerta shale play, targeting natural gas, the country's government said Thursday.
Sao Paulo (Platts)--22 Mar 2017 540 pm EDT/2140 GMT
Argentina exported 43,777 mt of long steel products in 2016, down 10.4% from 48,874 mt imported in 2015, customs agency data showed Wednesday.
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The Barrel blog

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%.
February 28, 2017
OPEC compliance with oil output cut goals appears to have been good, with cold weather and natural declines adding to reductions from non-OPEC producers.
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US ethanol, biodiesel, DDGS markets feel impact of larger South American harvests
March 23, 2017
Global harvests for both soybeans and corn are expected to reach record levels, and the Americas are already feeling the impact in ethanol, biodiesel and DDGs markets.
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.
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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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