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September 28, 2014 (3:37)
Scotland's referendum on independence carried some big implications for oil development in the North Sea. And while the Scots voted not to secede from the United Kingdom, the debate suggests new oil-production reforms could be in the works.
September 23, 2014 (4:11)
Desmond Wong, Stephanie Wilson, and Javier Diaz discuss the reasons behind a lack of traditional summer rise in Asia LNG prices, the uncertain outlook for LNG prices over the winter period, and the more bullish long-term demand picture.
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Uncertainty over British Columbia tax plan roiling planned LNG projects
Calgary (Platts)--29 Sep 2014 410 pm EDT/2010 GMT
Uncertainty over an LNG tax proposed earlier this year by the British Columbia government has emerged as the latest hurdle for the developers of LNG export projects in Western Canada, according to industry sources.
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News Features

Are European ethane imports a fig leaf for a depressed industry?
September 26, 2014
The US shale gas phenomenon is finally causing waves in the European petrochemical market. But do these imports offer an empty promise to an otherwise depressed industry?
Japanese power generators hold high LNG inventory
September 24, 2014
Japanese power companies have been building LNG storage since early this year, and now their spot appetite has weakened for the shoulder months, an analysis by Platts showed.
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Could international sanctions against Russia affect operations at Sakhalin?
September 25, 2014 - Examining the possible impact of international sanctions against Russia on current and future oil, gas projects at Sakhalin Island.
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Asian companies gear up as Mexico opens oil, gas sectors to foreign investors
September 15, 2014 - Platts oil team discusses the growing interest of Asian companies in the oil and gas opportunities in Mexico.
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Blogs

US shale boom writes a tale of two emerging classes of gas carriers
Growing natural gas liquids production spurred by the US shale gas boom has stoked interest in new classes of ships to move ethane and LPG across oceans: very large ethane carriers and ultra large gas carriers.
China hails new deepwater natural gas find, done all on its own
China National Offshore Oil Corp. has plenty to get excited about these days. After years of touting the unexplored and hidden depths of the South China Sea, the company has finally scored a coup with its first independent deepwater discovery.
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Industry Solution Papers Library

Special Report - Bakken: The King in the North
Platts launched on April 22 a new Bakken crude oil assessment representing the light sweet crude traded close to the wellhead at North Dakota terminals in the Williston Basin with the capacity to move crude by rail or by pipeline.
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