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Even as the mercury creeps up, bears stalk the US gas markets
June 29, 2015
Higher temperatures across much of the US has spurred more electric power demand, which in turn has given a bump to natural gas prices and producers.
Sanctioning the deal: oil and gas majors' latest agreements with Russia analyzed
June 26, 2015
Fresh from the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, Platts editors debate the implications of many of the deals signed by Russia with foreign partners.
How will private demand change China's LNG landscape?
June 12, 2015
Platts Asian LNG team zooms in on China's LNG demand growth rate, the country's appetite for pipeline gas, and the market impact of deals involving private LNG buyers.
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Gas and Power Watch - Europe

Financial or non-financial? Why EU financial rules matter for energy companies

June 12, 2015 (7:22)

Platts Siobhan Hall on how energy companies will be affected by EU financial rules intended to tackle the kind of bad behavior in banks that led to the global financial crash.


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Dutch, German gas prices retain strength
London (Platts)--3 Jul 2015 829 am EDT/1229 GMT
Dutch and German prices continued to hold onto recent strength Friday morning, although additional day-on-day gains, where present, were modest.
Platts Japan Korea Marker for Aug LNG delivery rises to $7.45/MMBtu as availability wanes
Singapore (Platts)--3 Jul 2015 803 am EDT/1203 GMT
The Platts JKM for August delivery gained 20 cents over the Asian trading week to reach $7.45/MMBtu Friday, as sentiment began to firm on dwindling availability.
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News Feature: African Energy Outlook

June 18, 2015
Cameroon's oil industry has been on something of a road to recovery in recent years, with the country seeing crude production rise to its highest level in more than a decade earlier this year.
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Nigeria should sell stakes in JVs with foreign partners
The Nigerian government should start selling off its stakes in oil joint ventures with foreign partners to ease funding issues.
Angola courts China to secure oil exports
The visit of Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos to China comes at a critical stage for Angola.

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Price Focus

Spot natural gas prices in the US Gulf Coast made small moves in either direction Monday on cooler-than-normal weather forecasts around the country and weakness in the NYMEX February futures contract. The cash price at Henry Hub edged a couple of cents lower to average around $2.90/MMBtu on IntercontinentalExchange. New Orleans is forecast to see highs in the mid-50s Jan 13, about 7 degrees below normal.



The Barrel Blog

July 02, 2015
Over breakfast this morning, Eeyore said he thinks the LNG market might be heading for a fall - citing four reasons.
June 16, 2015
Market analysts have pondered the likely effect on domestic US natural gas prices, gas production rates, domestic employment, GDP and even consumption by related petrochemical and agricultural industries.
June 15, 2015
The North Sea is one of the old guard for oil production, and companies are trying hard to revive its former glory. Nick Coleman digs into the basin’s future.
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North American Natural Gas Markets methodology Published November 2014

Platts' methodology for assessing North American gas markets has developed over a number of years. It draws on our experience in the global energy markets. Platts sets great importance on producing independent reports and assessments.






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