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November 21, 2014 (8:19)
Platts editor Max Gostelow talks about the factors dragging down the Japan-Korea Marker; the slowing growth of LNG in China; and the increasing demand in India and Southeast Asia.
November 14, 2014 (7:06)
William Powell analyzes the impact of mild weather conditions on France's gas and power markets ion October; the forecast for Local Distribution Zone demand for gas; and the effect of nuclear power worker strikes on power prices.
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Ukraine's Oct transit of Russian natural gas to Europe down 47.5% on year
Kiev (Platts)--21 Nov 2014 845 am EST/1345 GMT
Ukraine's transit of natural gas from Russia to Europe fell by 3.5 billion cubic meters in October to 3.87 billion cu m, down 47.5% from 7.37 Bcm in October 2013, an energy and coal industry ministry official said Friday.
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Platts: Podcasts
Ineos announces £640 mil ($1 bil) investment in UK shale gas industry
November 21, 2014 - Discussing the recent announcement by Ineos to invest vast amounts of money in UK shale gas, exploring the reasons behind the move.
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Tension eases on EU gas markets after Russia-Ukraine deal
November 10, 2014 - Discussing recent developments in the European gas markets after the deal reached by Russia and Ukraine over winter gas supplies.
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Australian junior chases Rocky Mountain oil and natural gas high
A small Australian upstream company, with the appropriate name of American Patriot Oil and Gas, is hoping to achieve what several of its peers have been unable to do: turn a little into a lot in the US market.
A strong frac sand market faces lower oil and natural gas prices
Not every price in the energy complex is dropping. According to an index created by Cowen & Co., the producer price index for frac sand rose 1% in October, following a 1% gain in September.
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News Features

Global LNG Update — LNG, integrated market are keys to Euopean security of supply: US official
November 19, 2014
LNG and a "truly integrated energy market in Europe" are keys to providing security of supply in Europe, a US government official said in a phone briefing.
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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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