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March 16, 2017
Oil will likely flow through the Dakota Access Pipeline under Lake Oahe in North Dakota early next week and will start commercial service soon thereafter.
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%.
March 10, 2017
At the Crude Oil Quality Association meeting in New Orleans, an overflowing room of oil industry participants had plenty of questions for US Department of Energy economist Kenneth Vincent.
March 07, 2017
While Trump appeared to take at least partial credit an ExxonMobil project plan, a US government-enabled boost to domestic producers may be unnecessary.
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News Headlines

London (Platts)--23 Mar 2017 1019 am EDT/1419 GMT
ExxonMobil's French downstream subsidiary Esso SAF said Thursday its two French refineries operated at 85% of their utilization rate for most of last year, with operations having improved in the second half.
Singapore (Platts)--23 Mar 2017 238 am EDT/638 GMT
Thailand's PTT Exploration and Production and Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation, or Jogmec, are teaming up in research and technology development to improve production efficiency at PTTEP's oil and gas exploration and production projects, PTTEP said in a statement Thursday.
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Feature: The Trump Administration

February 28, 2017
In an address to a joint session of Congress February 28, President Donald Trump did not utter the word energy, or delve deeply into energy policy debates. But Trump touched on areas of interest to the sector.
Trump gives overview of policy, but no specifics on energy goals
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Factbox: In speech to Congress, Trump targets energy regulations
Factbox: In speech to Congress, Trump targets energy regulations
In a speech to a joint session of Congress February 28, President Donald Trump offered broad insight into his policy goals and reaffirmed his administration's push to rollback federal regulations.



Podcasts

China aims for bluer skies ahead, but at what cost to commodity demand?
March 23, 2017
- Prime Minister Li Keqiang wants to make China's skies blue again. But what does this mean for the country's production and consumption of commodities?
Asian thermal coal market: Japan April price talks, S Korean consumption tax in focus
March 20, 2017
- Senior editor Michael Cooper and associate editor Mia Corazon Aureus give an overview of Asian thermal coal markets.
Russia's falling fuel oil exports
March 16, 2017
- We discuss how Russian refinery upgrades and a rise in export duty have led to a fall in exports for fuel oil. However, one product in particular is seeing a rise in exports.
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Asia Pacific and Middle East Refined Oil Products methodology

Published March 2016

The Asia Pacific and Middle East Refined Oil Products Guide contains the primary specifications and methodologies for Platts Asia Products assessments.


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