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What can the US crude oil industry learn from Pabst Blue Ribbon?
September 15, 2014 - Compariing the ongoing campaign to allow export of US crude oil to some of the most successful beer marketing campaigns.
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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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Latest EU sanctions set to hit Russian oil majors
September 10, 2014 - Assessing the likely impact of new EU sanctions against Russian oil companies, and how they might combat the measures.
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Capitol Crude: The US oil policy podcast
September 08, 2014 - Platts editors discuss the Dippin' Dots of fuel and why it's a good time to pay attention to attempts at a crude policy from the US Congress.
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CCI Corpus Christi export splitter project takes a step forward
New York (Platts)--16 Sep 2014 340 pm EDT/1940 GMT
CCI Corpus Christi's condensate export splitter project, geared towards finding a home outside of the US for rapidly growing North American production of ultra-light, sweet liquids, moved forward Monday after receiving federal environmental regulatory approval.
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Petrodollars: What do Russian oil companies do in the wake of sanctions?
Sanctions against Russia are moving closer to the country’s big oil companies. In this week’s Oilgram News column Petrodollars, Rosemary Griffin looks at the choices that companies such as Rosneft face.
More bearish oil market signals from IEA as demand growth forecasts slashed
The closely watched monthly oil market report from the International Energy Agency confirmed a continued trend of oil demand growth slowdown on September 11, adding a renewed bearish sentiment to already low oil prices.
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Feature update: OPEC heavyweights play down oil price fall
September 12, 2014
What a difference three months can make. Oil prices were fairly buoyant when OPEC met on June 11, with its crude basket valued at $106.20/barrel and heading towards the $110.48/b it would reach nine days later. By September 11, the basket had plunged to $95.35/b.
Iraq Oil Crisis
September 08, 2014
International oil companies have been resuming operations in Iraqi Kurdistan weeks after evacuating staff and halting output in the face of a jihadist move into the semi-autonomous region.
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Special report: FOB Singapore beyond Singapore - Towards FOB Straits
The limited possibility of further expansion of Singapore's on-land oil storage, coupled with growth plans in nearby Johor and the Riau Islands, means trading of products – and the benchmarks that reflect that activity – will spill beyond Singapore's traditional boundaries and into new frontiers.
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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