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October 19, 2014 (3:46)
The recent dip in oil prices comes as the US is producing more crude oil than it has in nearly 30 years, and relies less on supplies from overseas. But could a bearish market change these dynamics? Platts James Bambino explains.
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US Gulf Coast CBOB spot price dips below $2/gal for first time in four years
Houston (Platts)--22 Oct 2014 507 pm EDT/2107 GMT
The assessed spot price of Gulf Coast CBOB dipped below $2/gal Wednesday for the first time in four years with the transition to winter-grade gasoline in the market and under pressure from worldwide crude values.
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Blogs

For US airline industry, a penny saved on jet fuel is $180 million earned
Spot market jet fuel prices have plunged as much as 50 cents below the 2014 average. And for US airlines, a penny saved is, well, much more than a penny earned. Matt Kohlman explains.
Ed Morse and his team on the oil price slide
A few snippets from a conference call Ed Morse and his team at Citi held today on the decline in oil prices.
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Podcasts

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How losing in the short term could be a slam dunk for oil production
October 20, 2014 - Maybe it's OK for Saudi Arabia to be compared to the fumbling Philadelphia 76ers, as Herman Wang and Brian Scheid explain.
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Two months on, how is Russia coping with oil sanctions?
October 16, 2014 - Impact of US and EU sanctions against the Russian oil sector; whether the recent oil price fall is also hampering oil developments in the country.
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From importer to exporter: China changing backdrop of jet fuel supply in Asia
October 16, 2014 - Platts oil team on the growth prospect of jet fuel demand in China amid the rapid development of high-speed railway network.
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Mailbag time: We answer your burning questions about US crude oil
October 13, 2014 - Platts editors answer US crude policy questions, including discussions on Alaskan exports, the Jones Act, and Brent and WTI prices.
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News Features

African Energy Outlook: Asia laps up more Nigerian crude oil in 2014, but eases up on Angola
September 30, 2014
China, India, Japan and S Korea have collectively bought around 42% more Nigerian crude so far this year compared with 2013, but have shown a declining appetite for barrels from Angola.
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Industry Solution Papers Library

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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