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October 24, 2014 (12:06)
Platts editors discuss how new restrictions requiring states to cut the maximum sulfur content in home heating oil, could affect distribution companies, and the potential affect of a supply squeeze on diesel.
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China fuel oil: Buying interest from teapot refiners continues tightening supply
Singapore (Platts)--30 Oct 2014 721 am EDT/1121 GMT
Teapot refiners in eastern China's Shandong Province continued to show buying interest for imported fuel oil as feedstock, following a severe clampdown on refineries that try to avoid paying consumption tax, sources said Thursday.
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LPG demonstrates modernity comes from consumption
The oil industry has often heard itself being criticized from within for not being bolder in sending a broadly positive message about what it does. Hydrocarbons make modern life possible.
Regulation & Environment: Alaska mining battle and its impact on oil and gas
Regulations between mining and oil and gas often spill over. That's what the industry is worried about in Alaska, as Tim Bradner discusses in this week's Oilgram News column, Regulation & Environment.
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How will the latest tax regime changes affect Russian oil?
October 27, 2014 - Examining the likely impact on the Russian oil sector of the so-called "tax maneuver", a new taxation regime due to come into force in 2015.
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Does the US really need all the oil stashed in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve?
October 27, 2014 - Platts senior editors ask if the hundreds of millions of barrels of crude oil stashed away by the US government may indicate a hoarding problem.
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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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