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September 28, 2014 (3:37)
Scotland's referendum on independence carried some big implications for oil development in the North Sea. And while the Scots voted not to secede from the United Kingdom, the debate suggests new oil-production reforms could be in the works.
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Saudi Aramco continues to slash crude prices to Asia
New York (Platts)--1 Oct 2014 431 pm EDT/2031 GMT
Saudi Aramco on Wednesday slashed the official selling prices for its Asia-bound crude lifting in November for the fourth month in row, as Asian refiners have found greater supply options.
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Blogs

EIA analysis: US crude stocks show unexpected draw
US crude oil, gasoline and distillate inventories fell across the board last week. Run rates last week fell to lows not seen since the beginning of the summer.
Takeoff, eh? At time of need, New York jet fuel heads to Canada
New York jet fuel prices spiked from mid-July through August, and new data gives more insight why. Blame Canada.
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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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Podcasts

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NWE gasoline climbs on regional refinery maintenance, increased arbitrage flows
September 30, 2014 - Assessing the recent strength in the Northwest European gasoline market, where refinery maintenance has exerted upwards pressure on prices.
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Can new oil production metrics hit a home run for US export policy?
September 29, 2014 - Platts senior editors Brian Scheid, Herman Wang look at what advanced baseball statistics can tell us about US crude oil production data.
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The challenges facing the African crude oil, refined product markets
September 25, 2014 - Discussing the West African crude oil markets, focusing in-depth on the unique challenges and opportunities facing the African continent.
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Could international sanctions against Russia affect operations at Sakhalin?
September 25, 2014 - Examining the possible impact of international sanctions against Russia on current and future oil, gas projects at Sakhalin Island.
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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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