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July 18, 2014 (17:52)
John Kingston, director of news, and Beth Evans, associate editorial director, Americas oil news, discuss the California low carbon fuel standard and the cap-and-trade system.
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Angolan Oct crude oil cargoes start to clear, values up on refining margins
London (Platts)--2 Sep 2014 837 am EDT/1237 GMT
Angolan October crude cargoes were beginning to clear albeit gradually with values higher than for September on a rise in refining margins and product cracks, trading sources said Tuesday.
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US airlines are taking the hedge off on jet fuel
An old investing adage is to buy on the dips, a philosophy generally followed by US airlines in the hedging market over the years. This year? Not so much.
Privatization of key UK jet fuel pipeline could bring cash to expand capacity
It’s not every day an asset of strategic importance to the UK's oil infrastructure is put on the market. Even less frequently will that asset come with a portfolio of clients including the UK Ministry of Defence, the US Air Force, oil majors and one of the largest international trading houses.
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Global Jet Fuel Prices Overview
August 28, 2014
Platts jet fuel editors analyze US airlines having loosened their belts on costly hedges as jet fuel turbulence wanes, while Europe's reaction to lower and less volatile jet fuel prices has been mixed.
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Platts: Podcasts
Prospects, challenges as Australia explores new oil discoveries
September 01, 2014 - James Bourne, associate editorial director for oil, and Christine Forster, senior oil news writer, discuss Apache's find in northwest Australia; Santos' material gas condensate discovery; and the prospects of other fields in the area.
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A crude by any other name, and the US offshore lease sale
August 25, 2014 - Herman Wang and Brian Scheid wonder what exactly distinguishes Bakken crude from other US oil grades and discuss the latest federal offshore lease sale.
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Tanker markets feel impact from Libya crude loading restarts, Ebola crisis
August 20, 2014 - Assessing the impact of crude oil loading restarts from Ras Lanuf, Es Sider on tanker markets; latest on the spread of Ebola in W Africa.
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Back to the future: What LaserDisc and corn have to do with condensate splitters and propane
August 18, 2014 - Platts senior oil editors Herman Wang and Brian Scheid take a trip down memory lane to look at the future of condensate splitters in the US and winter propane prices.
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Industry Solution Papers Library

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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