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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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Rebounding NYMEX crude settles $1.41/b higher on strong fundamentals
New York (Platts)--29 Aug 2014 445 pm EDT/2045 GMT
NYMEX October crude settled $1.41 higher at $95.96/barrel Friday amid still-strong fundamentals and a repricing-in of geopolitical risk.
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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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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.
At the Wellhead: Colombia takes a sobering look at its oil industry
The looming changes in Mexico's oil patch have the potential to negatively impact what has been a Latin American success story: Colombia. Chris Kraul looks at the issue with an experienced Colombia oil hand.
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Platts: Podcasts
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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When will Kazakhstan's Kashagan be able to restart production?
August 13, 2014 - Assessing the problems that hit the launch of the giant Kashagan oil field offshore and the likely timeline for the field's restart.
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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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