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July 18, 2014 (17:52)
John Kingston and Beth Evans discuss how California's cap-and-trade system and carbon reduction plan work into transportation fuels.
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Argentina oil workers' 24-hour strike hits production: YPF
Buenos Aires (Platts)--24 Jul 2014 435 pm EDT/2035 GMT
A strike by oil workers Thursday is hitting production in southwestern Argentina, state-run energy company YPF said.
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Blogs

The last contango? ICE Brent futures curve breaks from backwardation
In early July, there was a shift in the ICE Brent crude futures market — the backwardation that market players had become accustomed to flipped into contango. Some even said the market “collapsed” into a “supercontango” in a way not seen since 2008.
EIA analysis: a big drop in crude oil inventories
Platts analysis of US EIA Data: US crude oil stocks fell nearly 4 million barrels during the week ended July 18.
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OPEC rolls on as Iraq maps out its future
July 16, 2014
Back in late May, it was obvious that OPEC's June 11 meeting in Vienna was going to result in yet another rollover of the 30 million b/d crude production ceiling that has been in place since January 2012.
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West African overhang brings down European crude market amidst poor margins
July 16, 2014 - Assessing the biggest slide in Brent crude prices this year, including the impact of Chinese de-stocking on West African exports.
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Shippers weigh options as US fuel emissions standards set to change
July 02, 2014 - Platts editor John-Laurent Tronche explains how shippers traveling within 200 miles of US shores are just six months away from new emissions regulations, which will lower the amount of sulfur in fuel allowed within Emission Control Areas.
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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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