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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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EU agrees to sanctions on Russian oil sector
Brussels (Platts)--30 Jul 2014 622 am EDT/1022 GMT
The EU has agreed to target Russia's oil sector as part of new economic sanctions over the country's involvement in the Ukraine crisis, EU President Herman Van Rompuy and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said Tuesday.
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Energy Economist: The amount of oil the world uses, seen through different eyes
Counting barrels is always tough to do, as Ross McCracken discusses in this month's excerpt from Platts Energy Economist.
At the Wellhead: China struggles to open its energy sector to more non-state entities
China is shifting its focus on state-owned enterprise reform, but it still remains to be seen if the SOEs will make significant changes to the roles non-state entities can play.
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Iran Oil Sanctions
July 28, 2014
The recent agreement between Iran and six world powers to extend their interim six-month nuclear deal by four months effectively rules out the likelihood of any significant increase in Iranian crude flows during the remainder of this year.
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Platts: Podcasts
China's H1 2014 apparent oil demand edges up on year
July 25, 2014 - Platts' Song Yen Ling analyzes China's apparent oil demand during the first six months of 2014, which edged up 0.6% on year to 9.91 mil b/d.
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EU mulls fresh Russia sanctions after Malaysian jet shot down
July 25, 2014 - Discussing the importance of Russian crude and diesel supply to Europe, as the EU mulls fresh Russia sanctions after Malaysian jet shot down.
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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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