Americas Aframax rates near year-low after brief upheaval in shipping market
The Aframax market in the Americas was on a veritable roller coaster ride at the end of April, and various factors may prompt another price reversal in the near future.
Saudi stirrings and Iran's return dominate oil rebalancing conversation
International operators eye Mexico's higher-risk, higher-reward deepwater basin
The Doha oil freeze fiasco: What lies ahead?
US Gulf Coast sweet crude differentials can be mixed as opposing factors pull US crude oil economics in different directions, Platts data shows. While there may be the possibility of a crude oil output freeze by major OPEC and non-OPEC producers, US commercial crude oil stocks are high.
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Published March 2016
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