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Market Spotlight: US shipping industry

September 14, 2014 (3:39)

International rules for sulfur emissions soon will toughen for ships traveling within 200 miles of North American and European shores. The impending change has shippers, refiners, traders and bunker suppliers all looking for the best options for compliance.


Eagle Ford forces out crude imports from Africa along USGC
November 19, 2014
Platts crude editors Richard Capuchino Jr. and Jacqueline Puig discuss how Eagle Ford oil is finding more ways to move to market and is replacing imports of West African crude.
Bunker fuel market reaction to bankruptcy filing by OW Bunker
November 12, 2014
Assessing the recent OW Bunker bankruptcy and the consequences for the global bunker market; focusing on price, competition and other ramifications.
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Analysis & Data Features

November 17, 2014
Asia's largest oil consumers have collectively bought around 43% more Nigerian crude this year compared with 2013, but have shown a declining appetite for barrels from Angola.
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Asian imports of Angolan crudes lower then from Nigeria
Angolan crudes did not find the same buying support from Asia, however, with nothing to offset the 1% decline in Chinese offtake.

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The Barrel Blog

October 03, 2014
US crude oil exports appear to be the next big energy policy battle, but could a rift between East Coast refiners and US producers, as well as a historic shift in US export rules, be avoided with a limited, temporary waiver to a century-old shipping law?
September 22, 2014
Growing natural gas liquids production spurred by the US shale gas boom has stoked interest in new classes of ships to move ethane and LPG across oceans: very large ethane carriers and ultra large gas carriers.
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News Headlines

Houston (Platts)--25 Nov 2014 305 pm EST/2005 GMT
Global bunker supplier Aegean Marine will take advantage of the recent collapse of competitor OW Bunker by entering two new markets in the next several months, the company's president said Tuesday.
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