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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.

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Worldscale rates for Brazil's Belem to rise: Worldscale Association
London (Platts)--21 Nov 2014 907 am EST/1407 GMT
Worldscale rates for loading and discharging in Belem, Brazil have been raised, the Worldscale Association said Friday.
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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 13, 2014
A growing queue of LNG carriers offshore northeastern Brazil is likely due to logistical maneuvering intended to ensure sufficient gas supply to the region.
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Global LNG Update — LNG, integrated market are keys to Euopean security of supply: US official
LNG and a "truly integrated energy market in Europe" are keys to providing security of supply in Europe, a US government official said in a phone briefing.

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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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