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FEATURE: Refiners, marketers press for Jones Act changes
Washington (Platts)--22 Aug 2014 417 pm EDT/2017 GMT
Petroleum marketers and refiners are planning a substantial effort to get Congress to change the Jones Act, a nearly century-old law they claim is driving up motor fuel and heating oil prices and severely inhibiting the flow of crude oil between US ports amid the ongoing domestic oil boom.
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Tanker markets feel impact from Libya crude loading restarts, Ebola crisis
August 20, 2014 - Assessing the impact of crude oil loading restarts from Ras Lanuf, Es Sider on tanker markets; latest on the spread of Ebola in W Africa.
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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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Petrodollars: China builds up its oil tanker fleet
James Bourne on how as well as widespread talk about Chinese oil demand, China is also increasing its demand for the ships that move that oil around.
Guest blog: El Niño: ¿Dónde está el dinero?
Jodie M. Gunzberg, the global head of commodity indices at S&P Dow Jones Indices, looks at the possibility of an El Nino weather system developing and what it means for commodities.
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Global LNG Update
August 13, 2014
South Korea's state-owned Korea Gas Corp. imported 19.96 million mt of LNG in the first half of this year, down 7.3% from 21.53 million mt a year earlier, the company said in a statement August 12.
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Dated Brent: The Pricing Benchmark for Asia-Pacific Sweet Crude Oil
The Dated Brent benchmark has taken on an increasingly significant role in the determination of oil prices in the entire Asia-Pacific region. This paper examines and explains the reasons for this ongoing and accelerating trend. (published May 2011).
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