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Conclusions from International Petroleum Week 2015 events in London
February 16, 2015
Platts editors examine IP Week events in London, the general mood amongst the delegates and the impact of recent crude oil price volatility on traders.
Keeping up with the Jones Act: the 'third rail' of US energy politics
February 16, 2015
Herman Wang and Brian Scheid explain how the oil industry is rife with controversial topics, but the "third rail" of US energy politics is the Jones Act.
European marine gasoil demand increases on launch of emissions regulations
February 06, 2015
Platts editors discuss the recent change in shipping emission regulations that has led to increased demand for marine gasoil.
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Worldscale rates for India's Mundra to rise: Worldscale Association
London (Platts)--4 Mar 2015 842 am EST/1342 GMT
Worldscale rates for loading and discharging in Mundra, India, have been raised, the Worldscale Association said Wednesday.
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Analysis & Data Features

February 12, 2015
New forecasts from OPEC and the IEA suggest that lower oil prices will have a significant impact on non-OPEC oil supply later this year.
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Oil prices dive as OPEC rolls over
Despite the push by some OPEC members for a crude output cut, it became clear that Saudi Arabia had no appetite for cutting production.The market would stabilize itself eventually, oil minister Ali Naimi said. Prices resumed their downward helter skelter as the meeting broke up.

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Higher than usual LNG deliveries flood into the UK

January 22, 2015 (2:47)

Luke Stobbart outlines how LNG deliveries to the UK for December have more than tripled year-on-year and details the reduction in the spread between the Platts Japan Korea Marker and NBP forward prices.

The Barrel Blog

January 27, 2015
The economic arguments for exporting US crude are fairly well-known. But the foreign policy benefits of exports are not as widely talked about.
January 23, 2015
To what extent will the fall in prices affect economic growth rates for Africa’s oil exporters, and what about government spending cutbacks?
January 09, 2015
The capsizing and sinking of the Bulk Jupiter, as well as the loss of all but one of the crew and marine insurers, serves as a stark reminder about the importance of following safety procedures and best practices in the handling and loading of dry bulk carriers.
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Freight methodologyPublished November 2014

Platts assesses open market rates for the chartering of dirty tankers, clean tankers and barges.

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