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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.


LNG, pipelines temper US natural gas price movements
January 15, 2015
Spot and forwards gas markets, as well as demand and storage, are showing the impacts of more LNG sendouts and capacity expansions in the Northeast US.
Americas crude oil production, transportation trends to continue into 2015
December 17, 2014
It was a tumultuous year for crude oil in the Americas, and Canadian, Latin American and US crudes will keep evolving into 2015.
Low gasoil prices dampen market appetite for biofuels in Asia
December 17, 2014
An overview of the biodiesel market's current situation given the decline in crude prices, and the ethanol market's expectations for 2015.
Shipping industry will see new marine fuel requirements with the new year
December 16, 2014
On Jan. 1, 2015, sulfur content will be required to drop to 0.1% in fuels used within 200 miles of the US and Northwestern European coasts.
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Pacific Rubiales' LNG project in Colombia delayed: partner
Bogota (Platts)--30 Jan 2015 538 pm EST/2238 GMT
Citing "unfavorable market conditions," Canada-based Pacific Rubiales Energy has decided to postpone the start-up of its floating LNG project, according to its partner, FLNG vessel builder Exmar.
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Analysis & Data Features

December 19, 2014
Shifting price relationships in Latin America means some crude grades are finding new market opportunities, both within the region and beyond.
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Mexico's Maya crude price at levels not seen since May 2010
The calculated price for Mexico's Maya crude to the Americas is at a more than four-year low on falling crude and refined products prices, Platts data showed.
Higher freight rates encouraging crude exports out of Panama
Rising freight rates and less demand for Latin crudes on the US Gulf Coast has encouraged increased use of the Petroterminal de Panama.
Mexico ships crude cargo from Salina Cruz to Hawaii
A Panamax-sized cargo of crude is heading from western Mexico for delivery to Hawaii, data from Platts cFlow ship-tracking software showed.

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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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