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US DOE conditionally authorizes Oregon LNG to export to non-FTA countries
Washington (Platts)--31 Jul 2014 219 pm EDT/1819 GMT
The US Department of Energy on Thursday gave Oregon LNG conditional approval to ship 1.25 Bcf/d of liquefied natural gas to countries that do not have free trade agreements with the US.
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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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WAF freight rates weaken on oversupply, lack of Asian buying interest
May 20, 2014 - Platts' EMEA crude oil team discusses the reasons behind West African VLCC freight rates languishing at their lowest levels for eight months.
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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.
Canada's aggressive on crude oil by rail regs; the US, not so much
Both the US and Canada have experienced fiery crashes of crude oil moving by rail; in Canada, it has also been tragic. The pace of regulations to deal with crude-by-rail in the wake of it are moving at very different paces in the two countries.
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OPEC heads for fresh rollover on output
May 21, 2014
All signals point to OPEC's meeting next month resulting in a further six-month rollover of the cartel's output ceiling that has been in place for more than two years.
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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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