Mexico Energy: LNG, domestic gas production will shape Mexico's imports from US
May 16, 2016 -There are several risks that could lead to Mexico importing less than expected US gas in the future. This, as well as lease winners foresaking blocks won in the third phase of Mexico's Round One series of upstream auctions and the fate of US pipelines projects, is examined in the latest collection of Mexico energy stories and analyses.
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African Energy Outlook: Nigeria grapples with new fuel import rules
March 24, 2016 -Despite producing a little above 2 million b/d of crude, Africa's largest oil producer imports more than 90% of its gasoline requirements, with its four state-owned refineries running at very low utilization rates.
OPEC Guide: OPEC crude output drops by 130,000 b/d in December: Platts survey
January 22, 2016 -OPEC crude output fell by 130,000 b/d in December on lower volumes from Iraq, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia, a Platts survey of OPEC and oil industry officials and analysts showed on January 22.
Global Gas Update: Portugese LNG cargo no signal of US impact
April 29, 2016 -This feature, updated monthly, assesses the changing dynamics in the global natural gas industry. In April, attention was on when US LNG would come to Europe, but the bigger question now really is how much US LNG will come?
The dog that failed to bark: EU gas demand
June 01, 2015 -Natural gas demand in the EU fell 11.5% in 2014 to 417.5 Bcm, 21.9% lower than the 534.5 Bcm consumed in 2010. This was the fourth straight annual fall.
World nuclear performance gained in 2014 for first time since Fukushima
June 22, 2015 -World nuclear generation tracked by Platts in 2014 rose 1% compared to 2013, the first annual gain since the 2011 accident at Fukushima I in Japan curbed global nuclear output sharply, an analysis shows.
Traders weigh up prospects for China's thermal coal market in Q4
October 06, 2015 -The October-December trading period after China's Golden Week holidays is a crucial time of year for thermal coal shippers and traders as this is when they attempt to maximize sales to North Asian utilities preparing for the Northern Hemisphere winter season.
LDPE: European prices flat as market awaits ethylene CP
April 28, 2016 -This Platts data feature includes petrochemicals market news and price assessments for polymer products, focusing on LDPE, LLDPE, HDPE and polypropylene.
Benzene: Asian prices slip; Europe, LatAm prices rise
March 25, 2016 -This global Platts data feature includes petrochemicals market news and price assessments for aromatics products, focusing on benzene, toluene and xylenes.
Asian petchem margins mostly positive in 2015 on low oil price
January 15, 2016 -Asian petrochemical production margins were mostly positive in 2015 due to lower feedstock costs, despite the bearishness seen across global energy and commodity markets in the year, Platts analysis showed January 14.
Dry Bulk Shipping Outlook: Dry bulk sectors struggling due to excess vessel supply, low bunker prices
March 15, 2016 -Market conditions have generally been very bearish across the entire dry bulk sector for the last six months, largely due to vessel oversupply and plummeting bunker prices.
Global Steel & Scrap Outlook -- Scrap prices rise in Turkey, but fall in US and Asia: TSI
May 17, 2016 -Analysis of key steel and scrap markets, focusing on scrap, hot-rolled coil, rebar and semi-finished products.
Steel Raw Material Outlook
March 16, 2016 -Read highlights of the latest Platts steel raw materials news and pricing analysis, focusing on the global iron ore, coking coal, scrap and ferroalloys markets.
Nonferrous Metals Outlook
February 25, 2016 -Analysis of key non-ferrous metals markets including aluminum, nickel, manganese and precious metals.
Global Sugar Markets Focus: EU sugar market tight; Brazil CS cane crush breaks record
May 12, 2016 -In-depth analysis of key global sugar markets focusing on Europe, Thailand and Brazil.
Grains Market Focus: Black Sea wheat sellers reluctant to lower offers below $178/mt
May 25, 2016 -In-depth analysis of key grains markets, focusing on APW wheat FOB Australia and Russian FOB 12.5% deep port wheat.