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: Talk of tight US supply continues; polyethylene margins in Asia to remain healthy in H2 2016
June 16, 2016 -This Platts data feature includes petrochemicals market news and price assessments for polymer products, focusing on LDPE, LLDPE, HDPE and polypropylene.
Benzene: Asian benchmark falls $32/mt on week; European downstream demand subdued
May 30, 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.
Q2 Dry Bulk Shipping Overview: Capesize freight rates showing signs of improvement
June 17, 2016 -Capesize freight rates in Q2 2016 began to see an improvement after they hovered within a 10% range of the lowest levels seen, through most of Q1.
Global Steel & Scrap Outlook: Scrap prices decline further in Turkey and USA; Asian HRC unchanged despite China domestic price rise
June 28, 2016 -Analysis of key steel and scrap markets, focusing on scrap, hot-rolled coil, rebar and semi-finished products.
Nonferrous Metals Outlook: European aluminum alloy prices edge up $11/mt after Q3 buying
June 06, 2016 -Analysis of key non-ferrous metals markets including aluminum, alumina, nickel, manganese, thermal coal, metallurgical coal and precious metals.
Grains Market Focus: Black Sea wheat prices down on falling futures, improving weather conditions
June 21, 2016 -Black Sea wheat markets were subdued for the second day in a row due to dual impact of falling futures prices and improving weather conditions in Russia.
Global Sugar Markets Focus: Poor weather slows EU sugar demand; Thailand sees second Quota B sugar tender
June 09, 2016 -In-depth analysis of key global sugar markets focusing on Europe, Thailand and Brazil.