OPEC output at 32.85 mil b/d in Dec, first fall in 7 months: Platts Survey
January 10, 2017 -OPEC oil output slumped 280,000 b/d in December, due to hefty falls in Nigeria and Saudi Arabia, a month before the group's pledge to rein in production, an S&P Global Platts survey of OPEC and oil industry officials and analysts showed Tuesday.
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US Election 2016 and Trump administration: A Platts news and analysis feature
January 16, 2017 -From oil and gas to metals and steel to power, coal and emissions, this is your resource for commodity news and analysis related to the US 2016 presidential election and the Trump administration. More stories, blog posts, videos and podcasts will be added as our editors and analysts continue to cover the evolving news.
African Energy Outlook
September 01, 2016 -Nigeria slips into recession as Q2 oil output slumps; Kenya firms up plan to become first East African oil exporter; Angola shelves plans for new oil refinery; Factbox: Outlook for key Nigerian crude oil grades.
UK Nuclear Analysis: Hinkley Point C
September 19, 2016 -If Hinkley Point C proceeds, it points to a future UK generation mix heavily reliant on fixed-cost generation and provides a bleak outlook for gas-fired operators, CCS and new forms of renewables like tidal power.
2017 global propylene outlook
January 11, 2017 -This Platts news feature details the 2017 outlook for propylene markets in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Americas.
Benzene: SE Asian term discussions indicate higher prices; US participants eye Asian imports
November 28, 2016 -This global Platts data feature includes petrochemicals market news and price assessments for aromatics products, focusing on benzene, toluene and xylenes.
Q4 Dry Bulk Shipping Overview: Capesize freight rates surge for key routes in November
December 23, 2016 -We examine five key routes across the Capesize down to Supramax segments in both the Pacific and Atlantic basins to chart Q42016 for the dry bulk sector.
Global Steel & Scrap Outlook: HRC, HDG spread widening in Europe; Shanxi, Tianjin set 2017 capacity elimination targets
November 23, 2016 -Analysis of key steel and scrap markets, focusing on scrap, hot-rolled coil, rebar and semi-finished products.
Grains Market Focus: Growing premium for higher protein wheat in Australia
November 11, 2016 -We assessed APW higher by $0.50/mt at $203.50/mt FOB WA November 11, below the best selling indication heard at $205/mt and above the highest bid heard at $202/mt.
Global Sugar Markets Focus: Prices ease in deficit areas as new campaign sugar comes to market
October 24, 2016 -As delivered white sugar prices were heard easing off modestly over the week as new-campaign sugar comes to market, there was at least one interesting disparity of note heard in the market.