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Oil


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.

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Natural Gas


February 02, 2016 - This feature, updated monthly, assesses the changing dynamics in the global natural gas industry. This month, wind blows ill for gas in Texas, Ukraine and Russia widen their gas disputes, and Australia's North West Shelf completes its project.

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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.

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Electric Power


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.

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Coal


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.

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Petrochemicals


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.

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Metals


February 02, 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.

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Agriculture


February 05, 2016 - In-depth analysis of key global sugar markets focusing on Europe, Thailand and Brazil.

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