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Oil


February 06, 2017 -The 10 OPEC members obligated to reduce oil output under the landmark agreement signed late last year achieved 91% of their required cuts in January, with their production falling 1.14 million b/d from October levels, according to an S&P Global Platts survey released February 6.

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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 administration of US President Donald Trump. More stories, blog posts, videos and podcasts will be added as our editors and analysts continue to cover the evolving news.

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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.

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Electric Power


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.

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Petrochemicals


February 03, 2017 -Oversupply in the US ethylene market is expected to persist in 2017 while bullish sentiment in the Asian ethylene market will likely ease in the first half.

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January 11, 2017 -This Platts news feature details the 2017 outlook for propylene markets in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Americas.

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November 28, 2016 -This global Platts data feature includes petrochemicals market news and price assessments for aromatics products, focusing on benzene, toluene and xylenes.

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Shipping


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.

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Metals


February 07, 2017 -Analysis of key steel and scrap markets, focusing on scrap, hot-rolled coil, rebar and semi-finished products.

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Agriculture


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.

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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.

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