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Caustic soda prices move up after falling four consecutive quarters
Platts editors discuss the current uptrend seen in European caustic soda prices amid tightened supply; an EU ruling which forces up to 26% of chlor-alkali plants to move away from mercury production.
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Biomass: Industrial wood pellet market in grip of currency issue
Platts Gareth Carpenter talks on the growing biomass market and how the euro's recent weakness against the US dollar has caused European generators to source their spot wood pellets from local suppliers rather than from the US.
Winter seems distant as shoulder season weighs on US gas markets
Platts and Bentek natural gas team members discuss how US markets, from cash to forwards to futures, have seen price dips lately while production is continuing apace.
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Does the US really need all the oil stashed in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve?
Platts senior editors Herman Wang and Brian Scheid ask if the hundreds of millions of barrels of crude oil stashed away by the US government may indicate a hoarding problem.
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Market sees slowdown of palm methyl ester export in Asia
Esther Ng, Platts biodiesel editor, talks about the demand for PME as crude and gasoil prices fall, Chinese interest in winter-grade PME, and Malaysia's move to scrap the export tax on crude palm oil until December.
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Steady prices seen for China's manganese ore until end-2014
Platts associate editor Clement Kwok on the performance of the manganese ore market; the trend in imports as South Africa leapfrogs Australia as exporter of manganese ore to China; and the market expectations for the rest of the year.
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Chinese steel demand slowdown puts pressure on prices
Platts steel editors analyze the latest outlook for steel use in China issued by the World Steel Association and its impact on prices of iron ore and scrap globally.
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Oil, shipping sectors react to challenges presented by Ebola outbreak
Platts editors discuss the impact on the oil and shipping markets of the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa; and examine the steps taken by the shipping industry to continue loading operations in the region during this time.
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Prospects, challenges as Australia explores new oil discoveries
Platts' oil team discusses Apache's find in northwest Australia; Santos' material gas condensate discovery; and the prospects of other fields in the area.
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