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Bulls flee N. American gas market as temperatures moderate
The bulls are fleeing the North American natural gas market with moderate August weather in the forecasts and predictions of five more weeks of above-average storage injections.
Prices pressured upward for US ethylene, downstream markets
US spot ethylene assessments rose to their highest levels in more than a year earlier in the week, and the tightness in the polyethylene export market hearkens back to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
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West African overhang brings down European crude market amidst poor margins
Platts editors discuss the biggest slide in Brent crude prices this year, including the impact of Chinese de-stocking on West African exports and the fragile recovery in European refining margins.
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Corn and wheat production up globally
Platts agriculture editors discuss the global production increase in the grains market, specifically wheat in the Black Sea region and corn in the US, mainly due to favorable weather conditions.
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Asian coking coal, iron ore market update
Platts' Asia steel team discusses the implications for steelmakers' procurement behavior of low spot prices for coking coal and iron ore, and gives an overview of recent market conditions in the region.
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New report on Macondo disaster; liberalizing crude export policy; train car safety standards; OPEC sneak peak
Platts oil editors discuss conditions that lead up to the Macondo disaster, a new study on condensate and crude exports, a US Department of Transportation proposal for tank car safety standards, and a sneak peak into next week's OPEC meeting.
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Molybdenum oxide prices hit 21 month high at $13/lb
Platts' European metals editors analyze the molybdenum oxide market and price movements seen for it recently, with prices climbing to 2012 highs.
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