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April 2017

EU antitrust case makes Russia's Gazprom shift on oil-indexed prices

April 10, 2017 (8:23)

Our editors discuss Gazprom's changing strategy for European natural gas sales, the next steps in the EU's antitrust case, and what the European gas market will look like in eight years' time.

March 2017

China aims for bluer skies ahead, but at what cost to commodity demand?

March 23, 2017 (7:42)

Prime Minister Li Keqiang wants to make China's skies blue again. But what does this mean for the country's production and consumption of commodities?

February 2017

Record Russian natural gas flows via Nord Stream 1 fall after OPAL injunction

February 15, 2017 (7:46)

Our natural gas experts discuss the impact of demand, Russian route choices and lawyers on the European gas market this winter, and what to look out for next.

December 2016

Proposed EU ban on coal in power capacity schemes to have little impact in NWE

December 09, 2016 (7:44)

S&P Global Platts editors on how coal plant capacity in NWE is set to fall at least 30% to under 54 GW by 2025, and who benefits most from capacity mechanisms.

November 2016

What will Trump's presidency mean for Asia?

November 30, 2016 (7:43)

Our editors' take on how US President-elect Donald Trump's potential policy changes could affect Asia.

October 2016

Global aviation emissions accord to push fuel efficiency, not cuts

October 11, 2016 (6:16)

Assessing the ICAO's global aviation emissions agreement and how it is likely to reinforce airlines' commitment to improving their fuel efficiency.

September 2016

China's supply-side reforms give steel, coal sectors a boost

September 30, 2016 (5:01)

S&P Global Platts' Sebastian Lewis and Keith Tan discuss China's supply side reforms and what this means for steel and coal industries.

August 2016

EU gears up to drive oil out of transport

August 02, 2016 (9:47)

With the EU looking to cut its transport emissions and high oil import dependency, we discuss whether biofuels or renewable electricity could really displace oil on a large scale.

July 2016

South China Sea ruling keeps oil, commodities trade on tenterhooks

July 22, 2016 (4:41)

Platts editors look at the possible impact of this recent ruling on commodities, energy and shipping markets.

June 2016

Why are UK power prices higher than the rest of Europe?

June 21, 2016 (6:37)

As the UK votes on whether to leave the EU, we ask if UK or EU policies are more important for UK power prices.

May 2016

Will China's commodity exchanges be able to create international commodity benchmarks?

May 16, 2016 (7:38)

China's commodity exchanges such as the Dalian Commodity Exchange and the Shanghai Futures Exchange may be closed to international participants, but their influence on global markets is undeniable.

April 2016

The EU's nuclear option: white elephant or essential low carbon generation?

April 15, 2016 (6:04)

With far-reaching changes in the EU power market design looming, and European baseload power prices heading for new lows, does nuclear have a long-term future in the EU's energy mix?

March 2016

What does China's 'painful adjustment' mean to commodities?

March 16, 2016 (9:10)

Platts editors and S&P's chief economist examine China's latest five-year plan and its potential impact on the economic giant's growth before zooming in on commodity markets.

February 2016

LNG to the rescue - but does the EU need saving?

February 19, 2016 (6:37)

Platts editors discuss the European Commission's new EU gas supply security package in the light of flat gas demand, well supplied markets and continued tense relations with Russia.

January 2016

New policies could spell oil demand slowdown in India and China

January 22, 2016 (8:55)

India and China are putting in place new policies to control pollution, particularly in their major cities.

December 2015

EU bets on new US LNG imports to take on Russia's gas dominance

December 16, 2015 (7:27)

Europe is facing a new conflict: Platts editors discuss a potential gas price war between US LNG and Russian pipeline gas.

November 2015

Momentum building up for upstream policy reform in India

November 27, 2015 (7:43)

Years of debate on whether India should stick to a cost-recovery model or not for its upstream industry may soon come to an end.

October 2015

New EU derivatives market legislation to add billions to commodity traders' costs

October 21, 2015 (7:39)

Much to the dismay of companies across the oil, power, gas, and agriculture sectors, the EU's new Markets in Financial Instruments legislation (MiFID II) is a policy that could add billions to cost of trading commodities.

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