US gasoline stocks have reached record highs in 2016, while prices have flirted with unprecedented lows. What could happen as the market shifts to summer-grade gasoline?
Platts' Matt Cook and Luciano Battistini elaborate on a suite of new Platts assessments that debuted Feb. 8 to reflect the value of US crude oil and condensates that could be exported.
Bernardo Fallas lists five themes to watch as polymer and petrochemical markets continue changing in the beginning of 2016, from the US to various parts of Latin America.
Platts editors Gustav Holmvik and Ng Baoying explain Platts' reasons behind the changes in paraxylene assessment from January 4, 2016.
Stuart Elliott reports on the likelihood of Russia attempting to mirror in the European gas market the strategy undertaken by Saudi Arabia in the oil market.
Platts managing editor for LNG in Europe, Desmond Wong, explains why market players see European ex-Spain reloads as a viable option to the Iberian peninsula.
After a dramatic CSX contract price plunge, the number of physical trades in the first weeks of 2016 has increased -- but the question remains whether US coal prices will remain low, Jim Levesque says.
Is the worst over for the Newcastle thermal coal market?
Vaseem Karbhari explores the market fundamentals underpinning a rise in Turkish scrap prices and how the health of Asian steel markets could hold the key to how they perform during 2016.
Platts interviews Tom Gibson, president of the American Iron and Steel Institute, on the state of the US steel industry, global trade, steel market trends and the future growth of the industry.
The past year could have been seen as a positive one for the biofuels market. Platts Tim Worledge looks at the bigger picture.
The Nov. 30 announcement of the final Renewable Fuel Standard blending mandates drove up RINs prices while biodiesel and ethanol markets reacted differently.
Dirty tanker freight rates soared to their highest level in years in 2015, bringing back the positive vibe for shipowners. But how sustainable is this strength in prices going forward?
Freight rates have improved this year, but as with any commodity, there's no crystal ball to tell the market for sure if current price trends are sustainable.
Big economies made big promises to cut emissions at the Paris climate summit. Frank Watson analyzes how the commitments could affect energy markets.
With the EU's controversial MiFid II financial rules tentatively due to come into effect in January 2017, what impact might the Directive have on the region's gas and power traders?
Steel market officials, experts share their views on the steel and steel raw materials market's near-term prospects.
Seaborne iron ore prices hit $42.50/dmt CFR North China on November 30, the lowest ever recorded since Platts started assessing it in 2008.
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