Platts editors examine the state of the dry bulk market as bunker fuel prices see a phenomenal drop.
Platts editors focus on the Atlantic Panamax market, examining the factors driving price levels for the workhorses of the dry bulk shipping market and whose key cargoes are coal and grains.
Asian thermal coal prices have been on a downtrend since the start of 2015, mainly due to oversupply and weak demand. Factors dragging down prices keep piling up.
Platts editors discuss some of the more innovative methods some coal producers are using to manage ever challenging market conditions, focusing on underground coal gasification (UCG).
Costs are coming down for offshore wind technology, but, as Henry Edwardes-Evans and Anuradha Ramanathan discuss in this video, the window of opportunity is shrinking because subsidies are finite and development is restricted.
Platts Siobhan Hall on how energy companies will be affected by EU financial rules intended to tackle the kind of bad behavior in banks that led to the global financial crash.
North America started the summer with natural gas inventories below 5-year average levels, but production is growing, particularly in the Northeast.
Platts pricing analyst Max Gostelow joins Asia LNG managing editor Stephanie Wilson to look at how additional LNG demand could affect markets this winter, despite low volatility during the first half of the year.
The abundance of domestic ethane in the US means ethylene is cheap and abundant and production margins are slim, but opportunities to export to higher-priced markets are limited.
Platts editors Prema Viswanathan, Fumiko Dobashi, and Yi-Jeng Huang discuss Asian prices and margins for ethylene and propylene, as well as market expectations for the second half of 2015.
As Iran looks to a post-sanctions world in which it is once again free to sell its crude,Platts editors ask whether, in the face ofup to 3 millionb/d of oil oversupply, they'll be a place for Iranian product.
Platts editors discuss how Africa's oil industry is reacting to lowercrude prices and the region's search for new buyers after losing a big customer amid the rise of US shale oil production.
Uncertainties hound the Chinese steel market in the second half of 2015 as issues like oversupply and weak end-user steel consumption linger.
Platts editor Paul Bartholomew talks about the steel market's weakness as it continues to weigh on both iron ore demand and prices.
Platts editors assess the key fundamentals driving the decline in German power prices, including the impact of the astonishing growth in German renewables. They look at wind and solar's effect on conventional plant run times, and the steep challenges facing the lignite coal sector.
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