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Coal


Speculation over potential Beijing tax on imported thermal coal cuts CCI 8 rally
August 22, 2014 05:10:00 EST (4:25 mins)
Authorities in Beijing may be planning a 3% tariff on imported thermal coal. James O'Connell, editorial director for coal, looks at how this market speculation is affecting CCI prices; India's interest on Australian coal; and the latest on CIF ARA physical coal prices in Europe.

Aggressive Chinese bidding saps CFR China thermal coal prices; CIF ARA prices slump under pressure
June 12, 2014 09:45:00 EST (5:03 mins)
James O'Connell assesses CIF ARA coal swaps, examines how benchmark Newcastle thermal coal inched closer to $70/mt and analyzes CCI 1 and CCI 8 with Chinese buyers getting more aggressive when it comes down to price negotiations.

Metals


Metals and petrochemicals lead the way for changes in automotive input costs
August 21, 2014 10:30:00 EST (16:01 mins)
After years of recession, the increasingly globalised automotive industry is expanding into fertile new markets. Tim Worledge, Emanuele Norsa and Miguel Cambeiroanalyse the challenges car makers face to build more efficient, lower emission emitting vehicles; the impact of lower steel prices and the development of speciality steels on car manufacturing; and how the narrowing price spread between natural rubber and butadiene prices has been a boon for tire makers.

Summer lull sets in for most steel markets as raw material prices creep up
July 31, 2014 11:30:00 EST (5:38 mins)
Mark Wiggett, editor for Platts Global Market Outlook, discusses iron ore prices moving above US$ 90/dmt by mid-July; US flats prices dropping during June and subsequently rising again in the first half of July; and longs prices having dropped in Europe and fallen sharply in Asia.

Petrochemicals


Metals and petrochemicals lead the way for changes in automotive input costs
August 21, 2014 10:30:00 EST (16:01 mins)
After years of recession, the increasingly globalised automotive industry is expanding into fertile new markets. Tim Worledge, Emanuele Norsa and Miguel Cambeiroanalyse the challenges car makers face to build more efficient, lower emission emitting vehicles; the impact of lower steel prices and the development of speciality steels on car manufacturing; and how the narrowing price spread between natural rubber and butadiene prices has been a boon for tire makers.

Methanol analysis: growing production capacity could impact trade flows and price trends
August 06, 2014 5:00:00 EST (11:34 mins)
In this video Prema Viswanathan, Bao Ying Ng, and Max Yong, discuss the potential impact of Iranian capacity coming back on stream in the next two years; how additional supply from China's methanol projects could affect the gap between methanol prices in China and India; and the impact of US shale on methanol.

Natural Gas


How evolving trade flows are affecting LNG prices in North, West Asia
August 13, 2014 05:35:00 EST (4:47 mins)
The price difference between spot LNG cargoes delivered to North Asia and West India has fallen to a record low. Max Gostelow, Asia LNG associate editor, discusses evolving trade flows in Asia, an oversupply in the region and the spread in the Indian market.

Gas price fall in the UK pulls power market down along for the ride
August 12, 2014 09:30:00 EST (6:56 mins)
In this video Henry Edwardes-Evans, associate director for European power, analyzes the average gas price for UK day ahead in July; the huge hike in gas use for power generation which reversed a 7-month downward trend; and supply and demand fundamentals for the power sector.

Agriculture


Hitting the blend wall: Biofuels growth stalled by EU and US policy shifts
July 16, 2014 15:00:00 EST (14:58 mins)
In this video Tim Worledge, Guilherme Kfouri and Sean Bartlett discuss the challenging legislative environment faced by the global biofuels industry; how the US Renewable Fuel Standard revision of targets for biofuels has been a major blow to agricultural development; as well as the blending margins and rates for biodiesel and ethanol.

Part 1 - Winds of change: Biofuels headed for revival in Asia?
December 10, 2013 05:00:00 EST (10:54 mins)
Platts Asia agriculture team discusses recent moves toward biodiesel in Malaysia and Indonesia, as well as the ethanol revival in India and its nexus with sugar.

Electric Power


Gas price fall in the UK pulls power market down along for the ride
August 12, 2014 09:30:00 EST (6:56 mins)
In this video Henry Edwardes-Evans, associate director for European power, analyzes the average gas price for UK day ahead in July; the huge hike in gas use for power generation which reversed a 7-month downward trend; and supply and demand fundamentals for the power sector.

Historically low demand keeps tight lid on UK power and gas prices
July 10, 2014 09:00:00 EST (7:45 mins)
In this video Henry Edwardes-Evans, associate director for European power, takes a close look at gas and power market dynamics in the UK; the steady downward trend in gas prices across the year as a consequence of a fall in end-user demand; as well as the outlook for power and gas prices, and demand, in July.

Oil


Cap-and-trade and carbon reduction updates coming soon to California
July 18, 2014 16:00:00 EST (17:52 mins)
On January 1, 2015, the cap-and-trade system goes into effect for all transportation fuels in California. Another carbon reduction plan in the state continues its gradual push toward lowering the carbon intensity of the state's transportation fuels by 10% by 2020. John Kingston, director of news, and Beth Evans, associate editorial director, Americas oil news, discuss the California low carbon fuel standard and the cap-and-trade system.

North American crude oil shipped by rail enables expansion, but also raises issues
June 11, 2014 16:00:00 EST (13:41 mins)
As crude production has outstripped the ability of pipelines to deliver oil, crude by rail is becoming more popular. But with more attention comes pressure to tighten safety regulations on rail cars. Herman Wang, senior editor, discusses the situation with John Kingston, director of news.

Shipping


Global oil shippers adrift on troubled seas
June 19, 2012 13:00:00 EST (13:27 mins)
Though posterity may declare recent years a "boom time" for the oil industry, shipping is one sector where this statement would largely not apply. In this videoRichard Swann and Simon Thorne and Ellie Weir discuss how oil shippers across the globe are coping with falling demand & a huge over-supply of vessels, & changing trading flows.






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