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Platts Market Movers, Jan 16-20: OPEC monthly report, China's planned steel and coal capacity cuts
January 16, 2017 09:00:37 EST (2:30)
Here's a quick look at the factors that could move the energy and commodity markets this week.

European gas outlook for 2017
January 12, 2017 06:27:08 EST (4:29)

Stuart Elliott, senior writer, European gas and LNG, takes a look at the trends to look out for this year, and why the picture for European gas is one of robust supply and good demand.


Can ethanol cure China’s corn indigestion?
December 20, 2016 07:45:37 EST (7:42)
China's corn oversupply has reached problematic levels. Is corn-derived ethanol the solution?

Questions remain over advanced biofuel ouput, D5 RINs after RVO announcement
December 01, 2016 06:58:19 EST (3:26)

RINs prices jumped to three-year highs after the US EPA released its finalized 2017 renewable volume obligations, and many market participants have concerns about the advanced biofuel mandate.


Clean LR2 tankers being lured into the dirty game
January 17, 2017 23:57:08 EST (3:30)

With LR2 tankers bearing the brunt of lower earnings in the shipping industry, shipowners are looking for alternative ways of making money.

Bunker fuel industry gears up for change as Singapore mandates mass flow meters
December 20, 2016 10:58:08 EST (3:45)

Mass flow meters will be mandatory for marine fuel oils in Singapore from January 1, 2017. What does this mean for the industry?


With limited investments, what does the future hold for Latin America's petrochemicals sector?
December 16, 2016 06:30:28 EST (3:05)

Latin America is an exciting space for petrochemicals, but what does the future hold for the region?

North American PE production expected to increase more than 2 million mt in 2017
December 13, 2016 11:27:08 EST (3:11)

The North American polyethylene market is expected to see a turning point in 2017 as investments by petrochemical giants begin to materialize and raise production.

Natural Gas

Platts launches LNG assessment for Middle East
January 13, 2017 06:27:08 EST (3:57)
We look at Platts Middle East Marker (MEM) price assessment which reflects the growing importance of the Middle East as an LNG import destination rather than just exporter of cargoes.

EU commodity traders to get more options to avoid MiFID 2 costs
December 21, 2016 11:27:08 EST (2:54)

Companies trading EU commodities are set to get more options to avoid extra costs linked to the EU’s MiFID 2 financial rules that apply from 2018. We explain how this works and what happens next.


The US HRC Market 2016, raw materials, and the effects of the elections on the steel industry
December 12, 2016 06:58:08 EST (5:55)

We discuss the current trends in the global raw materials market, and discuss the effects the upcoming Trump Presidency may have on the steel industry.

TSI Eye on the Market -- Steel Markets Asia 2016: Poolside discussion
December 05, 2016 07:09:57 EST (5:11)
TSI's Oscar Tarneberg and Jarek Mlodziejewski discuss the status of physical and derivative ferrous markets such as iron ore, coking coal and scrap during Steel Markets Asia 2016 in India.

Electric Power

Key EU panel vote to shape carbon market future
December 13, 2016 06:59:35 EST (2.58)

EU carbon allowance prices may react to a key vote on December 15 by the EU Parliament’s environment committee. At stake are the rules governing the annual decline of the CO2 cap after 2020.

UK leaves power generators in dark over post-2020 carbon taxes
November 29, 2016 09:58:19 EST (3:23)
Anu Ramanathan reports on the UK's decision to hold the Carbon Price Support rate at £18/mt until 2020 in a bid to provide certainty to businesses.


US coal markets take cues from gas, power after record-setting summer
September 20, 2016 08:29:45 EST (3:01)

US coal prices saw significant price boosts this summer after reaching extreme lows in May, and recent movements provide a hint as to market changes for the rest of 2016.

Surge of US Gulf Coast petcoke exports to India dropping off this summer
July 26, 2016 03:01:00 EST (3:29)

US Gulf Coast refiners exported an unprecedented level of petcoke in May, targeting growing demand in India, but tonnage is dropping and could have price effects.

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