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China ADC12 aluminum alloy demand rides on anticipated healthy vehicle output, sales
October 20, 2016 05:00:00 EST (3:12)
The price of domestic ADC12 aluminum alloy in China is on a steady rise on the back of a healthy demand from the automotive industry.

What's driving the sudden spurt in India's steel demand?
October 11, 2016 02:00:00 EST (3:36)
The Indian Steel Association forecasts India's steel consumption to hit 86 million mt in the current fiscal year, 5.3% higher than its demand last year.


Regulation dictating rebalancing in dry bulk market
October 20, 2016 03:45:47 EST (6:18)
Healthy demand has been giving the dry bulk sector a boost, but stringent regulations are the ones supporting market sentiment.

Dry spell coming off for dry bulk markets
September 09, 2016 07:30:47 EST (10:14)
There are visible signs of stability returning to the dry bulk segment, according to market observers.


US presidential candidates focus on a few energy issues, keep mum on many
October 18, 2016 06:42:13 EST (2:36)

The US presidential election is fast approaching, and the energy industry worldwide is especially interested in how a new president could affect future regulations.

Japan's oil products, LNG pricing at crossroads
October 04, 2016 10:00:00 EST (3:55)
Japan’s oil refining sector is facing the what is possibly its biggest reorganization in the last decade, and the LNG spot market is poised to experience even greater commoditization and liquidity.

Electric Power

European power prices rally on reactor outages, coal gains
October 13, 2016 10:42:13 EST (3:21)
Increased cross-border demand from France is putting Germany on track to become Europe's biggest exporter of electricity this year with Germany's installed wind capacity approaching 50 GW this winter.

Electric vehicles, renewables to re-order global energy supply chains
September 13, 2016 07:30:28 EST (4:24)

Ross McCracken explains how the electrification of transport based on renewables could short-circuit the insecurity over global energy supply chains through the localization of energy production and consumption.


One year to EU sugar quota abolition - are you ready?
October 06, 2016 08:53:07 EST (3:44)
With less than one year to go until the EU ushers in a new era for the sugar industry, David Elward considers the implications of the change on production, exports and world pricing dynamics.

More US ethanol exports could head to Korea in shuffling of supply, demand
July 21, 2016 04:01:00 EST (3:33)

The US is poised to send more ethanol to Korea, which has traditionally imported Grade B product mostly from Brazil.

Natural Gas

European winter gas outlook bearish with regional price spike risks
September 29, 2016 08:07:53 EST (4:10)
Europe's winter natural gas price outlook looks bearish, but regional markets such as the UK and Ukraine remain vulnerable to price spikes, as S&P Global Platts' Lucie Roux reports.

Northeast US gas pipeline plans will enable more production, impact markets further afield
September 24, 2016 08:30:45 EST (3:25)

The Northeast US is set to undergo radical changes with natural gas infrastructure, but many pipeline development projects are at risk of delay.


How is the US shale boom panning out on global markets?
September 23, 2016 11:09:28 EST (6:14)

Analyzing the latest developments in US ethane exports and related current and future crude, naphtha and NGLs pricing trends and impact on cracker margins in Europe.

Polymer imports continue playing important role for Mexico's market
September 08, 2016 08:51:39 EST (2:58)

Although the third polyethylene plant at Braskem-Idesa's petrochemical complex came online in June, US exports of polyethylene to Mexico have increased for five consecutive months.


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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