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Natural Gas


Natural gas from prolific Permian Basin seeks new demand from LNG, Mexico
Natural gas from prolific Permian Basin seeks new demand from LNG, Mexico
April 25, 2017 12:03:00 EST (4:07)

The Permian Basin is now home to almost 40% of all rigs currently active in the US, but natural gas demand in traditional demand centers is diminishing.


USGC LNG market has potential to become key anchor for prices
USGC LNG market has potential to become key anchor for prices
March 29, 2017 13:12:55 EST (5:01)

Shelley Kerr and Kwhame Gittens evaluate why the US is critical to the development of a liquid global LNG market and how spot pricing and derivative contracts can play into that evolution.


Oil


Market Movers, Apr 24-28: OPEC, non-OPEC cuts appear more likely
Market Movers, Apr 24-28: OPEC, non-OPEC cuts appear more likely
April 24, 2017 10:00:37 EST (2:45)
Here's a quick look at the factors that could move the energy and commodity markets this week.

Asian refiners diversify crude oil supplies to reduce impact of OPEC-related output cuts
Asian refiners diversify crude oil supplies to reduce impact of OPEC-related output cuts
April 11, 2017 06:03:00 EST (3:13)
We examine the spread between medium-heavy sour Dubai crude and light sweet Brent crude, and the surge in Atlantic basin crudes heading to Asia.

Coal


Market for OTC CAPP barge coal dwindles as utility demand declines
Market for OTC CAPP barge coal dwindles as utility demand declines
April 20, 2017 06:03:00 EST (2:53)

The Central Appalachian barge coal market has been shrinking for years, and recently a significant amount of CAPP tonnage has been taken out of production on bankruptcies and mine closures.


China's coal output cuts a mixed blessing for global imports
China's coal output cuts a mixed blessing for global imports
March 09, 2017 12:06:35 EST (3:34)

In this video, we shine a light over why potential Chinese domestic coal production cuts are causing a wider rumpus in international thermal coal markets.


Shipping


2017 may give VLCC tankers a wild ride on oil market volatility
2017 may give VLCC tankers a wild ride on oil market volatility
April 18, 2017 12:07:04 EST (9:34)

As the crude oil industry deals with wild cards like the OPEC deal and the narrowing spread between oil benchmarks, we explore the dynamics in VLCC freight and ton-mile demand, giving an outlook for the rest of 2017.


Tanker freight rates tank on China’s proposed consumption tax
Tanker freight rates tank on China’s proposed consumption tax
April 18, 2017 10:03:00 EST (3:19)
China's plan to impose a consumption tax on mixed aromatics, light cycle oil and bitumen blend has shaken up everyone from the oil industry to the shipping industry.

Petrochemicals


Polymer market expects uptick in Brazil's PE, PP demand in 2017
Polymer market expects uptick in Brazil's PE, PP demand in 2017
April 13, 2017 06:03:00 EST (3:41)

The worst of Brazil's recession appears over, and petrochemical players in Latin America's largest economy seem to share the sentiment as they eye the future, particularly for PE and PP.


Styrene monomer supply disruption alters trade flow between US and Asia
Styrene monomer supply disruption alters trade flow between US and Asia
February 21, 2017 05:02:10 EST (3:47)
Pamela Sumayao examines a rare reverse arbitrage opportunity for traders to bring styrene monomer cargoes from Asia to the United States.

Electric Power


Diesel controls come at critical technological juncture in transport
Diesel controls come at critical technological juncture in transport
April 04, 2017 13:12:55 EST (3:01)

With major cities planning to ban diesel engines by 2025, Ross McCracken looks at how alternative modes of transport are already becoming economically viable in both the developed and developing world.


EU's power market proposals aim to avoid price collapse by 2030
EU's power market proposals aim to avoid price collapse by 2030
March 15, 2017 12:16:42 EST (7:25)

The European Commission's proposed EU power market design is all about integrating increasing shares of low-marginal cost renewables efficiently and avoiding a wholesale price collapse by 2030.


Metals


Post-National People's Congress review: What to look out for in China's energy and commodity markets
Post-National People's Congress review: What to look out for in China's energy and commodity markets
March 27, 2017 12:22:29 EST (2:43)
Sebastian Lewis takes a look at how China's plans, as announced at the recent National People's Congress, could affect energy and commodity markets.

US steelmakers appear poised to benefit from Trump's policies, but opposition exists
US steelmakers appear poised to benefit from Trump's policies, but opposition exists
March 02, 2017 06:02:10 EST (4:19)

American steel producers have had a confidence boost since President Donald Trump was elected, and parts of his address to Congress on Tuesday could bring even more positive sentiment to the US steel market.


Agriculture


US ethanol, biodiesel, DDGS markets feel impact of larger South American harvests
US ethanol, biodiesel, DDGS markets feel impact of larger South American harvests
March 23, 2017 06:23:10 EST (2:34)

Global harvests for both soybeans and corn are expected to reach record levels, and the Americas are already feeling the impact in ethanol, biodiesel and DDGs markets.


North Asia scrambles for corn on US Pacific North West supply disruptions
North Asia scrambles for corn on US Pacific North West supply disruptions
February 28, 2017 10:00:10 EST (3:31)

Samar Niazi examines corn supply disruptions in the US Pacific North West, and how it’s affecting the North Asian market.



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