US polyethylene producers are expected to implement an increase for April contracts, making it the second consecutive monthly increase. But can it last?
What's next for the Asian olefins market after multi-month highs for ethylene, propylene and butadiene prices?
The significance of China's ferrochrome price is often understated in the market, yet when some of the country's stainless steelmakers rolled over purchase prices for April, the world's markets paid attention.
What are market participants in the metallurgical coal industry expecting for the rest of 2016? Edwin Yeo shares his findings from a recent Platts survey.
From crude oil to refined petroleum products, from natural gas to LNG and NGLs, from feedstocks to petrochemical products, US shale is making a huge impact on many sectors.
ICE on Monday launched a new US coal futures contract for the Illinois Basin, which is making up a growing portion of the total US coal market, as Andrew Moore explains.
With wheat traders jostling for position and opinions varied as to how the new grains crop will pan out, Andrei Agapi reflects on overall sentiment within the market.
The new Etihad sugar refinery in Babylon, Iraq, is helping to turn the Middle East and North Africa into more of an agriculture powerhouse, putting pressure on the European Union.
One of the strongest El Nino events on record is contributing to bearish forward power prices and lower spot power prices in the US Pacific Northwest this spring.
EU governments spend billions on aid to their power sectors, but how long will it last and can a new EU market design cut the cost?
Many LNG buyers in Asia are adopting a wait-and-see approach to see how low prices could go before picking up cargoes.
Stuart Elliott reports on the likelihood of Russia attempting to mirror in the European gas market the strategy undertaken by Saudi Arabia in the oil market.
The Atlantic dry bulk Supramax market is in big trouble. The freight rates are bottoming, demand on conventional trade routes is failing and the oversupply of tonnage remains a challenge. What is the outlook for the market in 2016?
Dirty tanker freight rates soared to their highest level in years in 2015, bringing back the positive vibe for shipowners. But how sustainable is this strength in prices going forward?
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