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How environmental checks in China are affecting steel, metals prices
August 26, 2016 05:19:26 EST (9:00)

China's central government has launched environmental inspections across variousregions, affecting output and prices in both upstream and downstream industries.

Asia steel margins in consolidation as China gets soft landing after April price surge
August 26, 2016 07:33:26 EST (8:21)

Focusing on steel mill margins in Asia and China which have consolidated over the past two months, as prices stabilized at higher levels than prior the spring surge.

Natural Gas

US gas market looks to winter after slack summer storage injections
August 25, 2016 07:32:47 EST (3:02)

Various factors led to consistently below-average US gas storage injections this summer, which promoted a rally in futures prices but leaves questions about the changing seasons.

Rough outage set to increase UK gas import reliance this winter
July 20, 2016 11:30:35 EST (5:58)

The UK's Rough storage facility outage is set to increase UK gas import reliance this winter. What will be the likely impact and how might the shortfall best be managed?


Toluene-to-benzene conversion economics turn positive
August 23, 2016 09:11:08 EST (4:08)
S&P Global Platts Petrochemicals pricing specialist, Thordur Gunnarsson, on the underlying reasons for the changing European toluene-to-benzene landscape and what Q4 holds for both products.

Asia, MidEast leading next wave of refinery-based aromatics expansion
August 23, 2016 04:30:30 EST (3:37)

Developments in US shale production continue to change the global aromatics landscape.

Electric Power

EU bans commodity market abuse but delays over MiFID 2 compliance
August 18, 2016 08:00:00 EST (3:13)

Manipulating commodity markets in the European Union is now a crime. Siobhan Hall explains how EU financial regulations are impacting commodity traders, and what happens next.

France could become more heavily reliant on power imports during winter as of 2017
August 09, 2016 09:00:00 EST (3:20)

Ana-Maria Tolbaru talks on the likely impact on France of it increasing the operating costs for coal generators with the introduction of a new carbon price floor or a coal tax starting in 2017.


Jones Act shippers search for demand in US refined oil product industry
August 16, 2016 09:15:26 EST (2:45)

Sliding demand for Jones Act crude shipping has operators targeting the refined products market, but a glut of products is suppressing appetite for the tankers.

Surging OPEC crude production, talk of a freeze, and the meeting in Algiers
August 11, 2016 09:48:58 EST (3:22)

Herman Wang examines the forces impacting OPEC crude oil supply and how that dynamic could play out when the organization meets on the sidelines of the International Energy Forum in September.


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.

The future of coal: new carbon capture technologies
July 13, 2016 06:52:08 EST (10:27)

Ross McCracken and Gareth Carpenter discuss developments that might radically alter the economics of CCS as an emergent technology.


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.

Speculators help fund sugar market revival
June 16, 2016 14:35:57 EST (4:31)

David Elward looks behind speculators' decision to target sugar, with it having offered significantly higher returns than other commodities, including crude oil and precious metals.


India a bright spot in dark and gloomy dry bulk market
June 21, 2016 07:40:01 EST (3:17)

If China got the dry bulk market out of the doldrums in 2005, is it India’s turn this time around?

Dry bulk tonnage at a crossroads: is it heading down the oversupply path again?
June 20, 2016 16:01:59 EST (7:52)

Our shipping editors explore the latest trends in the dry bulk S&P and ship recycling markets, giving a forward outlook for the global dry bulk fleet.

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