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Natural Gas


Middle East starts to emerge as new LNG demand center
July 07, 2015 00:10:48 EST (6:05)

Platts LNG associate editor Luke Stobbart looks at the Middle East's potential to absorb the excess LNG supply.


India attracts spot LNG cargoes as demand from Northeast Asian buyers slumps
May 13, 2015 05:00:00 EST (6:02 mins)
LNG sellers have been forced to look for alternative markets for spot cargoes, and the focus is shifting outside traditional Asian markets, says Platts editor Stephanie Wilson.

Coal


US coal production under fire as demand for power gen drops
June 30, 2015 12:30:23 EST (7:22)

Andrew Moore and Jeff McDonald of Coal Trader explain how existing and upcoming federal regulations and low-price natural gas are pressuring the US coal industry.


Asian thermal coal markets remain under pressure due to oversupply, low prices
May 8, 2015 03:00:00 EST (4:16 mins)
James O'Connell and Deepak Kannan explain current trends in the Asian market including the thermal coal oversupply and the drop in Chinese imports.

Metals


Few positive signs for steel and iron ore at mid-year point
June 12, 2015 07:00:48 EST (5:13)

Platts editor Paul Bartholomew talks about the steel market's weakness as it continues to weigh on both iron ore demand and prices.


Support seen for nickel as deficit looms, but demand poses uncertainty
June 18, 2015 02:00:48 EST (6:47)

Platts editors Yuen Cheng Mok and Vivian Teo share market expectations on nickel prices, the signs pointing to a deficit in the market, and the challenges that could pose demand-side risks.


Shipping


The hour of the wolf for dry bulk Panamaxes
June 18, 2015 12:48:56 EST (16:48)

Platts editors focus on the Atlantic Panamax market, examining the factors driving price levels for the workhorses of the dry bulk shipping market and whose key cargoes are coal and grains.


Global oil shippers adrift on troubled seas
June 19, 2012 13:00:00 EST (13:27 mins)
Though posterity may declare recent years a "boom time" for the oil industry, shipping is one sector where this statement would largely not apply. In this videoRichard Swann and Simon Thorne and Ellie Weir discuss how oil shippers across the globe are coping with falling demand & a huge over-supply of vessels, & changing trading flows.

Electric Power


Financial or non-financial? Why EU financial rules matter for energy companies
June 12, 2015 12:30:23 EST (7:22)

Platts Siobhan Hall on how energy companies will be affected by EU financial rules intended to tackle the kind of bad behavior in banks that led to the global financial crash.


A lesson for Europe: the remarkable rise of German renewable energy
June 02, 2015 11:07:48 EST (12:09)

Platts editors assess the key fundamentals driving the decline in German power prices, including the impact of the astonishing growth in German renewables. They look at wind and solar's effect on conventional plant run times, and the steep challenges facing the lignite coal sector.


Petrochemicals


How will the Asian olefins market fare in H2 2015?
June 12, 2015 07:00:48 EST (9:19)

Platts editors Prema Viswanathan, Fumiko Dobashi, and Yi-Jeng Huang discuss Asian prices and margins for ethylene and propylene, as well as market expectations for the second half of 2015.


Prices dip in global benzene markets as supplies grow, crude weakens
February 11, 2015 16:48:00 EST (16:41 mins)
Tim Worledge talks with Maria Tsay, John Calton and Paul Waine about how Europe is stuck between the American bulls and Asian bears, the trans-Atlantic supply glut contributing to price drops, and how companies are attempting to mitigate the financial risks of the currently oversupplied markets.

Natural Gas


India attracts spot LNG cargoes as demand from Northeast Asian buyers slumps
May 13, 2015 05:00:00 EST (6:02 mins)
LNG sellers have been forced to look for alternative markets for spot cargoes, and the focus is shifting outside traditional Asian markets, says Platts editor Stephanie Wilson.

Dutch government's Groningen gas field policy and its market impact
April 27, 2015 11:30:00 EST (6:58 mins)
In this video, Platts Reginald Ajuonuma examines more stringent Dutch 2015 quotas that have reduced Groningen natural gas production, and storage withdrawals which have ramped up to meet the shortfall.

Oil


Known unknowns: The potential repercussions of Iran's return to world oil markets
May 5, 2015 10:48:00 EST (14:43 mins)
With OPEC's June 5th meeting fast approaching, and discussions ongoing as to the lifting of sanctions on Iran, Beth Evans, Margaret McQuaile,Stuart Elliott, and Herman Wang analyse how the flow of Iranian crude could alter global supply-demand dynamics, and assess the possible affect on prices.

The challenging economics of oil production in a low price environment
February 2, 2015 10:25:00 EST (17:46 mins)
With oil prices hovering around the $50 a barrel mark, Dave Ernsberger, and Ross McCracken analyse the effect on oil companies capital expenditure and operational costs; discuss when cut-backs might effect global supply; and question whether the shorter production cycles of shale players leaves them best placed to capitalize when markets rebound.

Agriculture


US ethanol industry uneasily starts 2015 awaiting Renewable Fuel Standard
February 17, 2015 12:00:00 EST (11:22 mins)
Jordan Godwin and Tim Worledge look at how the US ethanol industry has seen prices plummet, stockpiles soar, export opportunities open, and still no blending obligation decision from the US EPA.

Sugar market beset by high stocks, low prices, and over-supply – but are sweeter times ahead?
October 16, 2014 15:00:00 EST (15:44 mins)
Tim Worledge, Claudiu Covrig and Maria Nunez assess the fundamental factors moving sugar prices in key markets such as Brazil and Thailand; the impact of macro-economics, weather patterns, increasing global competition and subsidies in India; and how the sugar / ethanol production balance could prove to be crucial for the long term outlook of both markets.

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