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Managing bunker price exposure in the container market

Managing bunker price exposure in the container market

2018-05-25 16:37:52 EST

The rising cost of marine fuels and the IMO 2020 global sulfur cap are likely to keep bunker fuel prices volatile. S&P Global Platts has launched new bunker charge assessments, on a $/FEU basis, to help bring transparency to the cost of transporting containers.

Feature -- St Petersburg Economic Forum: Roundup

May 25, 2018
The CEO of Russia's top oil producer Rosneft, Igor Sechin, Friday warned that oil prices could hit new records in the near future due to the sanctions that the US is implementing against some hydrocarbons producing countries.
New oil price records likely soon on US sanctions policy: Rosneft CEO Sechin
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Factbox: OPEC strategy reversal hits energy resources
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Global oil prices fell by up to 3% Friday after Saudi Arabia said it is working on a plan with allies to boost oil supplies in H2 2018. OPEC and its partners led by Russia had been expected to maintain their strategy of 1.8 million b/d of cuts until the end of the year. However, the group has faced mounting criticism from major consuming nations over failing to dampen prices climbing above $80/b.

The Barrel Blog

May 25, 2018
Ever since Canada’s Liberal government came to power in late 2015, the 525,000 b/d Northern Gateway and the 1.1 million b/d Energy East pipeline projects fell off the radar, while a final investment decision remains due on the 870,000 b/d Keystone XL pipeline, which received a fresh lease of life after US President Donald Trump resurrected it last year.
May 24, 2018
Since January S&P Global Platts quality differentials for the gangue elements such as alumina, silica and phosphorous have evolved to reflect changing market fundamentals.
May 21, 2018
As global crude oil has hit the $80/b mark, the industry is now wondering if there is a magic price that would jump-start the offshore sector which is lagging an otherwise steadily recovering oil patch.
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Washington (Platts)--25 May 2018 512 pm EDT/2112 GMT
Federal regulators have rejected a request by Public Service Company of Colorado to limit developers' options to put their interconnection requests on hold, raising concerns the plan would hurt developers' ability to plan for permitting and other delays.
Anchorage (Platts)--25 May 2018 510 pm EDT/2110 GMT
Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd and First Quantum Minerals Ltd announced Friday they have terminated an agreement under which the latter would have become a partner in the former's Pebble copper/gold project in Alaska.
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What's in store for global polyethylene and polypropylene out to 2027?
Worldwide polyethylene capacity is seen to grow from 108.3 million mt in 2016 to 150 million mt by 2027, with around 10 million mt of speculative capacity included into our forecasts post 2024. Platts Analytics expects production to grow from 93 million mt in 2016 to 133.6 million mt by 2027.


Uncertainty abounds in global steel markets
May 25, 2018
- Tariffs continue to dominate the steel markets with US prices at multi-year highs and international traders finding it increasingly difficult to do business in Europe.
Oil piracy, sanctions busting and petroleum’s black market
May 21, 2018
- Ian Ralby, founder and CEO of I.R. Consilium, and David Soud, head of research and analysis at I.R. Consilium, discuss the state of illegal maritime trade of crude and refined products.
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