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Feature -- Iran Sanctions: Global Energy Implications

May 08, 2018
US President Donald Trump's plan to leave the Iran nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions could have major impacts for global oil, natural gas, metals and petrochemical markets.
Factbox: Energy, metals impact of Trump's decision to reimpose Iran sanctions
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Analysis: An Iranian exodus could open more doors for US crudes in Europe
Analysis: An Iranian exodus could open more doors for US crudes in Europe
The potential reduction of Iranian crude into the European market as result of renewed sanctions will likely benefit US crude exporters, which have enjoyed an increasingly large share of that market, an S&P Global Platts analysis showed May 8.

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Washington (Platts)--25 May 2018 310 pm EDT/1910 GMT
A natural gas bottleneck in the Permian Basin could force oil producers to shut wells or seek waivers to flare large amounts of natural gas if takeaway capacity does not catch up by the end of this year.
London (Platts)--25 May 2018 924 am EDT/1324 GMT
Poland's PGNiG believes sanctions represent the "only solution" to block the planned 55 Bcm/year Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany, a senior company official said Friday, as the project becomes increasingly politicized.
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May 04, 2018
SABIC's Abdulrahman S. Al-Fageeh talks about company updates and how operations might be affected by the US-China trade tension, and the changes in China's policies.
April 16, 2018
EIA analysts Jeff Barron and Mason Hamilton talk about what's happening in New Mexico, why US crude is getting lighter, and what it all means for US refining and exports. Second of two parts.
April 13, 2018
Coal is on its way out of the UK power generation mix, yet has remained as a fall-back option on days of peak demand such as when the National Grid warned of a natural gas deficit on March 1.
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The Barrel Blog

May 02, 2018
Russia’s Gazprom continues to supply high volumes of natural gas to the EU despite long-running disputes over pipelines, competition and Ukraine, the latest S&P Global Platts guide to EU-Russian natural gas relations shows.
April 18, 2018
What’s the similarity between a peace pipe and a gas pipeline? Both are out of place in Pyongyang, says Eric Yep.
April 11, 2018
With President Donald Trump imposing tariffs on aluminum and steel imports last month, his taking a tougher stand on trade overall, and the US general economy growing at a healthy clip, several key commodity prices were considerably stronger on average through the end of March, compared with on January 19, 2017, the day before his inauguration.
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Published December 2017

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