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Blockchain, Brexit loom for EU commodity traders after smooth MiFID 2 start

Blockchain, Brexit loom for EU commodity traders after smooth MiFID 2 start

2018-03-22 12:54:41 EST

The EU's MiFID 2 trading rules have started smoothly with EU commodity traders' compliance good so far. But while traders and regulators adapt to the new world of yearly exemptions and adjustable position limits, new challenges are looming.

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Houston (Platts)--23 Mar 2018 318 pm EDT/1918 GMT
TransCanada said Friday its NOVA Gas Transmission reached a negotiated settlement with shippers that fixes operating, maintenance and administration costs at a total of $455 million for this year and 2019, creating certainty over rates at a time when the pipeline operator is expanding the system.
Houston (Platts)--23 Mar 2018 133 pm EDT/1733 GMT
The NYMEX April natural gas futures contract dipped 1.5 cents, trading at $2.602/MMBtu as of 12:48 pm EDT (1648 GMT) Friday, as waning demand and robust output combine to embed a bearish factor in the market.
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Feature -- 2018 Oil & Gas Outlook: Asia

January 24, 2018
After a winter of record high LNG prices, the Asian markets are bracing again for another year of structural oversupply, as the strength of China and emerging Asian markets seems insufficient to bridge the gap between growing global supplies and declining consumption among legacy Asian buyers.
Asia LNG faces headwinds on rising global supply, falling legacy consumption
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South Korea’s LNG demand unlikely to rebound in 2018
South Korea’s LNG demand unlikely to rebound in 2018
South Korea's LNG demand is unlikely to rebound in 2018 because the new government has softened its stance against the country's heavy reliance on coal and nuclear for electric power generation.


March 20, 2018
S&P Global Platts editors look at some of the pilot energy blockchain projects popping up in Europe and Russia, including for oil production logistics and wholesale gas and power trading, and how regulators are reacting.
February 23, 2018
S&P Global Platts oil news team discusses the oil and gas industry's search to redefine itself amid weak prices, rising US shale output, and growing environmental challenges.
February 12, 2018
US oil output is already shattering records and, fueled by dramatic growth in the Permian, is expected to exceed 11 million b/d by late this year.
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The Barrel Blog

March 09, 2018
Relations between Russia and Ukraine in the gas sector have been infamously strained for more than a decade. The critical question is: what is likely to happen next?
March 08, 2018
Emissions, agility and autonomous vehicles were the focus of General Motors CEO Mary Barra’s luncheon address to energy industry executives, March 7, at CERAWeek by IHS Markit.
March 07, 2018
From the legendary Pittsburgh steelworker to the things he may own -- blue jeans, bourbon and Harley-Davidson motorcycles -- President Donald Trump’s trade policy and the reaction to it have been both ironic and iconic.
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Published December 2017

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