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2017 may give VLCC tankers a wild ride on oil market volatility

2017 may give VLCC tankers a wild ride on oil market volatility

2017-04-18 12:07:04 EST

As the crude oil industry deals with wild cards like the OPEC deal and the narrowing spread between oil benchmarks, we explore the dynamics in VLCC freight and ton-mile demand, giving an outlook for the rest of 2017.


News Headlines

Singapore (Platts)--27 Apr 2017 337 am EDT/737 GMT
The first cargo of US Bakken crude is heading to Asia, adding to the widening list of western crude moving eastward amid the narrowing spread between low sulfur crude in the West against high sulfur crude in the East.
Washington (Platts)--26 Apr 2017 558 pm EDT/2158 GMT
The Trump administration Wednesday proposed an overhaul of the US tax code without the controversial border-adjustment provision that could have upended US energy and commodity trade flows and distorted the Brent/WTI spread.
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Podcasts

April 17, 2017
How much of an impact are President Donald Trump's policies having on day-to-day trading within oil markets? And what about future regulations?
April 13, 2017
Our editors shed light on the diversification of Iranian crude oil export destinations, as the country faces elections on May 19 and bids to lure in global expertise through a new contract model.
April 11, 2017
Unica, Brazil's sugar industry group, is seeking the reinstatement of an ethanol import tariff, citing greenhouse gas emissions from other producers and surging ethanol imports — especially from the US.
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Feature: The Trump Administration

February 28, 2017
In an address to a joint session of Congress February 28, President Donald Trump did not utter the word energy, or delve deeply into energy policy debates. But Trump touched on areas of interest to the sector.
Trump gives overview of policy, but no specifics on energy goals
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Factbox: In speech to Congress, Trump targets energy regulations
Factbox: In speech to Congress, Trump targets energy regulations
In a speech to a joint session of Congress February 28, President Donald Trump offered broad insight into his policy goals and reaffirmed his administration's push to rollback federal regulations.



The Barrel Blog

April 26, 2017
In his latest blog post, Ross McCracken, managing editor, Energy Economist asks: How low can the costs of US shale oil production go?
April 24, 2017
On January 18, the US Customs and Border Protection released a 30-page general notice which could eliminate exemptions to the Jones Act. What chance the new administration will push forward a change opposed by API?
April 21, 2017
In part two of a series on why oil prices have failed to rally despite OPEC's best efforts at managing supply cuts, we ask -- why is the market so bullish?
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Asia Pacific and Middle East Refined Oil Products methodology

Published March 2016

The Asia Pacific and Middle East Refined Oil Products Guide contains the primary specifications and methodologies for Platts Asia Products assessments.


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