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February 24, 2017
Uncertainty surrounding efforts to harden the US border could cut into business travel demand this year at a time when jet fuel demand is already weak.
February 23, 2017
When Bob Dinneen, CEO and president of the RFA, stepped up to address the National Ethanol Conference this week, the house was packed.
February 20, 2017
Mexico’s plans to develop its shale oil resources have finally taken a step forward following years of largely fruitless efforts by the state owned company Pemex.
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Washington (Platts)--24 Feb 2017 439 pm EST/2139 GMT
US President Donald Trump Friday said his administration was preparing efforts to expand US oil, natural gas and coal production.
London (Platts)--24 Feb 2017 900 am EST/1400 GMT
UK oil production rose for a second year in a row in 2016, increasing by 5% to 1.01 million b/d of oil equivalent, according to figures released Thursday, encouraging those who argue the North Sea industry still has life in it yet. For the full year, UK crude output increased by 3.2% to 914,000 b/d, while output of natural gas liquids rose 30% to 99,000 b/d, the government's department for business, energy and industrial strategy said. "Following strong production in 2015, crude oil production from the North Sea has been steady from fields that feed into the Flotta and Forties terminals," the department said.
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Feature: The Trump Administration

January 27, 2017
Congressional Republicans hoping to overhaul US corporate taxes are depending on oil imports to generate nearly a third of the proposal's $1 trillion in revenue expected over 10 years, making it a challenge for any industry efforts to carve out an exemption for crude or oil products.
US oil imports remain key to Republicans' $1 trillion border tax plan
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Fact Box: Trump signs orders on Keystone XL, Dakota Access pipelines
Fact Box: Trump signs orders on Keystone XL, Dakota Access pipelines
US President Donald Trump on January 24 signed executive actions aimed at advancing the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines.



Podcasts

Permian production, US crude exports have midstream companies battling for barrels
February 21, 2017
- The Texas Gulf Coast is gearing up to handle more US oil production and a potential rise in US crude exports, but pipeline capacity already outstrips the area's refining capacity.
What the FERC? How a lack of quorum could affect US oil and natural gas
February 13, 2017
- The US FERC lost its quorum on February 3 and slipped into regulatory chaos. What does it mean for pipeline permitting and oil shipping rates and what does it say about partisanship in Washington?
The big oil issues for 2017
February 09, 2017
- Ahead of the Platts London Oil & Energy Forum on February 20, our editors discuss matters such as OPEC’s output cut, West Africa’s clampdown on sulfur, and the new US president.
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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.


Asia Pacific and Middle East Refined Oil Products methodology



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