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Singapore (Platts)--20 Apr 2018 208 am EDT/608 GMT
Bunker fuel prices in Singapore hit a year-to-date high Thursday on the back of the recent rise in crude prices, even though market sources said spot demand was lukewarm and likely to remain so in the near term.
Singapore (Platts)--19 Apr 2018 1132 pm EDT/332 GMT
Taiwan's state-owned refiner CPC issued an alert Friday morning saying it would be unable to process bunker fuel customs declarations at Taichung port on Friday afternoon because of a company scheduled internet maintenance.
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The Barrel Blog

April 20, 2018
A decade has passed since the 2008 dry bulk freight rates began a long downturn which coincided with the Financial Crisis and culminated with a historic low in January 2016.
April 02, 2018
In about 20 months, the shipping industry is going to start burning a fuel that today they know next to nothing about.
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.
March 07, 2018
Blockchain’s use by the global energy industry in the years ahead is the subject du jour at industry gatherings these days. Annette Hugh elaborates in her latest blog post.
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Infographics

IMO 2020 – Tough new environmental regulations will soon hit the shipping industry
Tough new environmental regulations will soon hit the shipping industry. The IMO 2020 sulfur cap and Ballast Water Treatment rules look set to cause massive disruption, and the continued implementation of worldwide Emission Control Areas (ECA) present fuel buyers and suppliers with new fuel choices, prices, equipment, logistical issues and quality challenges.


Podcasts

Rotterdam overtakes Fujairah as world's second bunker fuel hub
March 28, 2018
- S&P Global Platts editors discuss the changing landscape for bunker fuel demand across the world, and how things may change as emission limits are cut in 2020 in accordance with IMO regulations.
Trump, the Crown Prince and a shifting oil relationship
March 26, 2018
- Matt Reed, vice president of Foreign Reports, talks about the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s trip to the US. How has the relationship between the two nations shifted?
EU, Russian regulators favor blockchain efficiency in energy projects
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.
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