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Market Movers Europe, Feb 19-23: Oil industry descends on London for IP Week; gas, power traders watch for cold snap
Market Movers Europe, Feb 19-23: Oil industry descends on London for IP Week; gas, power traders watch for cold snap
February 19, 2018 09:42:58 EST (3:40)
In this week's highlights: Oil industry descends on London for IP Week; European ethanol producers wait to see if antidumping duties on US imports will expire; and gas, power traders are weather watching.

View from the top: An interview with Jim Rogers
View from the top: An interview with Jim Rogers
February 19, 2018 03:00:43 EST (9:43)

Veteran commodities investor and chairman for Rogers Holdings Jim Rogers shares his insights on factors that are working for and against commodity markets, key pockets of growth in Asia, and the role that potential market disruptors might play in commodities the future.


Agriculture


Biofuels antidumping duties: here to stay or gone with the wind?
Biofuels antidumping duties: here to stay or gone with the wind?
February 15, 2018 10:00:43 EST (8:30)

With new and upcoming policy changes, uncertainties in the biodiesel and ethanol markets look set to continue plaguing trade flows into Europe.


EU sugar liberalization: Implications and potential impact on power, freight, and ethanol
EU sugar liberalization: Implications and potential impact on power, freight, and ethanol
October 03, 2017 18:26:52 EST (7:17)

Export liberalization and the end of the quota system from October 1 is the biggest change in the EU sugar market in 11 years.


Natural Gas


Choke points could emerge to inhibit global LNG trade expansion in 2018
Choke points could emerge to inhibit global LNG trade expansion in 2018
February 13, 2018 23:30:41 EST (3:04)

As the market embarks on a second year of record level LNG supply from the Atlantic Basin and strong competition from Asia for those volumes, a potential choke point is emerging: the Panama Canal.


ASEAN's shifting role in the evolving LNG market
ASEAN's shifting role in the evolving LNG market
February 01, 2018 04:30:43 EST (9:05)

Insights around the Southeast Asia's shrinking LNG production surplus.


Petrochemicals


Asian petrochemical H1 outlook: Polymers and olefins in focus
Asian petrochemical H1 outlook: Polymers and olefins in focus
February 06, 2018 04:00:41 EST (3:06)

Asia's olefins and polymers markets face a mixed outlook in the first six months of 2018.


Asian petrochemical H1 outlook: Aromatics in focus
Asian petrochemical H1 outlook: Aromatics in focus
February 01, 2018 03:00:41 EST (3:17)

Many of Asia’s petrochemical markets have put behind them a good year for producers, who have mostly been seeing good margins for their products. But there are some dark clouds appearing on the horizon.


Metals


Will the Chinese steel market be softer in 2018?
Will the Chinese steel market be softer in 2018?
January 18, 2018 10:20:41 EST (3:46)

China's ferrous market has been seeing plenty of volatility in steel, iron ore, and coking coal prices since the start of 2018. What is the market expecting for the rest of the year?


Beijing’s winter clampdown on steel is the real deal
Beijing’s winter clampdown on steel is the real deal
December 07, 2017 02:45:19 EST (3:22)
China has turned an unprecedented corner with its plans to curb steel production over November-March for environmental reasons - and it isn’t going back.

Electric Power


New-build standoff sees European plant margins decline
New-build standoff sees European plant margins decline
January 11, 2018 12:14:43 EST (5:51)

S&P Global Platts European power editors Andreas Franke and Henry Edwardes-Evans show that, even with significant gas plant additions, dispatchable margins are likely to dip close to severe peak demand levels in the next few years.


Brexatom: Impact of UK departure from European Atomic Energy Community
Brexatom: Impact of UK departure from European Atomic Energy Community
December 12, 2017 15:12:36 EST (2:44)

Oliver Adelman, S&P Global Platts managing editor for nuclear publications, focuses on the purpose of the Euratom Treaty, the impact of Brexatom, and the UK's search for alternative arrangements.


Shipping


2020 shipping costs on the back of a napkin
2020 shipping costs on the back of a napkin
October 31, 2017 15:52:55 EST (3:31)

The shipping sector is predicted to spend anywhere from $24 to $60 billion annually starting in 2020 to comply with new sulfur emission restrictions. Jason Silber calculates how much the extra fuel costs could be per vessel.


What's in store for container box rates in Q4?
What's in store for container box rates in Q4?
October 03, 2017 11:39:27 EST (2:38)

Container box freight rates may face a normal seasonal dip in Q4, after the Golden Week holidays, but a quick recovery is possible for short-haul routes in the Atlantic amid extra EU sugar demand. Andrew Scorer reports.


Coal


US coal prices could rally later this year if stockpiles continue declining
US coal prices could rally later this year if stockpiles continue declining
August 03, 2017 06:00:00 EST (3:23)

Coal stockpiles at US utilities continue to trend lower, but it could bode well for prices moving into the fall, especially when considered alongside lower production and higher gas prices.


Market for OTC CAPP barge coal dwindles as utility demand declines
Market for OTC CAPP barge coal dwindles as utility demand declines
April 20, 2017 06:03:00 EST (2:53)

The Central Appalachian barge coal market has been shrinking for years, and recently a significant amount of CAPP tonnage has been taken out of production on bankruptcies and mine closures.



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