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Natural Gas


Chinese gas boom restructuring and rebalancing the global LNG market
Chinese gas boom restructuring and rebalancing the global LNG market
April 20, 2018 05:00:43 EST (3:59)

China's demand is set to reach 68 million mt by 2023, before surpassing Japan to become the world’s largest LNG importer by 2030.


Slowdown in Asian LNG demand growth could cause further de-coupling between JKM, Brent
Slowdown in Asian LNG demand growth could cause further de-coupling between JKM, Brent
April 11, 2018 04:30:43 EST (3:23)

As LNG demand in Asia declines seasonally, it is pulling the Platts JKM price benchmark lower.


Oil


Market Movers Europe, Apr 16-20: Energy traders closely monitoring events in Syria; OPEC and non-OPEC ministers to meet
Market Movers Europe, Apr 16-20: Energy traders closely monitoring events in Syria; OPEC and non-OPEC ministers to meet
April 16, 2018 09:02:32 EST (4:57)
In this week's Market Movers: Traders expect a bearish week for European gas; US sanctions on Rusal are expected to continue unsettling aluminum markets; and the shipping industry will be digesting the IMO’s proposals on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Market Movers Asia, Apr 16-20: US 'one-time shot' against Syria reduces risk of oil price hike
Market Movers Asia, Apr 16-20: US 'one-time shot' against Syria reduces risk of oil price hike
April 16, 2018 10:45:00 EST (2:58)

Here's a quick look at the factors that could move the energy and commodity markets this week.


Petrochemicals


Tighter banking policy hits India's polymer demand
Tighter banking policy hits India's polymer demand
March 29, 2018 03:00:43 EST (3:38)

Fumiko Dobashi examines how a tighter bank policy in India is affecting the polymer markets.


Taiwan's role in the Asian and global petrochemical markets
Taiwan's role in the Asian and global petrochemical markets
March 20, 2018 04:50:43 EST (3:11)

A look at how Taiwan is seizing opportunities in an evolving petrochemicals market.


Electric Power


Blockchain, Brexit loom for EU commodity traders after smooth MiFID 2 start
Blockchain, Brexit loom for EU commodity traders after smooth MiFID 2 start
March 22, 2018 12:54:41 EST (3:14)

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.


EU ETS 2.0: the cost of carbon is going up
EU ETS 2.0: the cost of carbon is going up
March 20, 2018 13:52:03 EST (4:47)

Europe's Emissions Trading Scheme is about to get a major reboot. CO2 prices are expected to rise, with significant implications for the power industry and other carbon-intensive industrial sectors. But will the new revamped system really work?


Metals


Market Movers Asia, Mar 12-16: All eyes on China's next move after Trump signs steel tariff
Market Movers Asia, Mar 12-16: All eyes on China's next move after Trump signs steel tariff
March 12, 2018 10:30:00 EST (3:04)

Here's a quick look at the factors that could move the energy and commodity markets this week.


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?


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.


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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