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Shift in pricing dynamics between European gas curves, NE Asia LNG

Shift in pricing dynamics between European gas curves, NE Asia LNG

June 14, 2018 16:03:23 EST

Despite European natural gas stocks being drawn down to record low levels at the end of the past winter and concern over storage economics this summer, injections have been strong, with stocks almost back to the same level as in 2017.

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Shipping


LIBOR gains pose concerns for shippers
LIBOR gains pose concerns for shippers
May 25, 2018 06:00:38 EST (3:04)
Analyst Jianrong Wong examines the concerns over the effects of rising interest rates on the shipping market.

Singapore's bunker industry set to embrace mass flow meters for marine gasoil ahead of IMO 2020 rule
Singapore's bunker industry set to embrace mass flow meters for marine gasoil ahead of IMO 2020 rule
May 22, 2018 06:00:38 EST (3:37)
Singapore moves to position itself comfortably for the International Maritime Organization's upcoming global sulfur limit rule for marine fuels.

Metals


Futures, scrap and impurities: key topics at Singapore Iron Ore Week
Futures, scrap and impurities: key topics at Singapore Iron Ore Week
May 17, 2018 06:10:38 EST (2:52)
The evolution of the iron ore derivatives landscape, such as the internationalization of the Dalian iron ore futures and launch of Shanghai Clearing House's cash-settled iron ore futures, is seen to be among the hottest topics at the Singapore Iron Ore 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?

Oil


Is Asia resilient enough to absorb rising oil prices?
Is Asia resilient enough to absorb rising oil prices?
May 16, 2018 05:00:38 EST (3:04)
Oil demand is still growing in China and India, but the impact of higher crude prices could become more obvious in the coming quarters.

2018 Brent crude oil volatility: May outlook
2018 Brent crude oil volatility: May outlook
May 09, 2018 13:35:38 EST (2:38)
Quantitative analyst Vito Turitto on the factors that will likely see the Dated Brent crude oil market experience a higher degree of market volatility in the coming weeks.

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.

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.

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.

Agriculture


What next for biofuels, as the UK mulls move to battery-power?
What next for biofuels, as the UK mulls move to battery-power?
August 10, 2017 12:27:27 EST (3:25)
It is no coincidence that, as the UK gears up for Brexit negotiations, the issue of emissions is climbing back up the political agenda. Tim Worledge looks at where ethanol and biodiesel fit into this environment.

Imports, tax credits inform US biodiesel industry's view of proposed RVOs
Imports, tax credits inform US biodiesel industry's view of proposed RVOs
July 13, 2017 06:00:00 EST (2:49)
While the US ethanol industry welcomed the 2018 and 2019 proposed RVOs from the US EPA, the biodiesel industry was hoping for an increased mandate.

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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