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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.

Petrochemicals


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.

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.

Natural Gas


Record-low European storage stocks inject volatility to winter gas, LNG prices
Record-low European storage stocks inject volatility to winter gas, LNG prices
March 16, 2018 16:50:43 EST (3:04)
European gas markets were rocked by extreme winter weather in late February, as some hubs saw prices driven to record-high levels by arctic temperatures as storage stocks approached record lows. This has left European hubs highly volatile, as prices surged on a colder outlook for the second half of March.

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.

Oil


2018 Brent crude oil volatility: March outlook
2018 Brent crude oil volatility: March outlook
March 09, 2018 11:17:35 EST (3:30)
Quantitative analyst Vito Turitto on the factors influencing the volatility of Dated Brent prices during February, and how a recovery in the second half of last month looks set to continue in the coming weeks.

2018 Brent crude oil volatility: February outlook
2018 Brent crude oil volatility: February outlook
February 09, 2018 15:49:50 EST (3:35)
Analyst Vito Turitto on why volatility on the Dated Brent crude oil market at the end of January was moving around its lowest level in two years, and how a higher degree of market turbulence had to be expected.

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.

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.

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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