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Date:
    14 Sep 2022
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

Used cooking oil: Is it the new liquid gold?

Used cooking oil (UCO) or vegetable oil unfit for human consumption has found a new life as feedstock for biofuels like Used Cooking Oil Methyl Ester (UCOME)

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Length:
18:21
Date:
    02 Sep 2022
Series:
    Commodities Focus
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New and old challenges facing the chemicals distribution industry, with Univar's Powell

In this episode of the Commodities Focus podcast, S&P Global Petrochemicals Editor Abdulaziz Ehtaiba talks with Univar Solutions’ Nick Powell, board member at FECC , about events like Russia's war in Ukraine, as well as factors like...

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Length:
18:03
Date:
    26 Aug 2022
Series:
    Commodities Focus
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Burned out: Has a sizzling economy actually fizzled out US metals and polymers?

US steel and polymer producers rode a wave of soaring prices for their products in 2021 as the economy roared back from the coronavirus pandemic and construction activity boomed

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Length:
20:25
Date:
    16 Aug 2022
Series:
    Commodities Focus
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US power markets are hot, hot, hot, but summer peak season is far from over

US summer power markets are just warming up. A heat wave hit the central US in mid-July , leading to multiple alerts and records across two grid footprints, and a late July heat wave brought triple-digit temperatures to the Pacific...

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Length:
15:05
Date:
    15 Jul 2022
Series:
    Commodities Focus
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Global alumina, aluminum markets face headwinds from trade flow disruptions, operational challenges

Australia’s ban on export of alumina to Russia following the war in Ukraine sent prices on a rollercoaster ride in the first half of 2022. Uncertainties surrounding the supply-demand dynamics and policies continue to loom ahead

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Length:
15:19