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Mary Hogan is an associate editor for S&P Global Platts, covering the Americas crude oil markets. Full Bio
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Apr 2019
  • Oil
  • Shipping

US crude exports wane on tight Brent-WTI spread but low freight keeps door open

A tight spread between international crude benchmarks Brent and West Texas Intermediate has depressed US crude export flows during the past four weeks, according to sources and data from US Customs and S&P Global Platts Analytics

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Mar 2019
  • Oil
  • Shipping

In the LOOP: Record US crude exports boost VLCC tanker demand, rates

Historically high US crude exports have given a boost to spot rates for very large crude carriers making long-haul voyages east from the US Gulf Coast, a trend that is expected to continue into March and April, according to shipping sources

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Jan 2019
  • Oil

In the LOOP: Drop in US crude freight rates entices Asian buyers

US light sweet crudes such as WTI Midland and Bakken have been offered into Asia at lower premiums in recent months amid a drop in freight rates from the US Gulf Coast to the Far East, sources in Asia said Monday

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