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Commodity markets in 2020: a year in 9 infographics

Commodities | Electricity | Energy | Electric Power | Emissions | Renewables | Energy Transition | LNG | Natural Gas | Oil | Crude Oil | Refined Products | Petrochemicals | Coronavirus | ESG

Spain’s Repsol taking the front seat in transition drive


Platts Market Data – Oil

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Commodities | Energy | Oil | Crude Oil | Refined Products

Spotlight: World refinery downtime has remained near record levels but outages are expected to decline modestly


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Commodity markets in 2020: a year in 9 infographics

The fast pace of events in 2020 left commodity markets—and everyone else—scrabbling for information to make sense of unpredictable times. Throughout the year, S&P Global Platts editors, analysts and data visualization experts used infographics to help clarify complex and shifting issues. Here are just a few, charting a year of disruption and volatility in essential raw materials, energy and shipping—click images to enlarge and follow links in the text for related features.

Brent and WTI


As WTI crude cements its place in the European crude import slate, S&P Global Platts is consulting with the market to include the US grade in Dated Brent.

Brent crude global oil benchmark infographic

Energy majors grapple with transition


Global oil majors must urgently adapt strategies for a changing energy system. S&P Global Platts considered the evolution of their upstream risk and the extent of inroads into the power and renewables space.

oil majors upstream risk IEA scenarios

oil majors energy transition strategies power electrification

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US presidential election and oil policy


The presidential candidates put forward contrasting energy policy platforms, and Joe Biden's win represents a shift towards a proactive climate strategy, including more clean energy.

EU revamps Emissions Trading Scheme


Big changes are coming up in the EU ETS, a core component of the bloc's strategy to transition to a low-carbon economy.

EU revamps emission trading scheme infographic

Alliances help containers weather COVID storm


Supported freight rates this year suggested the container shipping sector got its market management strategy right.

shipping alliances and container sector infographic

Food security fears hit agriculture supply chains


The risks posed by the coronavirus pandemic to the global agriculture supply chain became evident early in the year, as shutdowns, delays and disruptions became the norm.

agriculture supply chains and coronavirus pandemic infographic

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Russia and Saudi Arabia in price war


The Russia-Saudi Arabia accord on oil market management collapsed in March, putting crude markets in a tailspin.

Russia and Saudi Arabia oil accord breakdown infographic

Sustainable hydrogen pathways


Global planned hydrogen production capacity soared, as companies and national governments looked to harness the gas for decarbonization. Here's an essential guide to production pathways.