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25 Nov 2021

Methanol’s growing traction as alternative shipping fuel

Among the mix of possible alternative fuels available for marine use, methanol—a chemical building block for hundreds of everyday products—is fast emerging as an attractive option for shipping companies looking to reduce their carbon footprint and meet sector-wide emissions targets

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22 Nov 2021

Commodity Tracker: 5 charts to watch this week

The impact of rising coronavirus infections is back on the headlines with the number of cases rising in major European economies, affecting mobility. We also take a look at Russian gas flows into Europe, Southeast Asia’s appetite for Middle Easter crude, the surge in demand for Australian carbon credit units, and China’s soybean demand in the years ahead. 1

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16 Nov 2021

Fuel for Thought: Crude’s carbon qualities crucial to oil industry’s future amid energy transition

The market value of a crude grade has traditionally been defined by its density and sulfur content, but as the oil sector looks to better understand the emissions associated with producing different grades, carbon intensity could become the most important characteristic of them all

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