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26 Jul 2021

Commodity Tracker: 4 charts to watch this week

S&P Global Platts editors keep an eye on global oil demand recovery against the backdrop of growing concerns over the rise infections involving the Delta variant of COVID-19. Also on the radar this week are the challenges faced by CCUS projects, La Nina's potential impact on agriculture, as well as China's oil product exports. 1

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23 Jul 2021

China’s grain auction and meat production patterns point to rising imports 

China’s grain demand has been a focal point for agriculture markets since 2020 and suppliers continue to look for clarity, especially on corn for which global supplies are expected to tighten further and in light of recent announcements by Beijing all of which point towards jitters around food security. Forecasting China's grain demand is a challenge due to opacity of information on crop conditions, production, consumption, and stock levels

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22 Jul 2021

Propane lights up the Tokyo Games, as hydrogen makes its Olympic debut

On July 23, after a lavish show, the parade of athletes, and a bevy of speeches, the Tokyo Games’ opening ceremony will climax with the lighting of the Olympic cauldron. And so will begin propane’s fortnight in the spotlight. Symbolizing the spirit of the competition, the cauldron continues to burn for the duration of the Olympics—a tradition that began with the 1928 games in Amsterdam—and then is also lit for the Paralympic Games that follow

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