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Date:
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Series:
    Oil Markets
Podcast Title:

The good, bad and the ugly for Asian oil markets in 2022

There is growing optimism that 2022 will turn out to be the strongest year for Asian oil demand since the outbreak of COVID-19 more than two years ago

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Length:
22:37
Date:
    24 Jan 2022
Series:
    Capitol Crude
Podcast Title:

Systems thinking approach points to weaknesses in key indicators for global energy innovation

Countries around the world committed to keeping the goal of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius at t he last United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland

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Length:
17:48
Date:
    20 Jan 2022
Series:
    Oil Markets
Podcast Title:

Jet fuel values buck falling passenger trend

Despite falling passenger numbers, airlines are facing soaring fuel bills. S&P Global Platts reporters Virginie Malicier and Lawrence Toye discuss with Joel Hanley what’s behind the supply/demand imbalance that’s pushing jet fuel...

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Length:
10:21
Date:
    19 Jan 2022
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

Copper markets eye easing concentrate supply in 2022

Copper prices were on a roller-coaster ride in 2021 with demand recovery in US and Europe, logistics issues, COVID-19 disruptions and power cuts in China all contributing to the price fluctuations

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Length:
13:27
Date:
    18 Jan 2022
Series:
    Capitol Crude
Podcast Title:

Platts Analytics sees geopolitical risks rising for energy markets in 2022

As you heard in last week's episode , geopolitical events have the potential to move energy markets in a big way in 2022. Today we're looking at three key geopolitical angles that have some common ties: the Russia-Ukraine tensions, the...

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Length:
12:36
Date:
    13 Jan 2022
Series:
    Oil Markets
Podcast Title:

US crude oil exports here to stay as world demand continues to recover in 2022

Looking ahead into 2022, US crude oil export flows will continue to recover and grow as demand and prices surge, but will we see export volumes return to the record levels we were seeing a couple of years ago? S&P Global Platts US...

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Length:
11:31
Date:
    10 Jan 2022
Series:
    Capitol Crude
Podcast Title:

Will oil prices spike to $100/b in 2022?

Global oil markets are starting 2022 with a number of factors that could make for another volatile year. OPEC is continuing its monthly supply increases but taking a cautious approach so far given uncertain demand

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Length:
17:58
Date:
    04 Jan 2022
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

A conversation with Enterprise: Going all in on upstream petrochemicals

Enterprise Products Partners co-CEO Jim Teague, and Chris D’Anna, senior vice president of petrochemicals, discuss the energy storage and transportation titan’s push into upstream petrochemicals that will feed growing plastics demand...

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Length:
20:51
Date:
    27 Dec 2021
Series:
    Capitol Crude
Podcast Title:

Refiners urge US EPA to grant biofuel waivers to ease pump prices

US oil refiners are pushing back against the Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to deny small refinery exemptions and other aspects of the latest biofuel mandate

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Length:
12:22
Date:
    20 Dec 2021
Series:
    Capitol Crude
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With grid, pipeline reliability at stake, energy sector takes on US telecom regulator

A broad cross section of the energy industry has been in battle with the Federal Communications Commission over a band of airwaves, called spectrum, that tech and telecom companies gained the right to operate their mass-market wireless...

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Length:
22:17
Date:
    16 Dec 2021
Series:
    Platts Future Energy
Podcast Title:

Renewable Capture Prices: Wind and solar revenues and future potential

The growth in renewable generation is the central plank in meeting Europe’s 2050 carbon net-zero targets, but as more wind and solar assets come on line and as more are exposed to merchant prices, the price cannibalization risk for...

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Length:
11:13
Date:
    16 Dec 2021
Series:
    Oil Markets
Podcast Title:

Oil Markets in 2021: a very fragile recovery

As the world has slowly emerged from a lockdown-ridden 2020, the oil markets have had to adjust. Platts reporters from around the world discuss the fundamental highlights of the year, and take a look at what 2022 might bring

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Length:
28:27
Date:
    14 Dec 2021
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

Oil and gas industry strikes back against energy transition at the World Petroleum Congress

The World Petroleum Congress in Houston brought back a sense of normalcy to the energy sector as both the industry and the world continue to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic

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Length:
13:11
Date:
    13 Dec 2021
Series:
    Capitol Crude
Podcast Title:

SAF potential takes off as aviation emissions set to rise with pandemic recovery

The pandemic interrupted a steady surge in global air travel demand, when passenger numbers tripled in just over 20 years. Jet fuel demand remains below pre-pandemic levels and is not expected to fully recover until late 2025 or 2026,...

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Length:
14:43
Date:
    09 Dec 2021
Series:
    Oil Markets
Podcast Title:

As the SAF market expands, policy support is needed

Sustainable aviation fuel is gaining popularity among renewable fuel manufacturers. The SAF market is poised for rapid growth in the coming years as global and regional emissions programs look to decarbonize the carbon-intensive...

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Length:
15:32
Date:
    08 Dec 2021
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

Nord Stream 2: No end in sight to long-running saga over controversial gas pipeline

The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany is one of the most controversial energy infrastructure projects in history. Now complete, there remains uncertainty over when the 55 Bcm/year project will begin commercial flows

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Length:
19:21
Date:
    06 Dec 2021
Series:
    Capitol Crude
Podcast Title:

Supreme Court could complicate US EPA effort to crackdown on methane emissions

Reducing carbon emissions has been a central tenet of the Biden administration’s climate agenda. But methane is over 80 times more potent than carbon dioxide emissions in terms of global warming potential

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Length:
23:43
Date:
    01 Dec 2021
Series:
    Oil Markets
Podcast Title:

Omicron’s Black Friday injects new fragility

Oil markets crashed on the emergence of the omicron variant of COVID-19 , leaving market jitters and increased volatility. S&P Global Platts reporters Nick Baldwin and Virginie Malicier discuss with Joel Hanley the reaction and...

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Length:
11:40
Date:
    30 Nov 2021
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

US natural gas, power prices face bullish outlooks into winter heating season

US natural gas and power markets are strengthening as the heart of winter heating season nears. In this podcast, editors from S&P Global Platts power and natural gas teams discuss spot and forward pricing, weather outlooks, major...

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Length:
11:35
Date:
    25 Nov 2021
Series:
    Oil Markets
Podcast Title:

Asian jet fuel market takes off after a long hiatus; airlines eye sustainable fuels

The Asian jet fuel market is finally witnessing renewed interest after COVID-19 unleashed an unprecedented crisis in the aviation industry

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Length:
21:25
Date:
    24 Nov 2021
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

Freight and drought bite as the Californian Japonica rice market heads into 2022

The price of the global Japonica market’s benchmark, US #1, 4% broken white rice, is reaching highs not seen in ten years at quite an unfortunate time

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Length:
14:51
Date:
    23 Nov 2021
Series:
    Platts Future Energy
Podcast Title:

Breaking the myths on battery recycling

In addition to powering electric vehicles, batteries will play an essential role in the energy transition story by optimizing intermittent clean energy sources such as wind and solar

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Length:
26:25
Date:
    22 Nov 2021
Series:
    Capitol Crude
Podcast Title:

Biofuels group readies lawsuit against US EPA over delay in setting RFS requirements

The year is nearly over and the US Environmental Protection Agency has yet to formally propose biofuel blending requirements for 2021, and will miss the Nov

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Length:
16:35
Date:
    18 Nov 2021
Series:
    Oil Markets
Podcast Title:

European road fuel market dynamics under a heavy oil complex backwardation

The strong backwardation in diesel and gasoline forward pricing is reflective of a tight fundamental picture for road fuels in Europe as demand steadily rises and refineries grapple with high crude feedstock and running costs as...

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Length:
13:44
Date:
    15 Nov 2021
Series:
    Capitol Crude
Podcast Title:

US Midwest sees surging propane costs as Gulf Coast supply heads overseas

The latest US inflation data showed energy costs jumping 30% in the 12 months through October. The trend is expected to continue through the winter, as home-heating costs rise across the board

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Length:
20:09
Date:
    11 Nov 2021
Series:
    Oil Markets
Podcast Title:

Colonial Pipeline allocations return on higher demand, lower imports

Demand to ship gasoline on Colonial Pipeline has outpaced available space since October, a first in 19 months. The Atlantic Coast has seen higher demand, and imports are low

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Length:
09:23
Date:
    10 Nov 2021
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

Gas pays the price

S&P Global Platts' Ciaran Roe and Ira Joseph break down the unprecedented price movements in recent LNG and gas markets. The discussion focuses on how we arrived at this point of unusual tightness and whether the conditions that...

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Length:
18:19
Date:
    09 Nov 2021
Series:
    Platts Future Energy
Podcast Title:

Hydrogen and the path towards decarbonization

Hydrogen has received extraordinary policy support over the past year, with nations worldwide racing to publish national hydrogen strategies

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Length:
17:37
Date:
    08 Nov 2021
Series:
    Capitol Crude
Podcast Title:

OPEC+ ignores Biden’s wish for more oil supply to cool prices

US gasoline prices remain high well after the summer driving season. Domestic oil production isn't coming back fast as investors remain wary

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Length:
19:29
Date:
    05 Nov 2021
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

With energy prices surging, why are clean and dirty tanker markets lagging behind?

While energy prices are moving higher and higher, there's a clear laggard in the commodities space: the tanker freight market. Why are clean and dirty tankers not keeping pace? S&P Global Platts shipping market experts Pradeep Rajan ,...

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Length:
11:28
Date:
    04 Nov 2021
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

South America’s Atlantic Coast crude producers target Asia, the world

S&P Global Platts crude editors Maria Eugenia Garcia and Fred Wang discuss with Senior analyst Richard Capuchino, Jr. the latest developments in light, sweet crude production in the Atlantic Coast of South America

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Length:
13:23
Date:
    03 Nov 2021
Series:
    Oil Markets
Podcast Title:

Brent’s role in key international spreads reveals regional and quality dislocations

The continued strength in the Brent complex as a whole, demonstrated by the Dated Brent benchmark breaching the $85/b threshold in late October, masks the differing supply and demand dynamics for both sweet and sour grades in Europe,...

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Length:
14:13
Date:
    01 Nov 2021
Series:
    Capitol Crude
Podcast Title:

EPRI sets sights on finding an energy molecule to fuel a decarbonized future

The UN Climate Change Conference taking place in Glasgow, Scotland, has been hailed as the world’s best last chance to get a handle on the climate crisis

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Length:
19:09
Date:
    28 Oct 2021
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

North American exposure to global gas markets trumps ample storage inventory at home

Natural gas storage inventories in the US have crept within 5% of the five-year average and Canada is pushing even higher as the injection season winds down

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Length:
22:24
Date:
    28 Oct 2021
Series:
    Oil Markets
Podcast Title:

Asian crude importers dip in to strategic reserves as oil prices bite

In a shift of strategy to battle surging oil prices, Asia's leading oil consumers India and China have started selling crude oil from their strategic reserves for the first time ever, a sign that import-dependent countries in the...

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Length:
23:01
Date:
    26 Oct 2021
Series:
    Platts Future Energy
Podcast Title:

Mechanical vs chemical recycling for plastics: competing or complementing to drive sustainable growth?

Recycled plastics has become a hot topic recently with soaring demand driven by legislation, corporate commitments and increasing consumer awareness across the globe

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Length:
25:17
Date:
    25 Oct 2021
Series:
    Capitol Crude
Podcast Title:

How the world's largest LNG buyer finds stability during gas market volatility

With tight supplies and strong demand helping create large swings in global gas prices, Japanese utility JERA is staying the course. The world’s largest LNG buyer is focused on its supply procurement and trading strategy

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Length:
28:15
Date:
    21 Oct 2021
Series:
    Oil Markets
Podcast Title:

High energy prices add to tightness in the European middle distillates complex

High natural gas prices are leading to both a tighter European supply of middle distillates and greater global gasoil demand, while the diesel cargo market was supported by higher demand into Germany and an open arbitrage to the US

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Length:
11:46
Date:
    18 Oct 2021
Series:
    Capitol Crude
Podcast Title:

Legislative wrangling presents make-or-break moment for asphalt industry

Asphalt, the heaviest part of crude used in road and home construction, could see a surge in demand as the $1 trillion infrastructure bill would provide record amounts of funding for highway improvements

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Length:
23:16
Date:
    12 Oct 2021
Series:
    Platts Future Energy
Podcast Title:

At the heart of COP26: The role of carbon markets

The landmark Paris Agreement was agreed back in 2015 with 29 different Articles. Almost all have been fleshed out, agreed upon and finalized - but Article 6 has not – given ongoing debates

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Length:
20:51
Date:
    11 Oct 2021
Series:
    Capitol Crude
Podcast Title:

'Seller' LNG market makes US exporters flexible on indexation

Amid a crowded field of US liquefaction projects, Commonwealth LNG is looking to build momentum for its proposed 8.4 million mt/year facility in Louisiana as it targets a final investment decision in late 2022 and shipping its first...

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Length:
18:02
Date:
    07 Oct 2021
Series:
    Oil Markets
Podcast Title:

How have panic buying and the E10 launch impacted UK gasoline and diesel?

Car tanks may be running empty in the UK after panic buying at the pumps amid a lack of lorry drivers to bring supply from refineries and oil terminals to the retail stations, but what impact if any does this have on the broader...

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Length:
12:20
Date:
    05 Oct 2021
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

Face-to-face gas conference Gastech puts energy transition in focus

In the latest installment of the S&P Global Platts Commodities Focus podcast, Harry Weber, a Platts senior natural gas writer in Houston, is joined by Dania El Saadi and Claudia Carpenter in Dubai

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Length:
13:23
Date:
    04 Oct 2021
Series:
    Capitol Crude
Podcast Title:

US utilities, regulators gear up for electric vehicle outlook

Last week brought another major development in the outlook for the US adoption of electric vehicles, with Ford Motor Co. and South Korea’s SK Innovations announcing an $11 billion project to manufacture EVs and lithium-ion batteries in...

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Length:
10:32
Date:
    01 Oct 2021
Series:
    Oil Markets
Podcast Title:

APPEC shines spotlight on Asia's energy future and surging oil, gas prices

The dramatic revival of oil and gas prices, the future of fossil fuels in a changing energy landscape, and the role energy will play in the recovery path from the pandemic were some of the main themes at the 37th Asia Pacific Petroleum...

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Length:
21:58
Date:
    30 Sep 2021
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

Europe's gas and power face a perfect storm as winter looms

As Europe struggles to replenish natural gas inventories, prices reach all-time highs, with Platts Analytics forecasting even more gas-to-oil switching throughout the coming winter

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Length:
16:31
Date:
    29 Sep 2021
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

When will global polyethylene markets return to normalcy?

Global polyethylene prices and trade flows have been hit by challenge after challenge, from the coronavirus pandemic since early 2020, the deep freeze in the US in February, to the recent container shortage that has driven freight...

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Length:
13:30
Date:
    27 Sep 2021
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

Plastics markets braced for the long haul amid multiple logistical dilemmas

A lack of vessel space, high freight costs, port backlogs and a shortage of truck drivers, the logistical challenges facing the plastics industry have multiplied across 2021

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Length:
15:02
Date:
    27 Sep 2021
Series:
    Capitol Crude
Podcast Title:

Offshore driller Kosmos Energy sheds frontier assets, weighs carbon intensity to confront energy transition

Global oil demand will still be significant for years, even under the most ambitious energy transition. So which basins will continue to produce, and which others will be abandoned? Offshore E&P company Kosmos Energy has answered those...

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Length:
24:53
Date:
    23 Sep 2021
Series:
    Oil Markets
Podcast Title:

How are rising prices and new green regulation impacting heating oil demand?

Just as the summer finally comes to an end and mornings become chilly, we would be expecting demand for heating oil to ramp up in Europe, as no boom has been reported yet

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Length:
13:23
Date:
    23 Sep 2021
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

Tankers face the hangover from the party: International Seaways CEO

Emerging economies and their successful vaccine rollouts will be key to the short-term recovery of the oil tanker market, after the highs of 2020, as it works through a period of low freight rates

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Length:
15:43
Date:
    22 Sep 2021
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

West Coast offshore wind to help California achieve clean energy goals

California has one of the most aggressive clean energy goals in the US and the state leads the US in utility-scale solar capacity and battery storage capacity

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Length:
20:37
Date:
    20 Sep 2021
Series:
    Capitol Crude
Podcast Title:

US natural gas utilities look to turn climate challenges into opportunities

The American Gas Association has committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and believes that natural gas utilities are well-positioned to help the Biden administration achieve the ambitious climate goals laid out by the president,...

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Length:
25:39
Date:
    17 Sep 2021
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Massive energy transition challenge tops next German government’s in-tray

Germany goes to the polls on September 26 in the most open contest for years. As Chancellor Angela Merkel prepares to step down, S&P Global Platts’ news and analytics experts discuss the daunting energy challenges facing her successor

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Length:
25:10
Date:
    16 Sep 2021
Series:
    Oil Markets
Podcast Title:

Will the Delta variant prevent a rebound in oil demand this year?

The IEA may have revised down their oil demand estimates for the third quarter of this year, but looking further ahead both OPEC and IEA expect demand to bounce back despite fear of potential new lockdowns and new variants

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Length:
13:44
Date:
    15 Sep 2021
Series:
    Commodities Focus
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Increased risks of more intense weather events pose a challenge for energy infrastructure, markets

Leaders in the public and private sector are faced with the possibility of more frequent and intense weather events -- winter storms, heat waves, cyclones, wildfires -- as anthropogenic climate change continues, and must decide whether...

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Length:
20:12
Date:
    14 Sep 2021
Series:
    Platts Future Energy
Podcast Title:

Marine Fuels of the Future: The challenge of meeting growing demand while transitioning the fleet

As London International Shipping Week 2021 begins, Platts Analytics discuss the major shipping fuel alternatives, as the shipping sector seeks to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions ahead of stringent caps in 2030 and 2050

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Length:
20:21
Date:
    13 Sep 2021
Series:
    Capitol Crude
Podcast Title:

Platts Analytics sizes up global oil demand outlook, climate policies into 2022

Chris Midgley, global director of analytics at S&P Global Platts, shares his latest outlook for global oil demand heading into the third year of the pandemic and takes stock of the tension between climate ambitions and economic growth

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Length:
18:19
Date:
    09 Sep 2021
Series:
    Oil Markets
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Spike in scrubbers, power demand keeps HSFO afloat despite push for cleaner fuels in Asia

Scrubber's uptick in the marine sector amid a favorable Hi-5 spread along with demand for high sulfur fuel oil for power consumption in Asia is helping HSFO retain its sheen

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18:23
Date:
    07 Sep 2021
Series:
    Platts Future Energy
Podcast Title:

Marine Fuels of the Future: Ammonia & Hydrogen

Ahead of London International Shipping Week 2021, a six-part S&P Global Platts podcast miniseries looks into the pricing of alternative marine fuels for the global shipping industry

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19:22
Date:
    02 Sep 2021
Series:
    Oil Markets
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Destruction, power outages caused by Ida disrupt oil market

It's been quite the week in energy markets, as Hurricane Ida hit the Louisiana coast, causing damage, power outages and destruction to the regular supply of oil and other projects in and around the region

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9:55
Date:
    01 Sep 2021
Series:
    Commodities Focus
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Elevated pricing, decarbonization test aluminum market's mettle

Tariff uncertainty, high freight rates, labor issues and other dynamics have combined with supply constraints and healthy demand to elevate global aluminum premiums

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9:12
Date:
    31 Aug 2021
Series:
    Platts Future Energy
Podcast Title:

Marine Fuels of the Future: Vessel optimization and oil-based fuels

Ahead of London International Shipping Week 2021, a six-part S&P Global Platts podcast miniseries looks into the pricing of alternative marine fuels for the global shipping industry

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Length:
14:53
Date:
    30 Aug 2021
Series:
    Capitol Crude
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As weather begins to cool, FERC's gas, power agenda heats up

As August comes to a close, Washington, DC, is ramping up again with energy issues before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

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Length:
16:45
Date:
    26 Aug 2021
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

Mexico remains a destination for upstream investors despite government shift

Companies operating in Latin America have set their eyes on nascent opportunities in the region like Guyana and Brazil, as Mexico has put the liberalization of its upstream sector on hold

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Length:
23:26
Date:
    26 Aug 2021
Series:
    Oil Markets
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Can rising fuel prices derail Asia's oil demand recovery, economic growth?

Asia is witnessing signs of rising mobility, improving the demand outlook for transportation fuels. It has also raised hopes for a sustained oil products demand revival in the region after a long period of weak consumption growth

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Length:
24:17
Date:
    24 Aug 2021
Series:
    Commodities Focus
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Hydro Québec CEO spells out export plans, challenges of energy transition

New York has one of the most aggressive decarbonization plans in the country through its Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, which sets goals for building several gigawatts of renewable energy capacity, including offshore...

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Length:
21:35
Date:
    24 Aug 2021
Series:
    Platts Future Energy
Podcast Title:

Marine Fuels of the Future: Methanol

Ahead of London International Shipping Week 2021, a six-part S&P Global Platts podcast miniseries looks into the pricing of alternative marine fuels for the global shipping industry

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Length:
9:17
Date:
    23 Aug 2021
Series:
    Capitol Crude
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Balance, inconsistency seen in Biden's approach to oil, gas

President Joe Biden took a strong stance against fossil fuels right away, essentially canceling the long-simmering Keystone XK Pipeline and implementing a moratorium on all new oil and gas lease sales on federal lands and waters

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Length:
24:49
Date:
    19 Aug 2021
Series:
    Oil Markets
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What's happening to the supply and demand balance for road fuels in Europe?

All eyes are on supply in European diesel markets, where demand has remained relatively stable at almost back to pre-pandemic levels, but due to the spread of the Delta variant in Asia more cargoes are making their way to Europe and...

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Length:
15:26
Date:
    17 Aug 2021
Series:
    Platts Future Energy
Podcast Title:

Marine Fuels of the Future: Biofuels

Ahead of London International Shipping Week 2021, a six-part S&P Global Platts podcast miniseries looks into the pricing of alternative marine fuels for the global shipping industry

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Length:
18:15
Date:
    16 Aug 2021
Series:
    Capitol Crude
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Congressman behind 'Hot FERC Summer' lauds agency's role in climate fight

Representative Sean Casten, Democrat-Illinois , has not been shy in sharing his belief that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will be essential in combatting climate change and pivotal to achieving the US’ ambitious clean energy...

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Length:
19:45
Date:
    12 Aug 2021
Series:
    Oil Markets
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EPA and RVPs upend US light end markets

An alphabet soup of changes have impacted US light end markets in the last year, including changes in environmental rules that have readjusted the entire RBOB market

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Length:
11:18
Date:
    11 Aug 2021
Series:
    Commodities Focus
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Recycled metals vs recycled plastics: What will drive Asia closer to meeting its sustainability goals?

Sustainability is currently a key theme in the world of commodities. Recycled plastics and recycled metals have garnered considerable attention given how widely plastics and metals are used in downstream consumer products including...

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Length:
19:37
Date:
    10 Aug 2021
Series:
    Commodities Focus
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Red-hot container markets adopt unorthodox measures

Container shipping markets have been tagged as red hot because base box rates have more than quintupled since the market began its steep hike north in May 2020 amid the pandemic's operational and logistical constraints

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Length:
19:45
Date:
    10 Aug 2021
Series:
    Platts Future Energy
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Marine Fuels of the Future: LNG

Ahead of London International Shipping Week 2021, a six-part S&P Global Platts podcast miniseries looks into the pricing of alternative marine fuels for the global shipping industry

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Length:
11:29
Date:
    09 Aug 2021
Series:
    Commodities Focus
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Wildfire carbon reversal and the question of permanence in nature-based carbon credits

Jonty Rushforth, Senior Director of Markets & Energy Transition, and Paula VanLaningham, Platts Global Head of Carbon, talk about the devastating wildfires sweeping across the globe and the challenges facing nature-based carbon credits...

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Length:
15:42
Date:
    09 Aug 2021
Series:
    Capitol Crude
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Biden White House races to adopt green energy agenda as US midterms, COP26 loom

The Biden administration is racing to adopt its energy and climate policy priorities before the pressures of the 2022 midterm elections limit what the White House can do

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Length:
15:56
Date:
    05 Aug 2021
Series:
    Oil Markets
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Middle East tanker attacks highlight oil supply risks, raise geopolitical tensions

On July 29, the oil product tanker Mercer Street was victim of a deadly drone attack, while a few days later another tanker, the Asphalt Princess, was reportedly hijacked

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09:23
Date:
    03 Aug 2021
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

Plastic vs. aluminum beverage containers: Which will win the global sustainability race?

Plastic usage and recycling has become a hot-button topic recently, as the push for sustainable products is forefront in manufacturing goals

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Length:
26:06
Date:
    02 Aug 2021
Series:
    Capitol Crude
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Oil market history echoes in today's challenge to meet the energy transition

Many of the key moments in the oil markets still echo today and are useful in looking at the challenges ahead for producers, consumers and markets during the energy transition away from fossil fuels

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23:13
Date:
    29 Jul 2021
Series:
    Oil Markets
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China's oil import outlook brightens after tumbling in H1

China, Asia's biggest oil consumer, saw its January to June crude oil imports post negative growth for the first time in eight years , pulled down by sharp falls in May and June inflows

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Length:
19:45
Date:
    26 Jul 2021
Series:
    Capitol Crude
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Managing carbon poses a challenge in harder-to-green sectors like aviation, shipping, agriculture

The US Department of Energy’s newly rebranded Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management aims to fund the research and technology deployment that will help the US reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050

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23:43
Date:
    22 Jul 2021
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    Oil Markets
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Will jet fuel demand ever recover to pre-pandemic levels in Europe?

Cash differentials for jet fuel barges trading in ARA reached 17-month highs mid-July. At the same time, the European Commission announced sweeping proposals to make flying greener , including a future tax on jet fuel

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15:24
Date:
    20 Jul 2021
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    Commodities Focus
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Midstream investors to see if commercial pickup in natural gas, LNG translated to Q2 bottom line

S&P Global Platts senior natural gas writer Harry Weber , S&P Global Market Intelligence senior midstream finance reporter Allison Good and Platts managing editor for Americas LNG Luke Stobbart discuss current trends in the North...

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11:05
Date:
    19 Jul 2021
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    Capitol Crude
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Energy convergence breaks down silos as industry confronts climate change

Silos within the energy industry are coming down as companies confront the need to dramatically cut carbon emissions. The so-called energy convergence is the idea that companies, policy makers and regulators need to be more...

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17:18
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    15 Jul 2021
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    Oil Markets
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Steeper crude backwardation puts pressure on African crude oil

Against a backdrop of growing Coronavirus infections and OPEC+ discord, oil prices keep rising. How can long-haul crude cargoes stay competitive as backwardation in the forward curve widens and puts pressure on Asia-bound oil from West...

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10:37
Date:
    13 Jul 2021
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    Platts Future Energy
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All Systems GO: How Guarantees of Origin are helping underpin Europe’s renewable expansion program

Total renewables penetration targets in Europe require a "common currency" which provides a reliable price signal against which the cost of different technologies and renewable paths can be assessed

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22:48
Date:
    09 Jul 2021
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    Oil Markets
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For Canada's crude market, it's a time of trials and tribulations

It's been a tumultuous stretch for Canadian crude as the coronavirus pandemic and infrastructure uncertainty have impacted the market

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27:57
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    09 Jul 2021
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    Commodities Focus
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Increased US refining demand stifling Americas tanker freight amid summer doldrums

US refineries have ramped up production in the second quarter as domestic demand for gasoline and diesel grows and global energy markets begin to adjust back to pre-pandemic demand and production levels

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15:36
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    08 Jul 2021
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    Platts Future Energy
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Electrification and biofuels: Combination, not disruption, is the path to decarbonize transportation

Electric vehicles have been trending as the primary choice to decarbonize the transportation sector worldwide. Although some could expect the EV revolution to disrupt all current technologies, existing biofuels can keep playing a key...

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21:11
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    07 Jul 2021
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    Capitol Crude
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Oil market risks arise from UAE's OPEC standoff, other geopolitical hot spots

The UAE and Saudi Arabia are locked in a dispute over how to ease oil-production limits as global demand recovers from the pandemic

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12:44
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    06 Jul 2021
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    Commodities Focus
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Food, fuel and feed: How consumption patterns have affected prices

In this episode of the S&P Global Platts Agriculture Focus podcast, the Platts EMEA Agriculture team discusses how the prices of different agricultural commodities, from wheat, corn and rice, to veg oils, sugar and biodiesel, have...

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18:49
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    02 Jul 2021
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    Commodities Focus
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Cheniere looks to lead on ESG just as it does on US LNG

Cheniere, the biggest exporter of LNG in the US, is working to secure sufficient buyer interest for a proposed mid-scale expansion at its Corpus Christi liquefaction facility in Texas

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26:27
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    01 Jul 2021
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    Oil Markets
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Road transportation fuel prices diverge as jet fuel weighs down middle distillate complex

Gasoline prices are rallying on underlying demand strength in Europe, West Africa and across the Atlantic, while diesel prices remain steady amid stagnant demand and an abundance of supply as jet fuel continues to be blended into the...

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11:09
Date:
    30 Jun 2021
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    Commodities Focus
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Feedwheat vs corn: The great debate in the minds of Asian feedbuyers

Raw feed materials have seen unprecedented growth in prices, putting a dent in the Asian feedmakers’ margins. In this podcast, S&P Global Platts editors Elizabeth Thang , Takmila Shahid , and Ivy Li examine factors impacting the buying...

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12:02
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    29 Jun 2021
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    Commodities Focus
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USGC-Asia naphtha flows spike in Q2 despite tanker owner reticence

Flows of naphtha from the US Gulf Coast to Asia have reached record highs in May and June, drawn by fresh demand from Asia’s steam crackers returning from seasonal maintenance and new units coming online over the second half of June

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13:41
Date:
    28 Jun 2021
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    Capitol Crude
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US LNG bull run spurs new export infrastructure hopes

Freeport LNG CEO Michael Smith joined us to talk about the state of the market, his company's expansion plans, climate concerns and the start of the Atlantic hurricane season

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28:57
Date:
    28 Jun 2021
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    Capitol Crude
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Extreme weather, cyberattacks demand stronger energy resilience

As extreme weather events continue across the US, they're disrupting energy supplies and demanding more planning for the future. Texas and California have both in recent weeks asked residents to conserve electricity to avoid power grid...

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26:40
Date:
    25 Jun 2021
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    Commodities Focus
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US Supreme Court sides with refiners, RINs tumble

The US Supreme Court's June 25 decision opens the door for further small refinery exemptions. With bearish-for-RIN prices, Janet McGurty and Josh Pedrick of S&P Global Platts talk about what could be on the horizon as the Environmental...

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13:49
Date:
    24 Jun 2021
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    Commodities Focus
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Drought, wildfires among summertime challenges for US power market

It's already become clear which areas of the US power market are likely to face challenges this summer, with alerts and price spikes in Texas and California in recent weeks, where drought, wildfires and other factors have become...

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28:40
Date:
    24 Jun 2021
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    Oil Markets
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Energy transition to reshape future oil trade flows and business models

In a fast-changing landscape where energy transition is the most popular catch phrase, the trading community is looking for answers on what’s in store for the oil market over the next decade

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18:23
Date:
    22 Jun 2021
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    Platts Future Energy
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Natural gas in the energy transition era

Today we are looking at how the energy transition to lower emissions and cleaner fuels will affect natural gas. Editors from S&P Global Platts and Market Intelligence discuss the findings of their recent series of stories, Natural Gas...

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16:52
Date:
    21 Jun 2021
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    Capitol Crude
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In move to cleaner energy economy, power sector falling behind in digital transformation

It's no secret that the power sector is undergoing dramatic changes. Market dynamics and ambitious decarbonization goals set by the Biden administration are driving a transition away from fossil fuels and toward more renewable energy...

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16:00
Date:
    18 Jun 2021
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    Oil Markets
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Rising bunker fuel costs hammer down on tanker shipowners’ earnings

While demand for tankers of clean and dirty oil products has yet to recover fully from the pandemic, prices of bunker fuels have been rising to 16-month highs, thus threatening the profitability of the shipping industry and making...

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14:35
Date:
    16 Jun 2021
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    Platts Future Energy
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Voluntary Carbon Credits: what they are, why they matter

Voluntary carbon markets have seen significant growth in recent years and are expected to surge in the years ahead. But they have traditionally been seen as opaque, complex and niche

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19:59
Date:
    16 Jun 2021
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    Commodities Focus
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Shipping market faces logistical challenges as India continues fight against COVID-19 pandemic

Tanker and dry bulk shipping freight market for inbound and outbound trade from India has become come expensive due to the lingering COVID-19 pandemic. India is one of the world’s largest importers of coal, vegetable oils and crude

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15:25
Date:
    15 Jun 2021
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    Commodities Focus
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Rise Light & Power CEO lays out the challenges of turning New York City into a hub for clean energy

New York has one of the most aggressive decarbonization plans in the country through its Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, which sets goals for building several gigawatts of renewable energy capacity, including offshore...

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20:14
Date:
    14 Jun 2021
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    Capitol Crude
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Biden’s Venezuela policy after Maduro outlasts Trump’s maximum sanctions pressure

Venezuelan sanctions and the Maduro regime have been a backburner issue so far for US President Joe Biden. When he was elected, many energy analysts predicted he would grant some sanctions relief on humanitarian grounds

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18:47
Date:
    10 Jun 2021
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    Oil Markets
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US Atlantic Coast sees surge in gasoline imports

Gasoline imports into the US Atlantic Coast have surged to record highs in recent months. Andrea Salazar and Anna Trier of S&P Global Platts look at what has been driving the flurry of imports -- from the recent Colonial Pipeline...

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9:37
Date:
    08 Jun 2021
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    Commodities Focus
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Declaration in the Gulf of Guinea: Shipping takes a stand together

Mr. Jakob Paaske Larsen." width="150" caption="false" float="left" /> Mr. Jakob Paaske Larsen. As piracy attacks grow in the Gulf of Guinea, the industry has banded together to make a statement – enough is enough, and the attack on...

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17:05
Date:
    07 Jun 2021
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    Capitol Crude
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Iranian oil sanctions relief still expected as Vienna talks stretch into summer

The US and Iran are entering a sixth round of indirect talks in Vienna aimed at restarting the 2015 nuclear deal. S&P Global Platts Analytics still expects the sides to reach a deal in the coming months, with the Biden administration...

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17:11
Date:
    03 Jun 2021
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    Oil Markets
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Do fundamentals support the rise of crude futures to two-year highs?

While the pandemic is far from over and coronavirus cases are still rising in some Asian countries, the front-month Brent crude futures breached on June 1 the $70/barrel ceiling and extended the rise the next day

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11:13
Date:
    02 Jun 2021
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    Platts Future Energy
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Evolving electric vehicle trends cause lithium prices to diverge and defy expectations

Evolving choices around EV battery composition have altered price dynamics in the lithium market, with the two main forms, hydroxide and carbonate, now moving independently to each other, reflecting different use cases and trading...

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26:44
Date:
    01 Jun 2021
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    Commodities Focus
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Mexico's federal elections to have broad impact on energy

The upcoming federal elections in Mexico, the largest in recent history, are expected to have broad implications across many energy sectors

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13:43
Date:
    01 Jun 2021
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    Capitol Crude
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ESG fever and the challenges of climate-related financial reforms

Investors are proving they have climate change and the energy transition on the their minds. Last week, activist investors got at least two seats on the ExxonMobil board of directors, and Chevron's shareholders approved Scope 3...

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21:40
Date:
    31 May 2021
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    Oil Markets
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Unpacking China's new tax: Implications on crude oil and refined product markets

China on May 14 announced that it will implement a consumption tax on mixed aromatics, light cycle oil and bitumen blend from June 12 in an effort to close a loophole in its tax system

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19:53
Date:
    28 May 2021
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    Commodities Focus
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Strong demand, supply shortfalls drive steel prices across Europe and Asia

Prices have been soaring in most of the major steel markets, driven by high demand and insufficient supply. S&P Global Platts Lead Steel Analyst Paul Bartholomew , Associate Pricing Director for Metals Keith Tan , and Managing Editor...

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15:46
Date:
    25 May 2021
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    Capitol Crude
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Russia sanctions fight heats up in Congress as Biden gives pass to Nord Stream 2

The Biden administration surprised many last week in granting a sanctions waiver to the company building the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany

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14:20
Date:
    25 May 2021
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    Commodities Focus
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US gasoline demand rising ahead of expected summer travel boom

US gasoline demand has been picking up as the country opens up from the coronavirus lockdowns. Gasoline inventories are tight, especially on the US Atlantic Coast following the recent Colonial Pipeline outage, but refiners are ramping...

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14:59
Date:
    24 May 2021
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    Capitol Crude
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Independent US oil, gas drillers fight higher taxes, leasing ban

The White House and Democrats in Congress are looking at a number of ways to increase taxes and federal revenues from the oil and gas industry as part of their climate and clean energy agenda

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17:25
Date:
    20 May 2021
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    Oil Markets
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Road fuels in the balance on Colonial Pipeline and Covid recovery

While the May 7 outage of the Colonial Pipeline prompted fears of fuel shortages on the US Atlantic Coast, it also led to talk of extra gasoline and diesel moving from Europe

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12:59
Date:
    18 May 2021
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    Commodities Focus
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North American midstream sector stresses need for strengthening infrastructure reliability

Operators of pipelines and liquefaction terminals that were able to deliver supplies during the February freeze in Texas were rewarded with strong first-quarter profits, while those that had difficulty were saddled with higher costs...

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10:55
Date:
    17 May 2021
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    Capitol Crude
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Iran talks, US sanctions, OPEC+ supply balancing dominate oil market geopolitics

We're sizing up some of the top geopolitical factors influencing oil markets with Paul Sheldon, chief geopolitical adviser for S&P Global Platts Analytics. The US and Iran entered a fourth round of indirect talks in Vienna this month

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16:57
Date:
    13 May 2021
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    Oil Markets
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US Gulf Coast crude differentials linger at pre-pandemic levels

Global crude prices have staged an impressive rally, recovering to pre-COVID levels. However, many US Gulf Coast crude differentials and regional spreads are yet to normalize, raising the question if the 2020 demand shock and ongoing...

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17:26
Date:
    11 May 2021
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    Capitol Crude
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US pipelines wake up to cyberthreats after Colonial shutdown exposes vulnerabilities

Will the cyberattack that forced the largest US oil pipeline to shut down for days be a wake-up call for the industry to rapidly shore up its cyber defenses? On this special episode, we have two interviews from cybersecurity experts

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26:15
Date:
    11 May 2021
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    Platts Future Energy
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China's climate conundrum: Carbon neutrality 2060 and its implications for fossil fuels

China has laid out some lofty goals for its climate action. In September 2020, it pledged that it would peak its carbon dioxide emissions before 2030 and hit carbon neutrality before 2060

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32:02
Date:
    10 May 2021
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    Capitol Crude
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ESG pressure builds on energy sector as investors, lawmakers raise climate goals

Just how realistic are the ESG goals being set each quarter by US energy producers in the face of rising pressure from investors, banks and the government to become more environmentally sustainable ? The Biden administration has...

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21:13
Date:
    06 May 2021
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    Commodities Focus
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Cost concerns, policy factors, competition pose challenges for US nuclear fleet

The US has the world's largest nuclear generation footprint and has witnessed early retirement of nuclear plants, due in part to low natural gas prices as well as declining costs of wind and solar technologies, as well as policy...

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15:55
Date:
    06 May 2021
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    Oil Markets
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Will vaccine passports bring the jet fuel market back to life?

While the European jet fuel market has yet to recover from the pandemic and continues to trade at low cash premiums, will demand for aviation fuel be boosted by the upcoming easing of travel restrictions within Europe and the potential...

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11:21
Date:
    04 May 2021
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    Capitol Crude
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Will Biden’s review of oil, gas leasing turn into a drilling ban?

The US Interior Department has approved more than 500 drilling permits on federal lands and waters since January, despite the Biden administration's halt to new lease sales

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15:22
Date:
    03 May 2021
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    Capitol Crude
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Battered North Dakota oil sector waits for Dakota Access ruling, Interior leasing review

The Dakota Access Pipeline returns to court today for a pivotal hearing. The Biden administration has been asked by the federal judge in the case to disclose whether it supports an immediate shutdown of the pipeline while the Army...

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12:50
Date:
    29 Apr 2021
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    Commodities Focus
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Unrelenting petcoke prices stifle global demand, consumers look elsewhere

Petcoke prices out of the US Gulf have doubled since this time last year. Prices continue to rise amid tight supply, and volatile freight markets within the region add fuel to the flames

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10:14
Date:
    29 Apr 2021
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    Oil Markets
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India in focus: Oil demand concerns and weathering the COVID-19 storm

The astronomical surge in India's COVID-19 cases to record highs has baffled policymakers and overwhelmed the country’s medical infrastructure

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29:26
Date:
    28 Apr 2021
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    Commodities Focus
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Are deepening shifts in Atlantic Basin clean tanker trade lanes the new normal?

Are recent shifts in Atlantic Basin products arbitrages an unusual pandemic feature or the new normal for clean tanker trade? And are the 38kt US Gulf Coast-to-Brazil and 37,000 mt UK Continent-West Africa freight runs the new...

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19:29
Date:
    26 Apr 2021
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Biden climate goals ignore oil demand outlook: Louisiana Senator Cassidy

Louisiana sits at the crossroads of US climate policy, from experiencing some of the earliest effects of rising sea levels and changing weather patterns to depending on fossil fuels for economic growth

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15:23
Date:
    23 Apr 2021
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    Commodities Focus
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From boom to superboom: Are Suez Canal misfortunes to blame for impending port delays?

Is the recent six-day Suez Canal blockage causing a spike in container box freight? And are the canal's misfortunes the only culprit for impending port delays, or the tip of the iceberg? It may be all too easy to blame the Ever Given...

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19:36
Date:
    22 Apr 2021
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    Platts Future Energy
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UK hydrogen’s blue vision

The UK’s hydrogen production landscape is littered with big natural gas-based CCS projects – why is this, and what does it say about renewable hydrogen’s immediate prospects? S&P Global Platts Zane McDonald, Jeff McDonald and Henry...

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21:32
Date:
    20 Apr 2021
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    Commodities Focus
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North American midstream sector looks ahead after Q1 impacted by weather

S&P Global Platts senior natural gas writer Harry Weber and S&P Global Market Intelligence midstream finance reporter Allison Good preview with senior digital editor Jason Lindquist the upcoming release of first-quarter earnings...

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13:35
Date:
    20 Apr 2021
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    Oil Markets
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How the divergence between gasoline and diesel is boosting low sulfur VGO

While the European gasoline market has been increasing strengthening versus its middle distillates counterpart, weighed down by COVID-19 restrictions in Europe, this has in turn led to a growing divergence between prices of low-sulfur...

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10:57
Date:
    19 Apr 2021
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    Capitol Crude
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Changes to pricing, regulations key to boosting oil production in Argentina

Argentina's oil production has been on the rise this year, recovering from the demand and price impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. Oil output climbed to 492,000 b/d in February, up from 446,000 b/d in May

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25:00
Date:
    16 Apr 2021
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    Commodities Focus
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New regulations have broad implications for Mexico's midstream, power sectors

The Mexican government has recently issued a spate of regulations in the midstream and power sectors that have had broad implications

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7651951
Date:
    15 Apr 2021
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    Oil Markets
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US gasoline markets continue to feel effects of Texas freeze

Soybean futures continue to support RVO prices as the US market awaits a Supreme Court decision to determine the future of small refinery exemptions

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12:19
Date:
    14 Apr 2021
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    Commodities Focus
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Agricultural commodities reap the whirlwind of container shortages

Container shortages and high freight rates have proven to be a major hurdle for international trade in the last six months. Nowhere has this been more so than for various agricultural products

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15:18
Date:
    13 Apr 2021
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    Commodities Focus
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A new chapter for oil, with IEA’s Toril Bosoni

The oil market is starting to face a new set of questions as it emerges from the pandemic and as energy transition momentum builds

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17:48
Date:
    13 Apr 2021
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    Platts Future Energy
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Nickel pig iron-matte conversion could be a game changer for the battery industry

The recent plans announced by China's Tsingshan to convert nickel pig iron (unsuitable for batteries ) into nickel matte (an intermediate for the production of battery-grade nickel sulfate) has shaken the market, causing nickel prices...

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32:25
Date:
    12 Apr 2021
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    Capitol Crude
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Opportunity zones offer benefits for US oil and gas producers, investors

Opportunity zones are tax-advantaged investment vehicles that grew out of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 to bring economic redevelopment to impoverished areas

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18:00