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Date:
    22 May 2020
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

US power sector known for reliability, contingency planning faces challenges from coronavirus

The US power sector is known for its high level of reliability and focus on contingency planning and redundancies, but what happens when working next to your colleague suddenly becomes a health hazard? Scott Aaronson , vice president...

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Length:
19:37
Date:
    21 May 2020
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

US wind industry has enjoyed rapid growth, but sees disruptions from coronavirus

Renewable energy continues to grow at a rapid pace in the power markets. Tom Kiernan , CEO of the American Wind Energy Association , talks with Manan Ahuja, senior director, North America power analytics, S&P Global Platts, about the...

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Length:
23:44
Date:
    21 May 2020
Series:
    Oil Markets
Podcast Title:

Green shoots for jet fuel in sight at the IATA conference

There are some that say the aviation sector is on life-support but industry participants are already looking to signs of recovery, with no sign of ditching previously established environmental targets, jet fuel reporters Gary Clark and...

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Length:
18:14
Date:
    19 May 2020
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

Back in black: The oil market’s way forward

After a historic collapse into negative territory, oil prices have rebounded on the backs of OPEC+ production cuts and the first glimmers of an economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic

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Length:
21:13
Date:
    18 May 2020
Series:
    Capitol Crude
Podcast Title:

Can Congress find room for fossil fuels and green incentives in stimulus talks?

The US House of Representatives has passed the $3 trillion HEROES stimulus package with barely a mention of the energy sector. The legislation is going nowhere in its current form after Senate Republicans dismissed it out of hand and...

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Length:
23:13
Date:
    15 May 2020
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

Market stress leads to dim near-term outlook across North American midstream gas sector

S&P Global Platts senior natural gas writer Harry Weber and S&P Global Market Intelligence midstream finance reporter Allison Good analyze the just-completed release of first-quarter earnings results by companies in the midstream...

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Length:
14:29
Date:
    15 May 2020
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

US power markets expected to rebound as coronavirus orders are phased out

As states begin to lift coronavirus pandemic stay-home orders and business start the process of reopening, power load is expected to slowly rebound from the increase in commercial demand

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Length:
23:16
Date:
    14 May 2020
Series:
    Oil Markets
Podcast Title:

Rising hygiene products demand and falling naphtha prices present opportunities for petchems

Falling values for naphtha are stimulating margins for some petrochemical manufacturers, as COVID-19 sends people rushing to buy hand sanitizer and disposable plastics

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Length:
15:11
Date:
    14 May 2020
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

PVC markets feeling the force of pandemic's global impact

Demand destruction from shutdowns designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic has put PVC, a construction staple, through the ringer in recent months

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Length:
20:16
Date:
    13 May 2020
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

Battery technology to play an important part of broader energy transition

Battery technology for electric vehicles and energy storage will play an important part of the broader energy transition. Key topics include understanding cost trends and competitivenes of these technologies and challenges ahead for...

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Length:
20:01
Date:
    13 May 2020
Series:
    Oil Markets
Podcast Title:

Oil Markets extra: How do benchmarks cope in times of market stress?

In this special bonus episode of S&P Global Platts Oil Markets podcast, Dave Ernsberger, head of pricing and market insight, discusses with Joel how commodity and energy benchmarks are faring amid the coronavirus outbreak, and Platts’...

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Length:
31:01
Date:
    13 May 2020
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

There are bright spots for commodities: Jim Rogers

Will commodity markets ever be the same again? Global investor Jim Rogers , chairman of Beeland Interests Inc., talks to Sambit Mohanty , S&P Global Platts senior editor, to discuss what lies ahead for commodity markets, where the...

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Length:
13:50
Date:
    12 May 2020
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

Heavy-duty trucks, buses offer fuel switching opportunities for hydrogen: Hyzon CTO

New fuel cell electric vehicle manufacturer Hyzon Motors has made rapid progress since forming in March, already signing an MOU with a UK partner to deliver 1,000 hydrogen fuelled buses

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Length:
24:37
Date:
    11 May 2020
Series:
    Capitol Crude
Podcast Title:

Are banks freezing out the US upstream over climate or economic concerns?

Plunging demand, collapsing prices and a reeling global economy are creating an extremely tough climate for the US upstream oil and gas sector

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Length:
20:23
Date:
    08 May 2020
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

Q1 earnings provide snapshot of pandemic's impact on oil sector, hint at what's to come

It's been a chaotic couple of months for the global commodities markets, and the oil sector has been on the firing line of the price and demand collapse resulting from the coronavirus pandemic

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Length:
24:38
Date:
    07 May 2020
Series:
    Oil Markets
Podcast Title:

More turbulence ahead for jet fuel as forward structure gives a grim outlook

The malaise in jet fuel and air traffic is grounding airmail and the outlook seems bleak for airlines as the contango in jet fuel stretches out ever further

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Length:
11:55
Date:
    06 May 2020
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

LNG market disruption pushes developers to defer decisions on new liquefaction projects

S&P Global Platts senior natural gas writer Harry Weber and S&P Global Platts Analytics head of gas and power Ira Joseph discuss the latest developments in the global LNG market as the weak price environment continues and project...

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Length:
30:52
Date:
    05 May 2020
Series:
    Battery Metals
Podcast Title:

Cobalt in the time of Corona: refining, mining and pricing

S&P Global Platts Battery Metals podcast looks at how cobalt markets are faring during the current coronavirus pandemic. Emmanuel Latham is joined by Battery Metals editor Melvin Goh to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on Chinese cobalt...

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Length:
12:14
Date:
    04 May 2020
Series:
    Capitol Crude
Podcast Title:

Why US oil sector relief may require green energy dealmaking

US President Donald Trump has promised relief to the ailing oil and gas sector, and it's not yet clear if the recently expanded Federal Reserve lending program is the full extent of that aid

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Length:
15:02
Date:
    01 May 2020
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

US natural gas market buffeted by global crude oil, LNG headwinds

US natural gas prices have long been primarily determined by domestic supply and demand dynamics; however, with the rise of associated gas production in prolific basins like the Permian and the buildout of substantial LNG export...

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13:37
Date:
    01 May 2020
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

A conversation with the LME's Matthew Chamberlain

S&P Global Platts got the chance to interview Matthew Chamberlain, CEO of the London Metal Exchange, and the youngest one in history

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Length:
12:36
Date:
    30 Apr 2020
Series:
    Oil Markets
Podcast Title:

When it comes to crude, Chinese buyers are spoilt for choice

There has been unprecedented demand destruction in Asia as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, causing many refiners to cut run rates

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Length:
05:01
Date:
    29 Apr 2020
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

Europe's steel industry battles with supply and demand during COVID-19

Europe is slowly coming out of lockdown and steel mills in Southern Europe can gradually ramp up production again. The steel market is however still far away from a healthy supply and demand balance - with prices dipping and production...

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Length:
10:02
Date:
    28 Apr 2020
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

Out of the frying pan: Global veg oils markets wrestle with COVID-19 disruptions

Supply and demand in the global vegetable oils markets have both shifted in response to the coronavirus crisis, resulting in increasingly complex and unpredictable price trends

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Length:
15:37
Date:
    27 Apr 2020
Series:
    Capitol Crude
Podcast Title:

US refiners defend surge of Saudi crude heading for US ports

A surge of Saudi crude is heading for US ports, the result of the OPEC heavyweight slashing its April selling prices during the thick of its price war with Russia last month

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Length:
17:21
Date:
    24 Apr 2020
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

Pandemic oil markets have products tankers buzzing

Pandemic oil demand destruction has converted clean products tankers into offshore storage containers as onshore storage is approaching tank top

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Length:
18:23
Date:
    23 Apr 2020
Series:
    Oil Markets
Podcast Title:

A difficult road ahead for diesel

The European diesel markets are in turmoil: demand has crashed – taking prices with it – and storage is filling up fast. Could we see a repeat of negative oil prices as we have seen in the US crude markets? In this episode, S&P Global...

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Length:
17:49
Date:
    22 Apr 2020
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

Coal markets struggle as mines are suspended worldwide

Coal markets are giving way to the coronavirus pandemic as cascaded demand and international government regulations left producers presented with the complex decision to slash supply

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Length:
20:21
Date:
    21 Apr 2020
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

Renewable curtailments in California increase as demand drops due to coronavirus

California is showing significant power price drops as a result of oversupply, congestion and decreasing demand, with renewable curtailments increasing

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Length:
8:29
Date:
    20 Apr 2020
Series:
    Capitol Crude
Podcast Title:

Sizing up oil demand recovery scenarios after a shocking spring

With the world locked down for the coronavirus, global oil demand is seeing its sharpest plunge on record. Current estimates have 2020 oil demand contracting by as little as 6.8 million b/d, as predicted by OPEC, to as much as 9

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Length:
16:24
Date:
    17 Apr 2020
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

Coronavirus poses dim near-term outlook for North American midstream sector

S&P Global Platts senior natural gas writer Harry Weber and S&P Global Market Intelligence midstream finance reporter Allison Good preview the upcoming release of first-quarter earnings results by companies in the North American...

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Length:
12:00
Date:
    17 Apr 2020
Series:
    Oil Markets
Podcast Title:

Oil products struggle as IEA slashes refinery throughput forecast

Oil products are succumbing to record breaking lows, with jet cracks entering record-breaking and negative territory, and refineries are presented with complex decisions as a result of COVID-19

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Length:
13:17
Date:
    15 Apr 2020
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

Oversupply, coronavirus put US crude oil storage in the spotlight

US crude storage has quickly become an overwhelmingly important issue as the global market continues to grapple with an oversupply of crude and dramatically dwindling demand in light of the coronavirus pandemic

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Length:
15:35
Date:
    15 Apr 2020
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

Insight Conversation: Jeff Currie, Goldman Sachs

Global demand for commodities has been obliterated. From copper as a barometer of the global economy to oil as a potential inflation hedge, no commodity has escaped the impact of coronavirus

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Length:
25:33
Date:
    14 Apr 2020
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

Coronavirus impacts power fundamentals across the world, with implications for North America

US power markets are following similar trends from Asia and Europe following the coronavirus track, which is creating supply and demand challenges

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Length:
21:13
Date:
    13 Apr 2020
Series:
    Capitol Crude
Podcast Title:

Has Trump found religion on low oil prices?

President Donald Trump once saw gasoline prices below $1/gallon one of his greatest assets in his re-election campaign, but low oil prices have pushed US shale and American energy dominance to the brink of collapse and his views have...

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Length:
18:45
Date:
    09 Apr 2020
Series:
    Oil Markets
Podcast Title:

Coronavirus hits North Sea crude production and prices

COVID-19 has crushed crude prices and is now closing North Sea oil fields. S&P Global Platts reporters Nick Coleman and Emma Kettley share their views with Joel Hanley, explaining the key logistical dependencies, and the differing...

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19:55
Date:
    07 Apr 2020
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

North American LNG exporters face difficult test as price plunge sets new lows

S&P Gloal Platts senior natural gas writer Harry Weber and S&P Global Market Intelligence natural gas reporter Corey Paul discuss with Platts senior digital editor Jason Lindquist current trends in the North American and global LNG...

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19:15
Date:
    07 Apr 2020
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

The impact of COVID-19 on the ethylene and petchems markets

With COVID-19 lockdowns in Europe rapidly bringing the petrochemical demand into a lull, pressure on the upstream naphtha market has become two-fold in the recent weeks

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12:21
Date:
    07 Apr 2020
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

COVID-19, weather conditions, market fundamentals leave corn markets in turmoil

S&P Global Platts agriculture specialists Liz Thang, Rafael Savoia, Sergio Alvarado, and Andrei Agapi examine the factors driving corn prices as trading communities in Asia and the Americas try to manage market volatility and logistics...

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17:02
Date:
    06 Apr 2020
Series:
    Capitol Crude
Podcast Title:

OPEC returns as US price punching bag, but can any cut reverse price collapse?

OPEC, primarily Saudi Arabia, has found blame for the recent price collapse, with calls from the US Congress for tariffs, import bans and sanctions

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15:28
Date:
    03 Apr 2020
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

'Cheap oil' takes VLCC freight for a bull ride on floating storage play

The tsunami of IMO 2020 turned into a tidal wave of cheap oil as producers flood the crude oil market and refiners cut runs amid the COVID-19 demand destruction

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12:29
Date:
    03 Apr 2020
Series:
    Oil Markets
Podcast Title:

Lockdowns and light ends: Asia gasoline, LPG demand slump as COVID-19 pandemic bites

Nationwide lockdowns imposed by governments in the race to contain the spread of COVID-19 have in turn dampened economies and triggered severe demand destruction on refined oil products

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Length:
09:34
Date:
    02 Apr 2020
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

Shades of the Past: US natural gas prices plunge to levels last seen in March 2016

The US gas market has fallen to pricing levels last seen in March 2016 amid record-high US gas production, a weak demand outlook, and storage above the five-year average

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Length:
18:48
Date:
    01 Apr 2020
Series:
    Capitol Crude
Podcast Title:

Oil-state senators tell Trump to turn up pressure on Saudi/Russian price war

US lawmakers from oil-producing states are trying to increase pressure on the White House to do something to help drillers getting hammered by plummeting prices -- from aggressive diplomacy to banning crude imports

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17:37
Date:
    31 Mar 2020
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

With production cutbacks in autos and aerospace, coronavirus hits aluminum

Metals like aluminum and steel had been relatively unaffected as COVID-19 began to spread in the US, but the shift came as automakers – including The Big 3 and others – announced temporary production stoppages in North America

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Length:
10:00
Date:
    31 Mar 2020
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

Are there signs of economic recovery in the shipping markets?

The shipping markets are often considered a bellwether of global trade, and the dry bulk and container markets are on their knees due to the coronavirus pandemic

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Length:
07:55
Date:
    30 Mar 2020
Series:
    Capitol Crude
Podcast Title:

With oil demand in free fall, Trump administration has few answers for US shale

The consequences of this will likely last years. In the midst of a price war, global oil demand is in a free fall. The spread of the coronavirus has left 3 billion people worldwide unable to get on a plane, drive to work or go anywhere...

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Length:
16:00
Date:
    27 Mar 2020
Series:
    Battery Metals
Podcast Title:

Lithium demand heads for 2020 decline as market feels effects of coronavirus

Joe Lowry of Global Lithium -- known as "Mr. Lithium" -- forecasts lithium demand to fall in 2020 compared with 2019, the first annual decrease in many years

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Length:
28:46
Date:
    27 Mar 2020
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

Falling number: European wheat in a new price environment

Global commodity markets have been hit by a combination of the oil price war and the coronavirus pandemic, and European wheat is no exception

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Length:
11:55
Date:
    26 Mar 2020
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

Efforts to combat coronavirus lead to changes for US power markets

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted all aspects of daily life and US power markets are not immune. With the majority of people staying at home, per recommendations to stop the spread of the disease, grid operators are keeping a close...

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Length:
19:42
Date:
    26 Mar 2020
Series:
    Oil Markets
Podcast Title:

Crude oil markets and coronavirus face off

With the OPEC+ agreement in tatters and COVID-19 destroying demand, the crude oil markets are in turmoil. Prices have fallen over 70% since October but is there any upside in the short term, and where can the glut go? Platts reporters...

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Length:
12:06
Date:
    24 Mar 2020
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

US distillate prices in free fall amid coronavirus outbreak

Cash prices for US diesel and jet fuel markets have been under heavy pressure since the coronavirus outbreak hit the US. Jet fuel has seen the worst impact, with prices falling to multiyear lows

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14:21
Date:
    24 Mar 2020
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

Oil price crash and COVID-19: A two-pronged impact on global petrochemical markets

S&P Global Platts market specialists Kirsten Hays, Eric Su, and Simon Price join associate director Vanessa Ronsisvalle to give a global view on how the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the recent oil price crash are affecting...

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Length:
16:57
Date:
    23 Mar 2020
Series:
    Oil Markets
Podcast Title:

Coronavirus forces jet market collapse

COVID-19 has crushed demand and prices of jet fuel around the world. What can be done with all that extra jet fuel, and what are the prospects for airlines as they struggle to stay viable? S&P Global Platts reporters Gary Clark and...

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11:13
Date:
    23 Mar 2020
Series:
    Capitol Crude
Podcast Title:

A price collapse breaks a fragile US shale sector -- can it be fixed?

As oil prices dipped to levels not seen in nearly two decades, US shale operators slashed budgets and rig counts and braced for a hellish few months, if not years

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Length:
9:41
Date:
    20 Mar 2020
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

Steel market adapts to rapid changes as coronavirus spreads across US

Unlike other commodities sectors, the domestic steel market seemed to be largely immune during the first few weeks of Covid-19’s spread across the US

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12:07
Date:
    20 Mar 2020
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

China's tax rebate a welcome relief to domestic producers, but bunkering hub aspirations still far from reality

China's long-awaited value-added-tax rebate on fuel oil paved the way for domestic producers to supply bunker fuel to ships plying international routes at Chinese ports

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08:11
Date:
    19 Mar 2020
Series:
    Capitol Crude
Podcast Title:

Will Trump's plan to fill the SPR be enough of a lifeline for US producers?

US Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette joined Capitol Crude hours after his department announced it was seeking an initial 30 million barrels of US crude oil to store in the country's emergency stockpile

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11:29
Date:
    18 Mar 2020
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

Sugar in the time of coronavirus

With commodities weakening on the back of the coronavirus epidemic and the oil price crash, Robert Beaman of S&P Global Platts talks to sugar specialists Nicolle Monteiro de Castro and Beatriz Pupo about the impact on the Brazilian...

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18:24
Date:
    17 Mar 2020
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

Pessimism spreads in US LNG sector as coronavirus exacerbates market woes

US LNG developers face challenges advancing any new export projects this year amid the escalating coronavirus outbreak, which has exacerbated the drop in global demand that has already led to record-low prices in Asia

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11:23
Date:
    15 Mar 2020
Series:
    Capitol Crude
Podcast Title:

US crude exports in the crosshairs of plunging oil demand, global supply glut

The fallout from the coronavirus and the collapse of the OPEC+ supply cut agreement have dealt US shale producers a massive blow. How the sector ultimately fares might depend on where US oil exports are headed

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25:37
Date:
    13 Mar 2020
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

Part 2: Plunging oil prices, pandemic having dramatic downstream impact

With oil prices off roughly 30% in the past week in face of falling demand triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, impacts in the downstream are far-reaching

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20:14
Date:
    12 Mar 2020
Series:
    Commodities Focus
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Part 1: Volatility in global markets creates havoc for upstream US oil, gas and LNG

The ongoing and extreme volatility in world oil markets has triggered a range of industry dynamics in the US. Editors from S&P Global Platts and S&P Global Market Intelligence examine the latest market news, with a particular focus on...

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11:43
Date:
    11 Mar 2020
Series:
    Oil Markets
Podcast Title:

Oil Markets extra: What does the sustainability shift mean for oil and gas?

In an extended Oil Markets podcast, we present a panel discussion on the energy transition and its impact on oil and gas companies, recorded at this year’s S&P Global Platts London Oil & Energy Forum

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42:09
Date:
    11 Mar 2020
Series:
    Commodities Focus
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Asian naphtha reels from fall in China's petrochemical consumption, import demand

S&P Global Platts refined products experts Wendy Cheong and Wanda Wang focus on the impact of lockdown policies in parts of China on petrochemical deliveries, the buildup in stocks, and the effect on the Asian naptha market

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06:31
Date:
    09 Mar 2020
Series:
    Capitol Crude
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If the US no longer needs Saudi oil, does it need Saudi Arabia?

The relationship between the US and Saudi Arabia is ... complicated. For decades, the US has depended on the Saudis for crude oil exports and the Saudis have depended on the US for military protection

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25:04
Date:
    05 Mar 2020
Series:
    Battery Metals
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China battery metals sector remains optimistic about 2020 demand despite soft Q1

In this episode of the S&P Global Platts Battery Metals podcast, Platts head of APAC Metals Insights Paul Bartholomew, analyst Lucy Tang, and associate editor Joyce Zhang discuss how the coronavirus outbreak is affecting China's...

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09:35
Date:
    04 Mar 2020
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    Commodities Focus
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FERC's expansion of minimum offer price rule sets off scramble to assess impacts

Clean energy resource capacity in PJM Interconnection states has been increasing in recent years, often spurred by state programs that provide financial support

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20:24
Date:
    04 Mar 2020
Series:
    Oil Markets
Podcast Title:

IP Week vs COVID-19

International Petroleum Week is supposed to be a week of business and parties, but what happens when a virus outbreak threatens more disruption than environmental protesters could ever have hoped for? S&P Global Platts Global Head of...

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25:05
Date:
    02 Mar 2020
Series:
    Capitol Crude
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Oil supply disruptions are many, but demand rules prices

Seemingly long-term US sanctions on oil flows out of Iran and Venezuela, a blockade in Libya with no end in sight, and even more production cuts from the OPEC+ coalition expected this week are adding up to a loss of roughly 6% of...

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20:00
Date:
    28 Feb 2020
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    Oil Markets
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Post-IMO 2020: Asia Marine Fuel 0.5% valuations on a roller-coaster ride

S&P Global Platts refined oil products experts Atsuko Kawasaki, Amy Tan, and Rajesh Nair examine the rapidly changing fortunes of the Asian Marine Fuel 0

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11:33
Date:
    27 Feb 2020
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    Commodities Focus
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Waiting for rain: rice prices rise as Thai drought bites

Amid prolonged drought in Thailand, the latest S&P Global Platts Commodities Focus podcast investigates the damage to the country’s vital agriculture sector

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    26 Feb 2020
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    Commodities Focus
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Unpacking the impact of COVID-19 on China's thermal coal, LNG markets

S&P Global Platts editor Eric Yep and pricing specialists Fred Wang and Srijan Kanoi examine the impact of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, on China's coal and LNG markets, and take a look at potential demand centers that could absorb...

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Length:
11:45
Date:
    25 Feb 2020
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

Costing sustainable hydrogen: prices, pathways and policies

Hydrogen is seen across all sectors of the economy, from transportation to industry, power generation and domestic heat, as a potential decarbonisation tool

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Length:
10:58
Date:
    24 Feb 2020
Series:
    Capitol Crude
Podcast Title:

The future of liquid fuels in an energy transition

As investors and consumers demand more focus on sustainability, the oil industry is feeling the pressure. What will an energy transition mean for liquid fuel use, and will oil refiners be able to respond to radical shifts in demand in...

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17:40
Date:
    20 Feb 2020
Series:
    Oil Markets
Podcast Title:

Greener opportunities for jet fuel

Growing environmental scrutiny upon the aviation sector is shining a light on its carbon footprint. Tune into jet fuel specialist Emma Thomas and biofuel specialist Huw Shortland as they discuss the latest developments with Platts...

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Length:
19:31
Date:
    18 Feb 2020
Series:
    Commodities Focus
Podcast Title:

Sparking the transition: finding a home for new gas supply to 2025

With natural gas prices bumping down to record lows and supplies set to increase in the coming years, sellers of gas into Europe are keeping everything crossed that coal and nuclear closures will galvanize a new dash-for-gas in...

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Date:
    18 Feb 2020
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    Commodities Focus
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India's steel sector: turning a corner or facing more hurdles ahead?

With India's domestic steel prices staging a recovery, steelmakers have shifted their focus to their home markets. However, they remain cautious about any repercussions from COVID-19, fundamentally slow demand growth, an uninspiring...

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Length:
09:20
Date:
    18 Feb 2020
Series:
    Capitol Crude
Podcast Title:

A national climate policy or US energy dominance?

Even with the Democratic candidate still uncertain, this November’s US presidential election presents two distinctly divergent paths forward for global oil policy, David Goldwyn says on today’s Platts Capitol Crude podcast

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Length:
23:51
Date:
    13 Feb 2020
Series:
    Oil Markets
Podcast Title:

Refining maintenance

While oil refineries should be enjoying a relatively low crude oil price, the COVID-19 virus has hit demand in some regions. Can refiners use this time to overhaul their plants and make the most of the downturn? Elza Turner and Joel...

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    13 Feb 2020
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    Commodities Focus
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COVID-19 crushing China's steel and iron ore demand

Steel and raw materials markets have been particularly affected by the coronavirus, as two of the key demand sectors – construction and manufacturing – remain in limbo awaiting workers to return

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09:38
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    12 Feb 2020
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    Commodities Focus
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Geopolitics, coronavirus foul IMO 2020 tanker owner freight negotiations

A little over a month into the IMO 2020 switch from 3.5% to 0.5% sulfur bunker fuels, the lifting of US sanctions on COSCO-owned tankers and dented crude oil and jet fuel demand due to the coronavirus outbreak had tanker freight take a...

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12:32
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    11 Feb 2020
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    Commodities Focus
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Oiling the gears of the vegetable oil complex

From the bursting bubble of palm oil prices, to the soybean harvests of South America and the far-reaching impact of the coronavirus , the global vegetable oil markets are multi-faceted and dynamic

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23:10
Date:
    10 Feb 2020
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    Capitol Crude
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Alberta pumps record oil output as premier looks to end supply cuts

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney hopes to end his government's oil production curtailments this year as rail and pipeline capacity expand to handle the full supply

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26:50
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    07 Feb 2020
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    Commodities Focus
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Demand dive, price shocks dominate commodity markets hit by coronavirus impact

The coronavirus outbreak, which has been declared by the World Health Organization as a global health emergency, is expected to slowdown economic growth in China, the world's largest crude oil, iron ore and soybean importer, and steel...

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18:04
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    06 Feb 2020
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    Commodities Focus
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Trading structure, pricing dynamics shift in Brazilian fuel market

Brazil, the largest fuel consumer in South America, has been going through many changes in fuel consumption and pricing dynamics

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13:40
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    06 Feb 2020
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    Oil Markets
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Coronavirus reshapes the oil balances

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus has been dominating the news agenda, with the World Health Organization, governments and OPEC scrambling to find a response

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16:37
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    04 Feb 2020
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    Battery Metals
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What's in store for Nickel over 2020?

The S&P Global Platts Battery Metals podcast kicks off 2020 with a deep dive into nickel. Platts Editor Henrique Ribeiro is joined by Jason Sappor, nickel analyst at S&P Global Market Intelligence , to discuss his expectations for the...

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12:23
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    04 Feb 2020
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    Commodities Focus
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New challenges loom for US power markets

A new decade is bringing new challenges for US power markets. The renewables buildout continues to disrupt the market in ways never seen before, mild winter weather and very weak natural gas prices have depressed power prices, and the...

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14:58
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    04 Feb 2020
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    Commodities Focus
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North Asian refiners adapt to changing refining margins

A spike in demand for 0.5% marine fuel, following the implementation of the International Maritime Organization's sulfur cap from January 1, has led margins for low sulfur material to surge

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10:52
Date:
    03 Feb 2020
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    Capitol Crude
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Can Western companies save Venezuela’s oil sector? Do they want to?

After more than a year of crippling US sanctions, Venezuela’s once-thriving oil sector is a shell of its former self: its output just a fraction of its peak, its state-run oil company toxic to international investors, its pipelines...

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17:38
Date:
    31 Jan 2020
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    Commodities Focus
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Global Power Podcast: Signposts of the energy transition and meeting 2-degree targets

In light of the proposed Green Deal to make Europe carbon neutral by 2050, it is clear that the energy transition is on the forefront of policymakers’ minds

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10:19
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, EMEA, Global
Date:
    31 Jan 2020
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    Oil Markets
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Coronavirus fears sends jitters across Asia Pacific crude market following record premiums

The start of the year sees new record premiums for Asia-Pacific crude with IMO 2020 kicking in, and amid fewer supply from Libya. But sentiment in the market could be weighed down by the coronavirus outbreak gripping commodity markets

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05:40
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    30 Jan 2020
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    Commodities Focus
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The Wuhan Ban: The coronavirus and IMO 2020 stifle the shipping markets

We’re one month into the new IMO 2020 sulphur cap and Container Editor George Griffiths and Dry Bulk Editor Sam Eckett look at how the container and dry bulk freight markets are reacting at this time, whilst keeping a fairweather eye...

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10:19
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    28 Jan 2020
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    Commodities Focus
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One year later, US sanctions on Venezuela's PDVSA have had wide market impact

January 28 marks the one-year anniversary of sanctions imposed by the US Department of Treasury on Venezuela's state-run oil producer, PDVSA, which has been translated as a de facto ban on Venezuelan crude exports to the US market

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16:26
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    28 Jan 2020
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    Commodities Focus
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Using RED to go green: ethanol market picks up speed

With 2020 bringing increased blending and greenhouse gas saving mandates to the EU biofuels market, the latest S&P Global Platts Commodities Focus podcast looks at why the ethanol market exists and how EU ethanol mandates filter...

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13:31
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    27 Jan 2020
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    Capitol Crude
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After underwhelming investors for years, can oil companies boost shareholder returns?

When it comes to total shareholder return, oil and gas companies have performed the worst of any industry over the past five years, according to a new report from the Boston Consulting Group

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26:02
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    24 Jan 2020
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    Commodities Focus
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Uncertainty remains for US LNG project developers following initial China trade deal

S&P Global Platts senior natural gas writer Harry Weber and S&P Global Market Intelligence natural gas reporter Corey Paul discuss with Platts head of Americas gas news Joe Fisher the outlook for US LNG export projects following the...

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21:05
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    24 Jan 2020
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    Commodities Focus
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What's in store for China's steel production in 2020?

Chinese crude steel production had a bumper year in 2019, rising 8.3% to just short of 1 billion mt, according to the National Bureau of Statistics

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07:34
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    23 Jan 2020
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    Oil Markets
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All eyes on Russia’s new government and oil policies

As Russian President Vladimir Putin makes sweeping changes to his government, Platts Russia specialists Elza Turner and Rosemary Griffin tell Joel Hanley how these changes might affect the country’s oil production and involvement in...

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    22 Jan 2020
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    Commodities Focus
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A respite without a resolution for commodity markets after initial US-China trade deal

An initial trade agreement between the US and China signed by officials from both countries January 15 could change the landscape for commodities markets that have been roiled by punishing tit-for-tat tariffs over the last 18 months

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29:05
Date:
    21 Jan 2020
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    Commodities Focus
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How caustic soda market fundamentals reflect the global economic uncertainty

Caustic soda is considered a major economic indicator for manufacturing, which is why its weaker pricing was among many indicators of economic slowdowns in China and Europe last year

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14:21
Date:
    17 Jan 2020
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    Capitol Crude
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Where has the oil market's risk premium gone?

Record supply disruptions in an already well supplied market may have contributed to the departure of a true risk premium in the oil market, Paul Sheldon , chief geopolitical advisor with S&P Global Platts Analytics tells Platts...

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7:34
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    17 Jan 2020
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    Commodities Focus
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Unpacking the US-China phase 1 trade deal and what it means for Brazil and US soybean exports

With details still scarce on the US-China trade deal, markets' initial reaction was underwhelming. This indicates that the highly anticipated deal did not deliver on market expectations

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16:45
Date:
    16 Jan 2020
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    Oil Markets
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Firm naphtha squeezes plastics producers

Price rises in the European naphtha market and growing tightness in propane are putting pressure on petrochemicals producers, who face trouble downstream from US producers sending product to Europe instead of China, as the US-China...

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11:27
Date:
    14 Jan 2020
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    Commodities Focus
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What the coal-to-gas switching means for the European energy mix

Pressure on plummeting coal prices could cascade throughout 2020 as unprecedented events within the wider energy markets have helped the energy mix to connect like never before

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05:18
Date:
    13 Jan 2020
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    Capitol Crude
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Is peak Permian output nearing as capital flight risk looms?

As rising US oil production allows the Trump administration to rewrite foreign policy, what if projections for its continued growth are wrong? Adam Waterous , CEO of Waterous Energy Fund , thinks North American oil and gas producers...

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20:23
Date:
    08 Jan 2020
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    Oil Markets
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Sour potential for Middle Eastern crude flows amid US-Iran tensions

Pressure on availability of sour crude could be brewing amid tension in the Middle East, with the potential for US involvement in the area to result in sanctions on Iraqi exports

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18:48
Date:
    03 Jan 2020
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    Capitol Crude
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Soleimani has been killed, how will Iran respond?

Crude prices have surged, Iran has vowed revenge and analysts expect another attack on energy infrastructure in the Middle East, potentially impacting global oil supply significantly in the near term

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17:49
Date:
    30 Dec 2019
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    Capitol Crude
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Should the US government spend much, much more on carbon capture?

Carbon-capture projects are not economically viable at the moment and will need a major increase in government spending for wide-scale deployment, says John Minge, former chairman and president of BP America

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14:49
Date:
    24 Dec 2019
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    Commodities Focus
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With first oil produced from Guyana's offshore, what does it mean for the markets?

The consortium of ExxonMobil, Hess and China's CNOOC recently announced that first oil was being produced from Guyana's offshore

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7:06
Date:
    23 Dec 2019
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    Capitol Crude
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Sizing up the oil market's top geopolitical risks in 2020

The oil market is closing out 2019 with a smaller geopolitical risk premium despite the September attack on Saudi Arabia's Abqaiq facility exposing a staggering supply vulnerability

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24:20
Date:
    20 Dec 2019
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Alumina oversupply looms in 2020

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    19 Dec 2019
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    Battery Metals
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2019: A formative year for battery metals

The December edition of S&P Global Platts Battery Metals podcast takes a look back on 2019. With the year coming to a close, the Battery Metals team explores the highs, lows and very lows that have been experienced over the last 12...

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13:18
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    17 Dec 2019
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    Commodities Focus
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US hydrogen market emerging around calls for decarbonization

As more US municipalities set ambitious goals to cut greenhouse gas emissions from power generation, transportation and other sectors, use cases for hydrogen are emerging that include fuel cells, direct burning in gas-fired turbines...

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17:45
Date:
    16 Dec 2019
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    Capitol Crude
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As majors move in, US shale’s growth spurt ends

US oil producers seem to be at an inflection point, where efficiency gains are waning, output growth is slowing and capital is drying up, Antoine Halff tells Platts Capitol Crude

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19:08
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    12 Dec 2019
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    Oil Markets
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French strikes hit oil industry

With industrial action seen across many industries in France, Platts reporters Virginie Malicier and John-Laurent Tronche tell Joel Hanley of the impact on the country’s refinery business and what it could mean for prices

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06:08
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    12 Dec 2019
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    Commodities Focus
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The Acceptance Stage: Global shipping markets face up to IMO 2020

In the final Shipping Commodities Focus podcast of 2019, S&P Global Platts editors George Griffiths and Sam Eckett discuss the state of the markets ahead of IMO 2020 ’s January 1 deadline

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08:04
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    11 Dec 2019
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    Commodities Focus
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Winter pricing insights: The new dynamics of US natural gas markets

With record-high production and unprecedented exposure to global markets through exports, US natural gas markets are in many ways heading into uncharted territory this winter

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18:41
Date:
    10 Dec 2019
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    Commodities Focus
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Off beet: where did Europe’s sugar surplus go?

Two consecutive campaigns of lower sugar production and trade deficits are forecast in the European sugar market. EMEA agriculture pricing lead Robert Beaman , global market development manager Piero Carello and sugar editor Thomas...

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14:20
Date:
    09 Dec 2019
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    Capitol Crude
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Will OPEC+ stick to its latest oil production cuts?

OPEC, Russia and its nine other oil-producing allies have agreed to fresh supply cuts, but how much compliance will they achieve in the next three months? Former Capitol Crude host Herman Wang returns with details of the deal struck in...

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6:03
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    05 Dec 2019
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    Oil Markets
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Fueling the future

As the clamor for greener fuels grows ever louder, bunker players are already looking forward to the next big thing. Platts bunker reporters Jack Jordan and Tom Washington discuss with Joel Hanley the alternative fuels being eyed as...

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18:48
Date:
    03 Dec 2019
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    Commodities Focus
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Growing European ethylene supply is hit by weak derivatives

What's in store for 2020 ? As 2019’s heavy turnaround season at all main European petrochemical cracker units came to an end, ethylene supplies returned to a progressively weakening derivatives market

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12:16
Date:
    02 Dec 2019
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    Capitol Crude
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All volatility is local: The government’s response to oil busts

The US shale oil boom has been heralded as an economic windfall for small towns from New Mexico to North Dakota. But it has also strained local public services, putting a toll on education, infrastructure and housing, while leaving...

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12:38
Date:
    28 Nov 2019
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    Commodities Focus
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Sunny side up: rising prices in the Black Sea sunflower oil market

In today’s Commodities Focus podcast, join EMEA agriculture pricing lead Robert Beaman , oilseeds editor George Duke and global market development manager Piero Carello as they discuss how the global vegetable oil complex is pressuring...

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11:50
Date:
    28 Nov 2019
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    Oil Markets
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Qatar's latest crude experiment and its impact on Mideast pricing

In a rare move, Qatar Petroleum issued a tender this month that included a cargo of its Marine Crude grade. It was made even more unusual by the fact that the tender cargo was priced as a differential against Platts Dubai crude...

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04:17
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    26 Nov 2019
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    Commodities Focus
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The challenges and opportunities of hedging with LME steel futures

In today’s Commodities Focus podcast, steel pricing analysts Viral Shah and Pascal Dick speak to Shan Islam , head of ferrous trading at Amalgamated Metals Trading (AMT) about the growing market interest in scrap and rebar futures...

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13:50
Date:
    25 Nov 2019
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    Capitol Crude
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Is the trade dispute with China hurting US oil export growth?

As US crude oil exports surge above 3 million b/d, is the US-China trade dispute inhibiting growth? Can US crude oil exporters survive without access to the world's biggest demand market? On today's Platts Capitol Crude, we talk to...

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6:53
Date:
    21 Nov 2019
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    Commodities Focus
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2020: The shakeout year to come for US LNG development

S&P Global Platts senior natural gas writer Harry Weber and S&P Global Market Intelligence natural gas reporter Corey Paul discuss with Platts head of Americas gas news Joe Fisher the outlook for US LNG export growth in 2020, which...

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19:28
Date:
    21 Nov 2019
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    Oil Markets
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IMO 2020-friendly fuel oil trump gasoline as cracks tell a surprising story

Surging popularity for 0.5% sulfur marine fuel is boosting the new fuel’s cracks to twice that of refining mainstay gasoline, product reporters Tom Washington and Solomon Lanitis tell John Morley

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14:50
Date:
    20 Nov 2019
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    Commodities Focus
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GECF gas exporters summit to take place in Equatorial Guinea

The Gas Exporting Countries Forum ( GECF ) is holding its fifth heads-of-state summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, next week with gas heavyweights such as Russia, Iran and Qatar set to discuss the state of the global gas market

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07:26
Date:
    19 Nov 2019
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    Commodities Focus
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Shale shake-up: The IEA’s new oil forecasts and what they mean for the IOCs

The International Energy Agency has released its latest annual long-term energy outlook in which US shale gets a major resource uplift, shifting the oil market dynamic over the coming decades

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15:17
Date:
    18 Nov 2019
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    Capitol Crude
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North Dakota’s record oil growth to be upended by flaring rules

On today’s Platts Capitol Crude, Lynn Helms, director of the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources , says Bakken oil output will continue to break records into 2020, but enforcement of gas capture rules will hinder growth,...

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19:51
Date:
    14 Nov 2019
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    Oil Markets
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Uncertain times for middle distillate products amid large cargo arrivals

Middle distillates have been drifting into the a softer patch on the back of frustrated expectations for IMO 2020 . Amid this, arrivals of VLCCs carrying middle distillates have impacted European and African markets, middle distillates...

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11:28
Date:
    13 Nov 2019
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    Commodities Focus
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Global and US solar outlook: Uncertainties and market impacts

The energy transition has become an increasingly important driver of energy and commodity markets, as power generation undergoes a profound transformation across the globe

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9:47
Date:
    13 Nov 2019
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    Commodities Focus
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Interview with Alexis Rodriguez, Environmental Protection Specialist for the Panama Canal

Platts Shipping editors Sam Eckett and George Griffiths interview Alexis Rodriguez on environmental initiatives by the Panama Canal ahead of IMO 2020

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20:20
Date:
    12 Nov 2019
Series:
    Battery Metals
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Stationary storage market today and expectations for the future

Stationary storage takes the stage in the November edition of S&P Global Platts Battery Metals podcast. Senior pricing specialist Emmanuel Latham is joined by Felix Maire , lead analyst on US and European Power Storage markets at...

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13:39
Date:
    11 Nov 2019
Series:
    Capitol Crude
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Has the oil market found balance?

After the Abqaiq attack, OPEC+, trade fights, and the ongoing record growth of US shale, oil prices are, basically, right where they were a year ago

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11:33
Date:
    07 Nov 2019
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    Oil Markets
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Shippers bless the rates down in Africa

The cost of shipping refined products from Europe to West Africa has risen strongly in recent weeks, making shippers rethink their strategies

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15:03
Date:
    05 Nov 2019
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    Commodities Focus
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Remember, remember the coal of November

London-based editors Jeffrey McDonald , Sarah Matthews and Joseph Clarke discuss the mood of key sectors within the Atlantic basin thermal coal markets amid cheap gas prices and tumbling demand from Europe and the Mediterranean

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06:46
Date:
    04 Nov 2019
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    Capitol Crude
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The great Permian oil production slowdown of 2019

US oil producers are bracing for a tough end to 2019: flat prices, falling rig counts, slower drilling permits and fewer well completions

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17:45
Date:
    01 Nov 2019
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    Commodities Focus
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RenovaBio puts ethanol under the spotlight at Sao Paulo Sugar Week

Ethanol has been at the forefront of the discussions at Sugar Week in Sao Paulo. The ethanol story will most probably remain bullish, with the renewable fuel accounting for more than 45% of Brazil’s total gasoline pool since 2018 and...

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18:33
Date:
    31 Oct 2019
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    Oil Markets
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Asian end-users grapple with soaring crude prices as freight rates surge

Asian end-users faced a month of soaring crude oil prices in October after freight rates surged to record highs earlier this month

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06:08
Date:
    28 Oct 2019
Series:
    Capitol Crude
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Democrats' fracking ban proposal already having impact on US energy investment

The 2020 fight over energy policy is just getting started, and investors already have a bad case of heartburn over Democratic presidential candidates' proposals to ban all fracking in the US

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18:08
Date:
    24 Oct 2019
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    Commodities Focus
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EnVision Forum fosters dialogue on fuel transitions

FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee launched the EnVision Forum in his home state of Kentucky on October 21. The daylong event drew a diverse crowd of power and natural gas stakeholders, including CEOs, utility regulators, consumer advocates...

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15:51
Date:
    24 Oct 2019
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    Commodities Focus
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IMO 2020, winter demand seen supporting Asian middle distillates markets in Q4

The middle distillate complex in Asia is expected to maintain a firm footing in the fourth quarter amid looming supply concerns despite Saudi Arabia's full restoration on all of its crude oil production following the September 14...

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04:14
Date:
    24 Oct 2019
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    Oil Markets
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High noon for high sulfur?

Much is made of the new 0.5% sulfur standard in marine fuels come IMO 2020 but what of the well-established 3.5% fuel market? How are prices reacting to the upcoming changes in shipping standards? Platts reporters Tamara Sleiman and...

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10:19
Date:
    23 Oct 2019
Series:
    Capitol Crude
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Citgo's fate hangs on PDVSA bond payment deadline

The future of Citgo and its three US refineries hangs on this weekend's deadline for the interim Venezuelan government to make a massive bond payment that it can't likely pay

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7:40
Date:
    22 Oct 2019
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    Commodities Focus
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EU steel demand looking bleak in 2019 amid trade tensions and geopolitical uncertainties

In today’s Commodities Focus podcast, steel pricing analysts Len Griffin and Viral Shah speak to lead news editor Annalisa Villa about the European steel market after the World Steel Association released its outlook for 2019, which...

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08:01
Date:
    21 Oct 2019
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    Capitol Crude
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Does a net oil exporter setting output records need an SPR?

On this week’s Platts Capitol Crude we talk with Keisuke Sadamori , the International Energy Agency’s director for energy markets and security, about the US’ changing role in the global oil market and necessity of the US Strategic...

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10:02
Date:
    18 Oct 2019
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    Commodities Focus
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Global Energy Transition: What are the key drivers and hindrances?

The energy transition has become the key talking point among energy and commodity market participants, marking what seems to be the beginning of a paradigm shift in power generation

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09:11
Date:
    18 Oct 2019
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    Commodities Focus
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Will New Delhi's economic support measures help India's steelmakers?

With domestic steel prices at three-year lows, India's steelmakers are hoping the government's efforts to boost liquidity and investment will stimulate demand

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8:36
Date:
    17 Oct 2019
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    Oil Markets
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"The secret of politics? Make a good treaty with Russia."

With Otto von Bismarck’s famous quote likely ringing in his ears, Saudi King Salman welcomed Russia’s President Putin this week. Oil, OPEC, and cooperation were high on the agenda, but will Putin’s visit to the Middle East prove more...

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20:06
Date:
    16 Oct 2019
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    Commodities Focus
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Oil & Money conference: When fossil fuels become a dirty word

As the annual Oil & Money conference marks its 40 th year, the high-profile London event reflects an industry grappling with transition as concerns over the perils of fossil fuels grow more acute

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15:11
Date:
    15 Oct 2019
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    Battery Metals
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Interview with Formula E Team Principal Mark Preston

In this month’s Battery Metals podcast, regional manager Marcel Goldenberg talks to Mark Preston, Team Principal of the Techeetah Formula E racing team, about battery technology and innovation in the world of electric vehicle racing...

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21:46
Date:
    14 Oct 2019
Series:
    Capitol Crude
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Will Citgo’s US refineries be seized by creditors?

Venezuela is in the midst of an economic collapse, its political future remains uncertain and Citgo appears unlikely to be able to pay a more than $900 million bond payment due later this month

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11:35
Date:
    10 Oct 2019
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    Oil Markets
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Crude sellers count the cost of mounting freight rates

As trade tensions take their toll on the shipping sector, will sellers of crude oil have to slash differentials to offset the high cost of transport? And how can the owners of clean vessels capitalise on high rates? Platts reporters...

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10:05
Date:
    09 Oct 2019
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    Commodities Focus
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Fuels of the Future: Alternative marine fuels, IMO 2020 compliance, and the ASBA Cargo Conference 2019

S&P Global Platts shipping editors George Griffiths and Sam Eckett look at the alternative marine fuels debate, ahead of IMO 2020’s January 1st deadline

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09:35
Date:
    08 Oct 2019
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    Commodities Focus
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Reaping gains from grains in Russia and Ukraine

With another year of strong wheat production now hitting the grain silos, the latest S&P Global Platts Commodities Focus podcast discusses developments in two key exporters: Russia and Ukraine

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10:14
Date:
    07 Oct 2019
Series:
    Capitol Crude
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US buyers seek crude grades that once made up blended WTI

International buyers of US crude exports are increasingly seeking specific grades that once made up the blended pool of West Texas Intermediate

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8:43
Date:
    03 Oct 2019
Series:
    Oil Markets
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Delivered crude comes to Dated Brent

As the traditionally FOB-based Dated Brent benchmark starts incorporating CIF offers, S&P Global Platts senior director of price group Jonty Rushforth and EMEA crude managing editor Paula Vanlaningham discuss what this means for...

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19:36
Date:
    03 Oct 2019
Series:
    Commodities Focus
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Asian gasoline market Q4 outlook

The last quarter of the year is seasonally weak for Asian gasoline, but the attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities are proving to be largely supportive of the market

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05:05
Date:
    01 Oct 2019
Series:
    Commodities Focus
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Relationship between natural gas, coal and power prices felt across US Midwest

S&P Global Platts pricing specialists Kelli Ainsworth, Arsalan Syed and Olivia Kalb discuss the interplay between natural gas, coal and power pricing in the US Midwest with Amy Gasca, pricing manager, North American power

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Length:
8:18
Date:
    30 Sep 2019
Series:
    Capitol Crude
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Global supply disruptions and US crude export capacity

The September 14 attack on Saudi oil projects took 5.7 million b/d of crude supply off the global market, but, ultimately, had little impact on oil prices. That’s partly due to the growth of US oil production

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Length:
18:03
Date:
    27 Sep 2019
Series:
    Commodities Focus
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European PVC: The evolution of the current market dynamics, interview with Kem One's Yves Heroes

The European PVC industry has gone through many changes in the last few decades regarding technology and assets, as well as marketing mechanism and building resilience against high raw material costs, but it has also experienced...

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Length:
21:15
Date:
    27 Sep 2019
Series:
    Oil Markets
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Asia crude buyers cautious as supply uncertainty lingers post-Saudi attacks

Saudi Arabia has said that its crude production capacity would be restored to 11 million b/d by end-September, and to the full 12 million b/d in November. Supply uncertainties, however, continue to grip the Asian market

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Length:
06:45
Date:
    23 Sep 2019
Series:
    Commodities Focus
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Platts SEAT to cater to growing coal demand in Southeast Asia

Total coal imports to Southeast Asia is expected to hit 127 million mt in 2019, up 27% from 2018, with demand driven by existing and upcoming coal-fired power plants

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Length:
06:02
Date:
    23 Sep 2019
Series:
    Capitol Crude
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Why the oil market is wrong about Abqaiq

A week after attacks on Saudi oil facilities shut down nearly 6% of the global oil supply, Brent futures prices are up less than $5/b

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Length:
32:46
Date:
    20 Sep 2019
Series:
    Battery Metals
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Rising nickel prices, Indonesia's planned export ban on unprocessed ore, pose global challenges

Nickel prices have been strong since mid-July, aided by Indonesia's plan to move forward on its ban of unprocessed ore exports beginning in 2020, as well as global supply issues

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Length:
11:05
Date:
    18 Sep 2019
Series:
    Commodities Focus
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LNG developers jockey for relevance at Gastech

S&P Global Platts senior natural gas writer Harry Weber and S&P Global Market Intelligence natural gas reporter Corey Paul discuss with Platts senior digital editor Jason Lindquist the highlights of the third day of the Gastech...

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Length:
9:22
Date:
    17 Sep 2019
Series:
    Commodities Focus
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Business models clash as Gastech continues in Houston

S&P Global Platts senior natural gas writer Harry Weber and S&P Global Market Intelligence natural gas reporter Corey Paul discuss with Platts senior digital editor Jason Lindquist the highlights of the second day of the Gastech...

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Length:
8:32
Date:
    16 Sep 2019
Series:
    Commodities Focus
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Commercial activity heats up as Gastech gets underway in Houston

S&P Global Platts senior natural gas writer Harry Weber and S&P Global Market Intelligence natural gas reporter Corey Paul discuss with Platts senior digital editor Jason Lindquist the highlights of the first day of the Gastech...

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Length:
11:58
Date:
    16 Sep 2019
Series:
    Oil Markets
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Saudi shut-in after attacks, and an exploding scrubber: just another week in oil

As the oil market players digested the insights from the annual APPEC meeting in Singapore, an explosive attack on critical oil infrastructure in Saudi Arabia shut in over 5% of global oil supply

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Length:
31:25
Date:
    16 Sep 2019
Series:
    Capitol Crude
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Permian drillers brace for slowdown on challenging demand outlook

Pioneer CEO Scott Sheffield sees Permian production growth slowing next year, but he still thinks the basin will eventually pump a staggering 8 million b/d

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Length:
24:36