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Listen: North Sea crude dented by West African imports, less Asian demand

The North Sea crude oil market has weakened dramatically as Asian buying interest dries up ahead of refinery maintenance. Platts' Europe and Africa crude oil Team Leader Robert Beaman discusses these developments with North Sea editor Ned Molloy and West Africa editor Eklavya Gupte. The team discusses the reasons behind the weak North Sea market, and look at the developing relationship between Brent crude futures and the physical market.


This is the latest in a series of weekly podcasts aimed at highlighting significant news stories from around the energy world. Check back every week for the latest update.


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