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Listen: Increase in demand for direct burning crudes from Japan seen following cold-snap

Record low temperatures in Japan are causing utilities to burn more direct burning crude for power generation. Daniel Colover, Platts Asia crude oil managing editor, and Ada Taib, senior editor for oil, discuss the continued pickup in demand for direct burning crude in Japan even after the cold snap has passed.


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