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OPEC Guide

December 07, 2017
OPEC oil output in November dived to 32.35 million b/d, its lowest in six months led by declines in eight of the 14 member countries, an S&P Global Platts survey of OPEC and oil industry officials and analysts showed December 7.
Angola, Saudi, Iraq drag OPEC Nov oil output to six-month low: Platts survey
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OPEC crude oil output and production vs. cut allocations
OPEC crude oil output and production vs. cut allocations
Since 1988, S&P Global Platts has published a monthly survey tracking OPEC crude oil production by country. The estimates are obtained through a review of proprietary shipping data, news reportage and surveys of knowledgeable sources.


News Headlines

London (Platts)--12 Dec 2017 1252 pm EST/1752 GMT
Swiss-based trading house and miner Glencore plans the progressive ramp-up of its Lady Loretta zinc mine in Queensland, Australia, in the first half of 2018, the company said Tuesday on an investors conference call.
Houston (Platts)--12 Dec 2017 1152 am EST/1652 GMT
Stagnant US electricity demand, lower commodity prices, policy interventions, and continued improvements in renewable energy costs and technologies may increase risks for independent power producers in 2018, which some industry observers say may result in more sector consolidation.
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Podcasts

December 11, 2017
Capitol Crude gets a crash course in geology to understand the potential for Permian Basin operators to use recycled water when drilling wells.
November 27, 2017
Is peak oil demand a myth? Capitol Crude goes to Georgetown University to debate how electric vehicles, technology, policy and petrochemicals (and more) will influence whether demand for crude oil will peak around 2030.
November 24, 2017
S&P Global Platts agriculture team takes a look at the delicate political issues in Zimbabwe following Robert Mugabe's resignation, and investigate the potential impacts on sugar and ethanol production within the breadbasket of Africa.
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Infographics

What's in store for global polyethylene and polypropylene out to 2027?
Worldwide polyethylene capacity is seen to grow from 108.3 million mt in 2016 to 150 million mt by 2027, with around 10 million mt of speculative capacity included into our forecasts post 2024. Platts Analytics expects production to grow from 93 million mt in 2016 to 133.6 million mt by 2027.


The Barrel Blog

December 07, 2017
2020: a term that implies clarity of vision. A recent Platts conference certainly featured numerous speakers seeming to claim 20/20 vision on 2020. Yet by the end of the event Andreas Hilides found my own vision to be distinctly blurry.
December 06, 2017
For the first time since Donald Trump was inaugurated president, more of the benchmark commodity prices tracked by S&P Global Platts since he took office are now slightly higher than when President Obama left.
December 05, 2017
US oil pipeline companies were calling their lawyers in Washington last week after regulators said a practice that has apparently become commonplace in the industry violates federal law.
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M2M-NGL Forward Curves

Published February 2016

The M2M-NGL Forward Curves guide describes the methodology used to compute the M2M NGL. Platts "Quantitative Forward Curves" QFC are developed incorporating Platts' editorial market knowledge, Platts' extensive database of historical price assessments and Platts Analytics expertise.


M2M-NGL Forward Curves



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