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Sao Paulo (Platts)--12 Dec 2017 929 am EST/1429 GMT
Brazilian agriculture supply agency Conab has slightly cut its forecast for the country's 2017-18 corn crop by 120,000 mt compared with its November estimate and increased the soybean crop forecast by 1.6 million mt, according to the agency's monthly report released Tuesday.
London (Platts)--12 Dec 2017 917 am EST/1417 GMT
Neste's additional production capacity for biofuels and raw material processing is to be based in Singapore, the Finland-based company said Tuesday.
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The Barrel Blog

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.
November 08, 2017
It has been a little more than nine months since President Donald Trump took office, and although most hard commodity prices are lower than the day he was sworn in, there are signs of life. Joe Innace has more.
September 25, 2017
Already plagued by poor blending economics, the US biodiesel industry now faces a possible drop in demand thanks to the feds.
August 22, 2017
The shipping industry looks set to be shaken up by the International Maritime Organization’s decision to cut global bunker sulfur limits to 0.5% in 2020. Jack Jordan elaborates.
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Does Zimbabwe's political turmoil mean boom or bust for its ethanol and sugar industry?
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.
Gasoline, ethanol markets wait for clarifications on Mexico's biofuels blending
October 24, 2017
- Mexico's Energy Regulatory Commission has been working for the past couple of years on NOM-016 to update the country’s gasoline regulations, including standards around blending ethanol to the fuel supply.
Russia, Asia cooperation set to strengthen amid geopolitical risks
September 13, 2017
- Russia’s efforts to deepen ties with Asian partners are a good match for refining expansion plans in many Asian countries, with the common threat of North Korea’s nuclear program also bringing them closer together.
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