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London (Platts)--12 Dec 2017 924 am EST/1424 GMT
The volume of thermal coal derivatives traded and cleared on the ICE platform in November dropped 1% month on month to 185 million mt, down 40% year on year, data from energy exchange ICE Futures Europe and electronic trading platform globalCOAL showed Tuesday.
Hanoi (Platts)--12 Dec 2017 548 am EST/1048 GMT
Vietnam was unable to export 2 million mt of coal to China this year as the latter set strict specification for mercury, arsenic, phosphoric, chlorine and fluorine content in imported coal, according to a Vietnam Ministry of Industry and Trade's letter obtained by S&P Global Platts Tuesday.
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October 31, 2017
The Metals Meltdown team discusses the mood of C-level executives attending the World Steel Association's annual meeting in Brussels, and much more besides in the latest edition.
October 26, 2017
The EU is taking steps to prevent Brexit from inadvertently crashing the EU carbon price next year. In this podcast, we discuss the policies, price impacts and next steps for the European carbon market.
October 11, 2017
The ASEAN region is on track to be the fourth largest economy in the world by 2030. But why isn't it getting enough attention?
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Feature: The Trump Administration

February 28, 2017
In an address to a joint session of Congress February 28, President Donald Trump did not utter the word energy, or delve deeply into energy policy debates. But Trump touched on areas of interest to the sector.
Trump gives overview of policy, but no specifics on energy goals
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Factbox: In speech to Congress, Trump targets energy regulations
Factbox: In speech to Congress, Trump targets energy regulations
In a speech to a joint session of Congress February 28, President Donald Trump offered broad insight into his policy goals and reaffirmed his administration's push to rollback federal regulations.

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.
October 26, 2017
The growing band of fossil fuel-averse investors gained a new recruit in October — this time a bank: BNP Paribas Group. Ross McCracken blogs on BNP ceasing to finance shale and tar sands-related projects.
October 25, 2017
The Africa Oil Week conference in Cape Town got a taste of Texas or even a little slice of Hollywood this month, as the presence of US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry as guest of honor, perplexed yet impressed the conference delegates.
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