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London (Platts)--12 Dec 2017 926 am EST/1426 GMT
Liftings of propane and butane exports from Ineos' Grangemouth, Scotland, export terminal are expected to be delayed for weeks following a shutdown of the UK Forties oil pipeline Monday evening, according to market sources.
Singapore (Platts)--12 Dec 2017 202 am EST/702 GMT
Global energy major Shell is investigating claims of unethical dealings including charges of corruption in its tanker chartering team in Singapore and at least one employee has been asked to take leave pending further investigation, sources familiar with the developments have told S&P Global Platts.
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Podcasts

November 16, 2017
We discuss the recent counter-seasonal spike in jet fuel barge prices. What caused rising jet fuel prices outside of the traditional peak summer demand period?
November 10, 2017
We discuss the recent counter-seasonal spike in jet fuel barge prices. What caused rising jet fuel prices outside of the traditional peak summer demand period?
November 07, 2017
With the producer group meeting on November 30, this month's S&P Global Platts OPEC Outlook podcast takes you behind the scenes for an insider view of how journalists and analysts spend OPEC week.
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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.
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 24, 2017
Stories are floating around the bunker press at the moment highlighting the darker side of the industry, just when it's trying to improve its reputation. Jack Jordan blogs.
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Freight methodology

Published November 2014

Platts assesses open market rates for the chartering of dirty tankers, clean tankers and barges.


Freight methodology



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