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December 11, 2017 -The Platts Americas Energy CEO Series features interviews with key business leaders, addressing critical topics across fundamentals, regulation and industry trends. Spanning the oil, gas and power sectors, these wide-ranging discussions seek to provide insight into where energy is headed.

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December 07, 2017 -OPEC oil output in September rose marginally by 10,000 b/d, as production increases in Libya and Iraq were largely offset by declines in Venezuela and Angola, an S&P Global Platts survey of OPEC and oil industry officials and analysts showed October 6.

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November 07, 2017 -We talk to India's oil and gas corporate leaders about opportunities and challenges in store for the sector in the years to come.

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June 09, 2017 -With no outright majority and a hung parliament resulting from UK elections on June 8, the energy industry will be closely watching how any new government deals with the problems posed by Brexit.

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October 16, 2017 -From oil and gas to metals and steel to power, coal and emissions, this is your resource for commodity news and analysis related to the administration of US President Donald Trump. More stories, blog posts, videos and podcasts will be added as our editors and analysts continue to cover the evolving news.

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October 16, 2017 -We're tracking how Mexico's commodity landscape is evolving, from oil and refined products to gas and power to other sectors like renewables, metals and petrochemicals.

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September 01, 2016 -Nigeria slips into recession as Q2 oil output slumps; Kenya firms up plan to become first East African oil exporter; Angola shelves plans for new oil refinery; Factbox: Outlook for key Nigerian crude oil grades.

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Natural Gas


April 12, 2017 -Asian LNG seaborne spot prices inched higher April 11 as a few Northeast Asian end-users indicated demand for end May spot cargoes.

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Electric Power


September 19, 2016 -If Hinkley Point C proceeds, it points to a future UK generation mix heavily reliant on fixed-cost generation and provides a bleak outlook for gas-fired operators, CCS and new forms of renewables like tidal power.

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Petrochemicals


December 08, 2017 -Prices in the $3 trillion-plus global petrochemicals market fell less than 1% in November to $1,013.08/mt, according to the just-released monthly average of the S&P Global Platts Petrochemical Index (PGPI), a benchmark of seven widely used petrochemicals.

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February 03, 2017 -Oversupply in the US ethylene market is expected to persist in 2017 while bullish sentiment in the Asian ethylene market will likely ease in the first half.

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January 11, 2017 -This Platts news feature details the 2017 outlook for propylene markets in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Americas.

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November 28, 2016 -This global Platts data feature includes petrochemicals market news and price assessments for aromatics products, focusing on benzene, toluene and xylenes.

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Shipping


December 23, 2016 -We examine five key routes across the Capesize down to Supramax segments in both the Pacific and Atlantic basins to chart Q42016 for the dry bulk sector.

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Metals


October 16, 2017 -The World Steel Association (worldsteel) is holding its general assembly in Brussels the week of October 16, a dynamic annual event attended by top executives from the major steelmaking companies around the globe. Our team shares a special series of interviews and insights.

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April 20, 2017 -Analysis of key steel and raw materials markets, focusing on iron ore, scrap, hot-rolled coil, rebar and semi-finished products.

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March 08, 2017 - India is poised to become the second-biggest steel producing nation in the world after China over the next 12 to 18 months.

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Agriculture


November 11, 2016 -We assessed APW higher by $0.50/mt at $203.50/mt FOB WA November 11, below the best selling indication heard at $205/mt and above the highest bid heard at $202/mt.

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October 24, 2016 -As delivered white sugar prices were heard easing off modestly over the week as new-campaign sugar comes to market, there was at least one interesting disparity of note heard in the market.

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