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Market Movers Europe, Dec 11-15: Winter cold snap to test natural gas markets; IEA, OPEC to publish monthly oil market reports
Market Movers Europe, Dec 11-15: Winter cold snap to test natural gas markets; IEA, OPEC to publish monthly oil market reports
December 11, 2017 04:00:57 EST (3:23)

In this week's highlights, another blast of wintry weather is likely to put European gas markets under renewed pressure, we look forward to the publication of monthly oil market reports by the IEA and OPEC.


Market Movers Europe, Dec 4-8: European gas market poised for volatility; Statoil expected to send oil to Asia
Market Movers Europe, Dec 4-8: European gas market poised for volatility; Statoil expected to send oil to Asia
December 04, 2017 04:00:57 EST (3:30)

In this week's highlights, the European gas market is poised for further volatility with the region short of LNG arrivals and we ponder how much last week's OPEC decision will influence non-OPEC oil producers.


Natural Gas


Market Movers Asia, Dec 11-15: Market players expect further upside after Asia LNG spot prices break $10/MMBtu-mark
Market Movers Asia, Dec 11-15: Market players expect further upside after Asia LNG spot prices break $10/MMBtu-mark
December 11, 2017 10:15:19 EST (2:57)
Here's a quick look at the factors that could move the energy and commodity markets this week.

New US gas pipelines fall short of 'last mile' to LNG demand
New US gas pipelines fall short of 'last mile' to LNG demand
November 16, 2017 06:00:12 EST (3:14)

A slew of LNG export projects, largely in Texas and Louisiana, are under construction or in the planning phase but new Northeast pipeline capacity appears to fall short of supplying the demand centers.


Metals


Beijing’s winter clampdown on steel is the real deal
Beijing’s winter clampdown on steel is the real deal
December 07, 2017 02:45:19 EST (3:22)
China has turned an unprecedented corner with its plans to curb steel production over November-March for environmental reasons - and it isn’t going back.

Tougher to ‘Make in India’ when China steel market is so hot
Tougher to ‘Make in India’ when China steel market is so hot
September 08, 2017 06:00:08 EST (3:02)

For much of the past two years, Indian steelmakers have been obliged to export more steel. But now, they are choosing to do so.


Electric Power


US FERC Chairman Chatterjee on the future of US power markets, coal, nuclear and gas
US FERC Chairman Chatterjee on the future of US power markets, coal, nuclear and gas
November 22, 2017 10:06:41 EST (8:12)

Neil Chatterjee, chairman of the US FERC, discusses the commission's plans to pursue a controversial proposal to tweak power markets to help save coal and nuclear power plants at risk of retirement.


Post-2020 EU carbon market legislation clears major hurdle
Post-2020 EU carbon market legislation clears major hurdle
November 22, 2017 15:12:36 EST (3:08)

Carbon allowance prices under the EU Emissions Trading System rallied as high as Eur8.00/mt in early November, as proposed post-2020 market reforms moved forward. Frank Watson reports.


Shipping


2020 shipping costs on the back of a napkin
2020 shipping costs on the back of a napkin
October 31, 2017 15:52:55 EST (3:31)

The shipping sector is predicted to spend anywhere from $24 to $60 billion annually starting in 2020 to comply with new sulfur emission restrictions. Jason Silber calculates how much the extra fuel costs could be per vessel.


What's in store for container box rates in Q4?
What's in store for container box rates in Q4?
October 03, 2017 11:39:27 EST (2:38)

Container box freight rates may face a normal seasonal dip in Q4, after the Golden Week holidays, but a quick recovery is possible for short-haul routes in the Atlantic amid extra EU sugar demand. Andrew Scorer reports.


Petrochemicals


Asia remains overarching determinant on European butadiene prices
Asia remains overarching determinant on European butadiene prices
October 31, 2017 15:23:59 EST (3:00)
S&P Global Platts petrochemicals editor Daved Chohan reports on how Asia remains the overarching determinant on European butadiene prices and provides an outlook for global olefins heading into 2018.

Growing impact of shale gas on petrochemicals industry
Growing impact of shale gas on petrochemicals industry
October 19, 2017 12:06:20 EST (10:15)

In this video, S&P Global Platts petrochemicals editors Shashank Shekhar, Michael McCafferty, and Christopher Ferrell discuss in-depth the growing impact of shale gas on the global petchems industry.


Agriculture


EU sugar liberalization: Implications and potential impact on power, freight, and ethanol
EU sugar liberalization: Implications and potential impact on power, freight, and ethanol
October 03, 2017 18:26:52 EST (7:17)

Export liberalization and the end of the quota system from October 1 is the biggest change in the EU sugar market in 11 years.


What next for biofuels, as the UK mulls move to battery-power?
What next for biofuels, as the UK mulls move to battery-power?
August 10, 2017 12:27:27 EST (3:25)
It is no coincidence that, as the UK gears up for Brexit negotiations, the issue of emissions is climbing back up the political agenda. Tim Worledge looks at where ethanol and biodiesel fit into this environment.

Coal


US coal prices could rally later this year if stockpiles continue declining
US coal prices could rally later this year if stockpiles continue declining
August 03, 2017 06:00:00 EST (3:23)

Coal stockpiles at US utilities continue to trend lower, but it could bode well for prices moving into the fall, especially when considered alongside lower production and higher gas prices.


Market for OTC CAPP barge coal dwindles as utility demand declines
Market for OTC CAPP barge coal dwindles as utility demand declines
April 20, 2017 06:03:00 EST (2:53)

The Central Appalachian barge coal market has been shrinking for years, and recently a significant amount of CAPP tonnage has been taken out of production on bankruptcies and mine closures.



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