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Jul 22, 2015, 04:45 ET

Platts JKM™ for August-delivered LNG down 2.7% from previous month

 Prices of spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) to northeast Asia averaged $7.395 per million British thermal units (/MMBtu) for August, according...

Jul 20, 2015, 16:37 ET

Platts Pre-Report Survey of Analysts Results: UNICA Sugarcane Crush

Platts Survey of Analysts - Cane crush: 31.29 million metric tons (mt) - Cane yield (ATR*): 131.45 kilograms per metric ton -...

Jul 16, 2015, 04:45 ET

Platts Acquires Petromedia

Platts, a leading global energy, metals, petrochemicals and agriculture information provider, announced today that it has acquired Petromedia, a...

Jul 10, 2015, 15:32 ET

U.S. Natural Gas Production in June Fell Slightly From May: Platts' Bentek Energy

 Natural gas production in the lower 48 United States averaged 72 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) in June, down about 0.6 Bcf/d from the May...

Jul 08, 2015, 21:19 ET

Platts Launches Spot Primary Aluminum Assessment for South Korea

Platts, a leading global energy, petrochemicals and metals information provider and a premier source of benchmark price references, this month...

Jul 08, 2015, 00:58 ET

Platts China Steel Sentiment Index for July Fell on Weak Price Outlook

The outlook for steel prices in China slumped to a six-month low, while expectations for domestic orders during July also deteriorated, according...

Jul 06, 2015, 15:42 ET

Platts Survey: OPEC Pumps 31.28 Million Barrels of Crude Oil Per Day in June

Oil production from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) totaled 31.28 million barrels per day (b/d) in June, up 170,000...

Jul 06, 2015, 09:03 ET

Platts' Eclipse Energy Issues 2016 -- 2030 U.K., Northwest Europe Natural Gas Forecasts

 European gas prices are forecast to fall in the period 2016 to 2020 to a level below that at which U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporters...

Jul 03, 2015, 15:16 ET

Platts Pre-Report Survey of Analysts Results: UNICA Sugarcane Crush

 Sugarcane crush volumes in the key Center-South region of Brazil in the second half of June are expected to total 43.43 Million mt, with mills...

Jun 30, 2015, 23:00 ET

Platts Introduces FOB Straits Process for Refined Oil Products Price Assessments

Platts, a leading global energy, petrochemicals and metals information provider and a premier source of benchmark price references, today...

Jun 30, 2015, 02:30 ET

Platts Report: China Oil Demand Climbed 8.2% Year over Year in May

China's apparent oil demand* in May increased 8.2% from a year earlier to 43.80 million metric tons (mt), or an average 10.36 million barrels per...

Jun 24, 2015, 16:15 ET

Platts Voted Number One Out of Ten Data & Market Information Providers

 Platts, a leading global provider of energy, metals, petrochemicals and agriculture information, topped the list of data and market...

Jun 24, 2015, 14:05 ET

Continental Power Plummeted in May as German Renewables Dominated

 German day-ahead electricity prices averaged €25.30 per megawatt hour (MWh) in May, their lowest monthly average in 12 years as wind,...

Jun 23, 2015, 11:56 ET

Platts Report: World Nuclear Output Rose in 2014 for First Time Since Fukushima Accident

 World nuclear generation in 2014 rose 1% compared to 2013, the first annual gain since the 2011 accident at Fukushima I in Japan curbed global...

Jun 23, 2015, 10:49 ET

Market Recovery Likely for Atlantic Panamax Vessels by End of Decade: Platts Report

 Shipowners operating in the trans-Atlantic dry bulk market, where prices have been plumbing two-year lows on the back of acute vessel...

Jun 17, 2015, 13:05 ET

Shale Oil Production in Bakken, Eagle Ford Little Changed in May: Platts' Bentek Energy

 Oil production from key shale formations in North Dakota and Texas was little changed in May versus April, according to Bentek Energy, an...

Jun 16, 2015, 05:30 ET

Platts JKM™ for July-Delivered LNG Plunged 41.3% from Year Ago on Poor Demand

 Prices of spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) for July delivery to northeast Asia averaged $7.600 per million British thermal units (/MMBtu),...

Jun 15, 2015, 10:56 ET

Platts Survey: OPEC Pumps 31.11 Million Barrels of Crude Oil Per Day in May

 Oil production from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) totaled 31.11 million barrels per day (b/d) in May, up...

Jun 15, 2015, 00:00 ET

Platts China Steel Sentiment Index Slumped in June

 The outlook for new steel orders in China over June deteriorated from May, while expectations for flat steel prices over the coming month was...

Jun 08, 2015, 20:36 ET

Platts Pre-Report Survey of Analysts Results: UNICA Sugarcane Crush

Platts Survey of Analysts - Cane crush: 38.76 million metric tons (mt) - Sugar production: 1,834.75 million mt - Total ethanol...