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Aug 31, 2015, 01:59 ET

Platts Iron Ore Assessment Forms Basis of New Singapore Exchange Derivatives

 The Singapore Exchange (SGX) is utilizing the Platts 62.5% Iron Ore (Fe) China Spot Lump Premium assessment as the settlement basis for its...

Aug 31, 2015, 01:24 ET

Platts Launches China Oil Analytics Platform

Platts, a leading global energy, metals, petrochemicals and agriculture information provider, has launched a new analysis platform that forecasts...

Aug 21, 2015, 17:39 ET

Shale Oil Production in Bakken, Eagle Ford Grew Marginally in July: Platts' Bentek Energy

 Oil production from key shale formations in North Dakota and Texas increased slightly in July from June, according to Bentek Energy, an...

Aug 21, 2015, 08:30 ET

"LNG Exports: Oasis or Mirage?" Analysis Report from Platts' Bentek Energy

 All is not as it would seem in terms of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and its touted role of metaphoric savior of the U.S. gas markets,...

Aug 20, 2015, 21:11 ET

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

  Platts Survey of Analysts - Cane crush: 47.43 million metric tons (mt) - Cane yield (ATR*):  139.67 kilograms per metric...

Aug 19, 2015, 14:08 ET

Dry Bulk Freight Market Recovery May Take Year to Manifest, a Platts Survey Reveals

The global dry bulk freight market, crippled by oversupply but seeing signs of renewed activity, is expected to take at least a year to hit the...

Aug 19, 2015, 05:00 ET

Platts JKM™ for September-delivered LNG jumped 8.3% from month ago

Prices of spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) to northeast Asia averaged $8.007 per million British thermal units (/MMBtu) for September, according to...

Aug 17, 2015, 08:52 ET

Leggett & Platt Announces David Haffner To Retire; Karl Glassman To Assume CEO Role On January 1, 2016

 Leggett & Platt today announced that David S. Haffner, the company's Chief Executive Officer and Board Chair, will retire from the company...

Aug 14, 2015, 11:39 ET

Platts: Global Petrochemical Prices Followed Crude Oil, Naphtha Lower in July

 Prices in the $3-trillion-plus global petrochemicals market fell for the first time in five months in July, following the decline in the...

Aug 12, 2015, 15:47 ET

Platts Survey: OPEC Pumps 31.4 Million Barrels of Crude Oil Per Day in July

Oil production from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) totaled 31.4 million barrels per day (b/d) in July, up 120,000 b/d...

Aug 12, 2015, 11:01 ET

Leggett & Platt Increases Quarterly Dividend By 3%, To $.32

- 3Q dividend increased by $.01, or 3.2%, to $.32 per share - Indicated dividend yield is 2.7% - Dividends have increased for...

Aug 06, 2015, 15:16 ET

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

Platts Survey of Analysts - Cane crush: 47.27 million metric tons (mt) - Cane yield (ATR*):  135.36 kilograms per metric ton...

Aug 05, 2015, 02:00 ET

Platts Report: China Oil Demand Grows 4% Year over Year in June

 China's apparent oil demand* rose 4.1% in June from a year earlier to 11.25 million barrels per day (b/d), according to a just-released Platts...

Jul 31, 2015, 14:51 ET

Shale Oil Production in Bakken, Eagle Ford Grew Slightly in June: Platts' Bentek Energy

Oil production from key shale formations in North Dakota and Texas increased marginally in June versus May, according to Bentek Energy, an...

Jul 30, 2015, 16:05 ET

Leggett & Platt Reports Record Quarterly EPS

- 2Q EPS from continuing operations was $.53, an increase of $.05, or 10%, from 2Q last year - 2Q sales from continuing operations...

Jul 30, 2015, 10:31 ET

Platte River Equity Completes Follow-On Investment in First River Energy

 Platte River Equity ("Platte River") today announced its follow-on investment in First River Energy, LLC ("First River") to facilitate the...

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...