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Mar 27, 2015, 17:09 ET

Platts' Capitol Crude Wins Best Webcast at the 2015 Neal Awards

 Capitol Crude: The U.S. Policy Podcast, produced by Platts, a leading global provider of energy, petrochemicals, metals and agriculture...

Mar 27, 2015, 12:00 ET

Platts' Dan Tanz honored with 2015 G.D. Crain Award from ABM

 Platts' Dan Tanz, recently retired vice president of editorial, was honored today by the Association of Business Information & Media...

Mar 19, 2015, 18:25 ET

Mexico's New Energy Projects Aim to Draw Foreign Investment: Bentek Energy

 Unprecedented liberalization and reform in Mexico's energy sector are creating significant growth opportunities for the country's economy and...

Mar 18, 2015, 18:38 ET

Shale Oil Production in Bakken, Eagle Ford Flat in February: Platts' Bentek Energy

 Oil production from key shale formations in North Dakota and Texas increased by 19,000 barrels per day (b/d), or 1%, in February, according to...

Mar 17, 2015, 03:15 ET

Platts JKM™ for April-delivered LNG fell 59.8% year over year on weak demand

 Prices of spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) for April delivery to northeast Asia continued their downward slide, falling 59.8% year over year...

Mar 16, 2015, 20:23 ET

Finalists Announced for 2015 Platts Global Metals Awards

Executives and companies from 10 countries have been selected as finalists for the third annual Platts Global Metals Awards, which recognize...

Mar 10, 2015, 02:00 ET

Platts China Steel Sentiment Index Rebounded in March

 The outlook for China's steel market over the next month rebounded dramatically after the Chinese New Year holiday period on expectations of...

Mar 09, 2015, 12:29 ET

Platts Survey: OPEC Output Dips 20,000 Barrels Per Day (b/d) To 29.92 Million b/d in February

Oil production from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) remained below the group's 30 million barrels per day (b/d)...

Mar 09, 2015, 03:00 ET

TSI Iron Ore 58% Fe Fines Index to Form Basis of New Singapore Exchange Contracts

 The Singapore Exchange (SGX) is utilizing The Steel Index (TSI) daily iron ore price index published by Platts, a leading global provider of...

Mar 05, 2015, 13:38 ET

Platts: European Power Prices Revived On Higher Demand, Lower Renewables Production

 European day-ahead electricity prices bounced back in February from January lows as colder, calmer weather conditions combined with rising...

Mar 04, 2015, 17:17 ET

U.S. Natural Gas Production in February Increases 1% Versus January: Platts Bentek Energy

 Natural gas production in the lower 48 United States increased by 0.9 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) to 72.3 Bcf/d during the month of...

Mar 03, 2015, 06:10 ET

Platts Acquires Germany's Minerals Value Service (MVS)

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

Feb 27, 2015, 17:26 ET

Platts Launches New Price Assessment Capturing WTI Fundamentals at the U.S. Gulf

Platts, a leading global provider of energy and commodities information, this week launched a new price assessment that reflects the value of West...

Feb 27, 2015, 09:37 ET

Leggett & Platt Announces Webcast Of March 3 Presentation

 Diversified manufacturer Leggett & Platt announced that David S. Haffner, Board Chair & Chief Executive Officer, will speak to the...

Feb 25, 2015, 11:20 ET

Leggett & Platt Announces Quarterly Dividend Of $.31

- First quarter dividend is $.31 per share, an increase of 3.3% versus 1Q 2014 - Indicated dividend yield is 2.7% - Annual...

Feb 19, 2015, 14:09 ET

Platts: Global Petrochemical Prices in January Lowest Since Mid-2009

 Prices in the $3-trillion-plus global petrochemicals market slid 14% month over month in January, continuing a six-month slide triggered by...

Feb 18, 2015, 12:44 ET

Platts Publishes 25th Anniversary 'Who's Who at Electric Power Plants' Directory

Platts, a leading global provider of energy, petrochemicals, metals and agriculture information, has released the 25th annual Platts UDI "Who's Who...

Feb 17, 2015, 19:55 ET

Shale Oil Production in Bakken, Eagle Ford Steady in January: Platts' Bentek Energy

 Oil production from key shale formations in North Dakota and Texas increased by 28,000 barrels per day (b/d), or 1%, in January, according to...

Feb 17, 2015, 03:15 ET

Platts JKM™ for March-delivered LNG plunges 61.7% in Largest Year-over-Year Drop

 Prices of spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) for March delivery to northeast Asia saw their largest year-over-year drop on record, plunging...

Feb 13, 2015, 08:29 ET

Platts China Steel Sentiment Index Plunged in February

The outlook for China's steel market for the next 30 days is down on the back of weaker expectations for new domestic and export orders ahead of...