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May 04, 2015, 11:27 ET

Platts Names Martin Fraenkel Chief Content Officer

 Platts, a leading global energy and commodities information provider and premier source of benchmark price references, today announced it has...

Apr 30, 2015, 16:05 ET

Leggett & Platt Reports $.50 EPS, A First Quarter Record

- 1Q EPS was $.50, a first quarter record, and 32% above 1Q 2014 continuing operations EPS of $.38 - 1Q sales were $966 million, a...

Apr 28, 2015, 04:15 ET

Platts Report: China Oil Demand Climbed 6.5% Year over Year in March

 China's apparent oil demand* in March increased 6.5% from a year earlier to 44.73 million metric tons (mt), or an average 10.58 million...

Apr 27, 2015, 16:26 ET

Platts: Global Petrochemical Prices Rose Again in March After 6-Mo. Decline

 Prices in the $3-trillion-plus global petrochemicals market climbed another 9% month over month in March, for a second month of rebound...

Apr 27, 2015, 14:12 ET

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

Platts Survey of Analysts - Cane crush: 13.10 million metric tons (mt) - Sugar production: 399,000 mt - Total ethanol...

Apr 22, 2015, 06:30 ET

Independent Assurance Review Confirms Platts Aligns Non-Oil Commodities With IOSCO Principles for Oil Price Reporting Agencies

Platts, a leading energy, petrochemicals, metals and agriculture information provider, today announced that an independent assurance review of its...

Apr 20, 2015, 16:00 ET

U.S. Natural Gas Production in March Rose less than 1% Versus February: Platts' Bentek Energy

 Natural gas production in the lower 48 United States grew 1.8 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) in March to 73.4 Bcf/d, according to Bentek...

Apr 20, 2015, 15:16 ET

Shale Oil Production in Bakken, Eagle Ford Rose 1% in March: Platts' Bentek Energy

 Oil production from key shale formations in North Dakota and Texas increased by 17,000 barrels per day (b/d), or 1%, in March versus February,...

Apr 20, 2015, 04:15 ET

Platts JKM™ for May-delivered LNG Showed First Monthly Gain since November

 Prices of spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) to northeast Asia for May delivery remained under pressure, falling 52.6% year over year to average...

Apr 14, 2015, 12:38 ET

Platts Survey: OPEC Pumps 30.72 Million Barrels of Crude Oil Per Day in March

Oil production from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) totaled 30.72 million barrels per day (b/d) in March, up 800,000...

Apr 13, 2015, 03:00 ET

Platts and Fenwei Partnership Launches New China Metallurgical Coal Assessments

 Platts, a leading global energy and commodities information provider, and Shanxi Fenwei Energy Consulting Company, China's largest and most...

Apr 09, 2015, 16:20 ET

Exports Are Last Viable Outlet for U.S. Crude Oil Oversupply: Platts' Bentek Energy

Current policies that limit exports of domestically produced U.S. crude oil could end the staggering growth of North America's oil sector amid the...

Apr 08, 2015, 18:16 ET

Platts Energy Podium: U.S. FERC Eyes Key Role in New EPA Power Sector Emission Reduction Effort

 U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) officials are busy preparing recommendations for how the commission can work with the...

Apr 07, 2015, 15:30 ET

Platts' Bentek Energy -- Special Report: Nowhere to Hide Except the Permian

The Permian Basin in West Texas is the most active hydrocarbon-producing area in North America, and even in a low-price environment it remains...

Apr 07, 2015, 14:15 ET

Platts: European Power Prices Declined on Strong Wind, Weaker Fossil Fuels

 European day-ahead electricity prices fell heavily in March as good wind conditions combined with lower natural gas prices and enduringly weak...

Apr 06, 2015, 03:00 ET

Platts China Steel Sentiment Index Edged Up in April

 The outlook for China's steel market over April remained at similar levels to March, underpinned by expectations of stronger construction...

Apr 02, 2015, 01:00 ET

TSI Scrap Index Provides Settlement Basis for New Borsa Istanbul Futures Contract

Borsa Istanbul Derivatives Market (VIOP), the Turkish derivatives trading exchange, is utilizing The Steel Index (TSI)'s daily scrap price...

Mar 30, 2015, 06:00 ET

Platts Report: China Oil Demand Dipped 1% in February from Year Ago

 China's apparent oil demand* in February contracted 1% year over year to 40.7 million metric tons (mt), or an average 10.66 million barrels...

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...