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Jan 29, 2015, 16:05 ET

Leggett & Platt Announces Record Full-Year Adjusted EPS

- 2014 continuing operations adjusted1 EPS was a record $1.78, a 19% improvement over 2013 - Three-year TSR2 ending 2014 ranks in...

Jan 28, 2015, 10:39 ET

Platts Launches Market Data Direct: New Real-Time Global Commodity Prices and Data Service

 Platts, a leading global energy and commodity information provider and premier source of benchmark price references, has launched a new...

Jan 28, 2015, 09:30 ET

Sugar Market Outlook 2015 to 2020 Tops Platts' Kingsman Dubai Sugar Conference

Outlook, trader debates and refining updates will be center stage at the 11th annual Kingsman Dubai Sugar Conference, a renowned event in the world...

Jan 28, 2015, 03:00 ET

Platts Report: China Oil Demand Up 5.3% in December from Year Ago

China's apparent oil demand* in December rose 5.3% year over year to 44.96 million metric tons (mt), or an average 10.63 million barrels per day...

Jan 20, 2015, 15:43 ET

Platts Adds Petrochemicals to its Offering of Forward Price Curves

 Platts, a leading global energy and commodities information provider has expanded its commodity risk solutions portfolio to include forward...

Jan 19, 2015, 05:30 ET

Platts JKM™ for February-Delivered LNG Falls to Four-Year Low

 Prices of spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) for February delivery to Asia plunged to a four-year low, averaging $9.911 per million British...

Jan 16, 2015, 15:57 ET

Platts: Global Petrochemical Prices Plunged 18% in December

 Prices in the $3-trillion-plus global petrochemicals market fell another 18% in December – the biggest month-over-month drop since...

Jan 15, 2015, 18:29 ET

Shale Oil Production In Bakken & Eagle Ford Up 1.6% in December: Platts' Bentek Energy

Oil production from the Bakken shale in North Dakota and the Eagle Ford shale in Texas increased 45,000 barrels per day (b/d), or 1.6%, in...

Jan 12, 2015, 14:23 ET

Nominations Now Being Accepted for the 2015 Platts Global Metals Awards

 Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Platts Global Metals Awards, which recognize corporate and individual excellence in more than...

Jan 09, 2015, 16:09 ET

Platts Survey: OPEC Pumps 30.03 Million Barrels of Crude Oil Per Day in December

 Oil production from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) totaled 30.03 million b/d in December, up 20,000 b/d from...

Jan 08, 2015, 15:43 ET

Platts Expands its Offering of Daily Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Price References

 Platts, a leading global energy and commodities information provider, has launched a daily price assessment of liquefied natural gas (LNG)...

Jan 08, 2015, 11:24 ET

Platts: December European Power Prices Volatile as Strong Winds Offset Early Month Highs

 Continental European day-ahead electricity prices were volatile in December with a 9% decline in Germany more than offsetting increases in...

Jan 08, 2015, 00:00 ET

Platts China Steel Sentiment Index Falls in January

 The outlook for China's steel market in January has worsened, according to the latest Platts China Steel Sentiment Index (Platts CSSI), which...

Jan 06, 2015, 12:57 ET

U.S. Natural Gas Production in December Averages 72.8 Bcf/d, Achieves New Record: Platts Bentek Energy

 Natural gas production in the lower 48 United States increased by 2.2 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) during the month of December,...

Dec 23, 2014, 23:30 ET

Platts Report: China Oil Demand Rises 3.5% in November from Year Ago

China's apparent oil demand* in November rose 3.5% year over year to 42.18 million metric tons (mt), or an average 10.31 million barrels per day...

Dec 18, 2014, 05:20 ET

Platts: Global Petrochemical Prices Fell 9% in November

 Prices in the $3-trillion-plus global petrochemicals market extended its fall by 9% in November, as energy and naphtha prices continued to...

Dec 17, 2014, 00:00 ET

Platts JKM™ for January-delivered LNG Slumped 46.9% in Largest Year over Year Drop

 Prices of spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) for January delivery to Asia plunged 46.9% year over year to average $10.062 per million British...

Dec 16, 2014, 14:31 ET
Shandong's teapot refinery hubs and capacities

China's Independent Oil Refineries: An Inside Look - Surviving Amid Mounting Challenges

 Independent oil refiners in eastern China, responsible for some 30% of the nation's refining capacity, are confident of survival despite major...

Dec 15, 2014, 03:00 ET

Platts Report: Falling energy prices could challenge profitability of U.S. petrochemicals

 The petrochemical industry got a taste of what could be a potential shift in petrochemical profitability during the last quarter as crude...

Dec 12, 2014, 10:30 ET

Sector Leadership, Stewardship, Technology and Projects Win at Platts Global Energy Awards

 Achievements in renewable and sustainable energy, particularly by electric power producers, were honored at the 16th annual Platts Global...