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May 21, 2015, 17:39 ET

Alcoa Snags Metals Company of the Year and Industry Leader-Aluminum: Platts Global Metals Awards

 U.S.-based Alcoa, a global leader in lightweight metals technology, engineering and manufacturing, walked away with two of the most...

May 19, 2015, 04:45 ET

Platts JKM™ for June-delivered LNG fell 3.5% from previous month

 Prices of spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) to northeast Asia averaged $7.12 per million British thermal units (/MMBtu) for June, according to...

May 12, 2015, 11:30 ET

Platts' Kingsman Issues Quarterly Sugar Supply, Demand and Balance Estimates Update-May

Sugar producers, undaunted by surplus inventories and declining prices, have continued to add to global sugar supply, pushing the market into a...

May 12, 2015, 00:30 ET

Platts China Steel Sentiment Index Dipped in May

 The outlook for new steel orders in China over May weakened from April despite expectations of higher prices for flat steel products,...

May 11, 2015, 03:30 ET

Platts: Global Petrochemical Prices Up 10% in April from Month Ago

Prices in the $3-trillion-plus global petrochemicals market climbed 10% month over month in April, posting the first double digit increase since...

May 08, 2015, 18:20 ET

Platts Survey: OPEC Pumps 30.93 Million Barrels of Crude Oil Per Day in April

 Oil production from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) totaled 30.93 million barrels per day (b/d) in April, up...

May 07, 2015, 13:46 ET

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

Natural gas production in the lower 48 United States hit a one-day record of 73.7 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) at the end of April, according...

May 07, 2015, 13:25 ET

Platts: Carbon Tax Drives April U.K. Power Price Divergence with Continent

 The price spread between U.K. and Continental European power prices widened in April as a hike in the U.K.'s CO2 tax pushed prices up, while...

May 05, 2015, 11:11 ET

Leggett & Platt Announces Dividend And Annual Meeting Results

   - Second quarter dividend is $.31 per share, an increase of 3.3% versus 2Q 2014 - Indicated dividend yield is 2.7%,...

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...