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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...

Dec 11, 2014, 22:30 ET

Peabody Energy Wins "CEO" and "Energy Company" 2014 at Platts Global Energy Awards

American coal giant Peabody Energy Corporation walked away with "CEO of the Year" and "Energy Company of the Year," two of 18...

Dec 11, 2014, 19:01 ET

Vitol CEO Ian Taylor at Platts Global Energy Outlook Forum: Plunging Oil Prices Part of Long-Term Market Cycle of Highs and Lows

"Recent market movements highlight the main thing I've learned after 35 years in the industry - that predicting the oil price is nigh on...

Dec 11, 2014, 13:54 ET

Bentek Energy Issues Five-Year Outlook Report for Crude-by-Rail Transport in North America

 Growing North American oil supplies and regulations targeting railway transport of crude oil will substantially affect the number of tanker...

Dec 09, 2014, 14:35 ET

Platts Survey: OPEC Pumps 30.01 Million Barrels of Crude Oil Per Day in November

 Platts – Oil production from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) totaled 30.01 million barrels per day...

Dec 08, 2014, 02:00 ET

Platts China Steel Sentiment Index Shows Small Uptick

 The outlook for China's steel market has improved slightly, with expectations of new orders rising and steel output tipped to stay at November...

Dec 07, 2014, 21:00 ET

TSI Iron Ore Fines Index to Form Basis of New CME Futures Contract

 The CME Group is utilizing The Steel Index (TSI)'s daily iron ore price index published by Platts, a leading global provider of energy,...

Dec 03, 2014, 07:32 ET

Platts: November European Power Prices Fell 1.8% Despite Power Price Gains in Germany

 Continental European electricity prices dipped in November despite a 3% price gain in the region's dominant market of Germany, according to...

Dec 01, 2014, 20:00 ET

Platts Paraxylene Prices Selected As Basis for New SGX Derivatives Contracts

The Singapore Exchange (SGX) has selected the daily paraxylene (PX) price assessment published by Platts, a leading global provider of energy,...

Nov 26, 2014, 03:00 ET

Platts Report: China Oil Demand Rises 2.9% in October from Year Ago

 China's apparent oil demand* in October rose 2.9% year over year to 42.65 million metric tons (mt), or an average 10.09 million barrels per...

Nov 20, 2014, 04:00 ET

Platts: Global Petrochemical Prices Fell 4% in October

Prices in the $3-trillion-plus global petrochemicals market extended its fall by 4% in October, as upstream energy prices continued to slide....

Nov 17, 2014, 11:49 ET

Platts JKM™ Prices for December-Delivered LNG Dropped 29.4% on Oversupply

 Prices of spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) for December delivery to Asia plunged 29.4% year over year to average $12.490 per million British...

Nov 11, 2014, 11:58 ET

Platts Survey: OPEC Pumps 30.3 Million Barrels of Crude Oil Per Day in October

 Platts – Oil production from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) fell by 300,000 barrels per day (b/d) to...

Nov 11, 2014, 10:00 ET

Platts Oilgram Price Report Gets a New Look and New Features

Platts, a leading global provider of energy, petrochemicals, metals and agriculture information, has redesigned its Platts Oilgram Price Report,...

Nov 10, 2014, 22:00 ET

Platts China Steel Sentiment Index Falls to Record Low

 Chinese steel market participants expect steel demand to weaken further this year, with the outlook for new export orders dropping...

Nov 10, 2014, 17:42 ET

U.S. Ethane Exports 'Imminent' Amid Flood of Supply from Shale Plays: Bentek Energy

 U.S. ethane production, forecast to reach 2.5 million barrels per day (b/d) by 2024, will cause supply to exceed domestic demand, making...