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Jun 30, 2015, 23:00 ET

Platts Introduces FOB Straits Process for Refined Oil Products Price Assessments

Platts, a leading global energy, petrochemicals and metals information provider and a premier source of benchmark price references, today...

Jun 30, 2015, 02:30 ET

Platts Report: China Oil Demand Climbed 8.2% Year over Year in May

China's apparent oil demand* in May increased 8.2% from a year earlier to 43.80 million metric tons (mt), or an average 10.36 million barrels per...

Jun 24, 2015, 16:15 ET

Platts Voted Number One Out of Ten Data & Market Information Providers

 Platts, a leading global provider of energy, metals, petrochemicals and agriculture information, topped the list of data and market...

Jun 24, 2015, 14:05 ET

Continental Power Plummeted in May as German Renewables Dominated

 German day-ahead electricity prices averaged €25.30 per megawatt hour (MWh) in May, their lowest monthly average in 12 years as wind,...

Jun 23, 2015, 11:56 ET

Platts Report: World Nuclear Output Rose in 2014 for First Time Since Fukushima Accident

 World nuclear generation in 2014 rose 1% compared to 2013, the first annual gain since the 2011 accident at Fukushima I in Japan curbed global...

Jun 23, 2015, 10:49 ET

Market Recovery Likely for Atlantic Panamax Vessels by End of Decade: Platts Report

 Shipowners operating in the trans-Atlantic dry bulk market, where prices have been plumbing two-year lows on the back of acute vessel...

Jun 17, 2015, 13:05 ET

Shale Oil Production in Bakken, Eagle Ford Little Changed in May: Platts' Bentek Energy

 Oil production from key shale formations in North Dakota and Texas was little changed in May versus April, according to Bentek Energy, an...

Jun 16, 2015, 05:30 ET

Platts JKM™ for July-Delivered LNG Plunged 41.3% from Year Ago on Poor Demand

 Prices of spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) for July delivery to northeast Asia averaged $7.600 per million British thermal units (/MMBtu),...

Jun 15, 2015, 10:56 ET

Platts Survey: OPEC Pumps 31.11 Million Barrels of Crude Oil Per Day in May

 Oil production from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) totaled 31.11 million barrels per day (b/d) in May, up...

Jun 15, 2015, 00:00 ET

Platts China Steel Sentiment Index Slumped in June

 The outlook for new steel orders in China over June deteriorated from May, while expectations for flat steel prices over the coming month was...

Jun 08, 2015, 20:36 ET

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

Platts Survey of Analysts - Cane crush: 38.76 million metric tons (mt) - Sugar production: 1,834.75 million mt - Total ethanol...

Jun 08, 2015, 20:30 ET

Platts Global Energy Awards Now Accepting Nominations for 2015 Program

 Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Platts Global Energy Awards, which recognize corporate and individual excellence in 17 Awards...

Jun 04, 2015, 05:00 ET

Platts: Global Petrochemical Prices Continued to Climb in May

 Prices in the $3-trillion-plus global petrochemicals market climbed another 4% month over month in May, for a fourth month of rebound...

Jun 03, 2015, 15:37 ET

OPEC Bestows its Award for Journalism on Platts' Margaret McQuaile

 The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) bestowed its 2015 Award for Journalism on Margaret McQuaile, senior correspondent at...

May 29, 2015, 16:43 ET

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

Oil production from key shale formations in North Dakota and Texas were mostly flat in April versus March, according to Bentek Energy, an analytics...

May 29, 2015, 00:00 ET

Platts Report: China Oil Demand Climbed 5.4% Year over Year in April

China's apparent oil demand* in April increased 5.4% from a year earlier to 42.89 million metric tons (mt), or an average 10.48 million barrels per...

May 26, 2015, 08:15 ET

Platte River Equity Acquires Profile Products LLC

Platte River Equity ("Platte River") announced today that it has acquired Profile Products LLC ("Profile Products" or the "Company") in partnership...

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...