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Feb 07, 2016, 17:04 ET

Platts Report: China Oil Demand Contracts 0.8% Year over Year in December

 China's apparent* oil demand contracted by 0.8% in December 2015 from a year earlier to 11.35 million barrels per day (b/d), according to a...

Feb 05, 2016, 09:00 ET

U.S. Oil Exports: Platts Launches New Price References for On-Ship Crude Oil in U.S. Gulf Coast

 To bring transparency to the U.S. export value of crude oil in the U.S. Gulf Coast, Platts today announced it will publish new pricing points...

Feb 01, 2016, 16:06 ET

Leggett & Platt Announces Record Full-Year EPS

- 2015 continuing operations adjusted1 EPS was a record $2.34, a 31% improvement over 2014 - Three-year TSR2 ending 12-31-2015 ranks in...

Jan 27, 2016, 12:53 ET

Shale Oil Production in Bakken, Eagle Ford Little Changed in December: Platts Bentek

Oil production from key shale formations in North Dakota and Texas dropped slightly in December versus November, according to Platts Bentek, an...

Jan 22, 2016, 15:12 ET

Platts Survey: OPEC Pumped 32.28 Million Barrels of Crude Oil Per Day in December

Oil production from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) fell by 130,000 barrels per day (b/d) in December on lower volumes...

Jan 22, 2016, 08:45 ET

Mexico Adopts Platts for Oil and Gas Pricing as Part of its Landmark Energy Sector Reforms

 Mexico's federal government has entered into an exclusive agreement with Platts, a leading global provider of energy and commodities...

Jan 14, 2016, 02:00 ET

Platts China Steel Sentiment Index Remains at Low Level in January

Chinese steel market participants expect new orders to remain subdued over January, though they see some improvement in price levels for both long...

Jan 13, 2016, 08:00 ET

Platts: Global Petrochemical Prices Dropped 1.1% in December

 Prices in the $3-trillion-plus global petrochemicals market in December, expressed as a monthly average, were $796 per metric ton (/mt), down...

Jan 12, 2016, 19:01 ET

U.S. Nuclear Plants on Pace to Complete Post-Fukushima Enhancements: NRC Chief

U.S. nuclear power plants are effectively implementing modifications required in the aftermath of the devastating Fukushima I nuclear accident in...

Jan 11, 2016, 21:07 ET

Platts Pre-Report Survey of Analysts Results: UNICA Sugarcane Crush - Brazil - 2H December 2015

Platts Survey of Analysts - Cane crush: 10.02 million metric tons (mt) - Total recoverable sugar...

Jan 05, 2016, 16:59 ET

Platts Report: China Oil Demand Grew 1.5% Year over Year in November

 China's apparent oil demand* rose 1.5% in November from a year earlier to 10.95 million barrels per day (b/d), according to the Platts China...

Dec 18, 2015, 16:02 ET

Shale Oil Production in Bakken, Eagle Ford Held Steady in November: Platts Bentek

Oil production from key shale formations in North Dakota and Texas remained relatively flat in November versus October, according to Platts Bentek,...

Dec 18, 2015, 13:25 ET

Platts Pre-Report Survey of Analysts Results: UNICA Sugarcane Crush - Brazil -- 1H December

Platts Survey of Analysts - Cane crush: 19.22 million metric tons (mt) - Total recoverable sugar (ATR): 114.39 kilograms per...

Dec 17, 2015, 15:54 ET

Platts JKM™ for January-Delivered LNG down 26.5% Year-Over-Year

 Prices of spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) for delivery to northeast Asia averaged $7.397 per million British thermal units (/MMBtu) for...

Dec 17, 2015, 11:41 ET

Platts: Global Petrochemical Prices Rose 2.5% in November

Prices in the $3-trillion-plus global petrochemicals market in November, expressed as a monthly average, were $805 per metric ton (/mt), or up...

Dec 17, 2015, 08:41 ET

Platts Survey: OPEC Pumps 31.17 Million Barrels of Crude Oil Per Day in November

Oil production from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) totaled 31.17 million barrels per day (b/d) in November, an...

Dec 16, 2015, 09:00 ET

Platts Appoints Paul Baksh to Lead Sugar Analysis

 Platts, a leading global provider of energy, metals and agriculture information, today announced the appointment of Paul Baksh as head of...

Dec 15, 2015, 14:06 ET

U.S. Natural Gas Production Continued to Drop in November: Platts Bentek

 Natural gas production in the lower 48 United States averaged 71.3 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) in November, which is down about 0.46...

Dec 09, 2015, 22:24 ET

Energy Companies from Seven Countries Snag Honors at Platts Global Energy Awards

 Energy companies from seven countries and three continents tonight received honors for leadership, innovation and exemplary performance at the...

Dec 08, 2015, 10:08 ET

Leggett & Platt Names New Senior Vice President/President Of Specialized Products Segment

 Diversified manufacturer Leggett & Platt announced that Mitch Dolloff will assume the role of Senior Vice President/President of the...