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Sep 29, 2014, 20:15 ET

Finalists from 26 Countries Vie for 2014 Platts Global Energy Awards

 Energy companies from 26 countries have been selected as finalists for the Platts Global Energy Awards, an annual program recognizing...

Sep 29, 2014, 06:00 ET

Platts Increases Frequency of its EU Sugar Price Assessments and Data Offering

 In response to industry requests, Platts, a leading global energy, petrochemicals, metals and agriculture information provider, this month...

Sep 25, 2014, 00:00 ET

Platts Report: China Oil Demand Climbed 3.7% in August from a Year Ago

 China's apparent oil demand* in August climbed to its highest level in a year, according to a just-released Platts analysis of Chinese...

Sep 24, 2014, 20:00 ET

Seven Finalists Named for Platts' Energy "Asia CEO of the Year" Award

 Seven executives from energy companies in India, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Thailand have been selected as finalists for Platts' Asia CEO...

Sep 22, 2014, 13:28 ET

Platts Data Selected As Basis for 9 New ICE Energy Contracts

 Platts' physical market price assessments for oil, refined petroleum products, and North American natural gas are the basis for nine new...

Sep 19, 2014, 09:00 ET

Shale Oil Production From Bakken, Eagle Ford Up 3.1% in August: Platts' Bentek Energy

Oil production from shale formations in North Dakota and Texas increased by more than 78,000 barrels per day (b/d) in August or 3.1% in August,...

Sep 18, 2014, 10:00 ET

Platts JKM™ LNG Prices for October Delivery Posted First Gain Since March

 Prices of spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) for October delivery to Asia gained 19.8% on a month over month to an average $12.826/MMBtu per...

Sep 17, 2014, 18:49 ET

Chairman of Institute of Energy Economics, Japan to Keynote Platts Top 250

The keynote speaker at this year's unveiling of the Platts Top 250 Global Energy Company Rankings™ in Singapore on October 28 will be the...

Sep 12, 2014, 06:53 ET

Platts: Global Petrochemical Prices Fell 1% in August

 Prices in the $3-trillion-plus global petrochemicals market dropped 1% in August as energy prices fell globally, according to the...

Sep 09, 2014, 14:57 ET

Platts Survey: OPEC Pumped 30.2 Million Barrels of Crude Oil Per Day in August

 Platts – Oil production from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) climbed 70,000 barrels per day (b/d) to...

Sep 09, 2014, 09:00 ET

U.S. Natural Gas Production in August Rose 0.6% from July: Platts' Bentek Energy

Natural gas production in the lower 48 United States increased by 0.4 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) during the month of August versus July,...

Sep 08, 2014, 23:00 ET

Platts China Steel Sentiment Index Indicates Weak Demand, Price Outlook

 The health of China's steel sector may be poised for a less than robust immediate future, according to the latest Platts China Steel Sentiment...

Sep 03, 2014, 08:45 ET

Platts: U.K., European Natural Gas Prices Rose in August

 Colder weather, reduced liquefied natural gas (LNG) send-out from terminals into the U.K. gas network and an escalation in the Ukraine/Russia...

Aug 28, 2014, 02:30 ET

Platts to Unveil 2014 Top 250 Global Energy Company Rankings on October 28

 Platts, a leading global provider of energy, petrochemicals, metals and agriculture information, will unveil its 2014 Top 250 Global Energy...

Aug 27, 2014, 04:00 ET

Platts Report: China Oil Demand Fell 2.1% in July Versus a Year Ago

 China's apparent oil demand* in July decreased by 2.1% over the same month a year ago, according to a just-released Platts analysis of Chinese...

Aug 26, 2014, 14:55 ET

Bentek Report: Demand Could Overtake Production as Driver of Shale Gas Revolution

At this link view a map of planned U.S. fertilizer, gas-to-liquids and methanol facilities through 2021, courtesy of Bentek Energy. Additional...

Aug 22, 2014, 01:00 ET

Platts Report: Singapore Moving Towards FOB Straits Basis for Oil?

 The expansion of Singapore as a leading Asia-Pacific energy hub, combined with the country's moratorium on the development of further onshore...

Aug 21, 2014, 08:00 ET

Shale Oil Production From Bakken, Eagle Ford Rose 3.4% in July: Platts' Bentek Energy

 Oil production from shale formations in North Dakota and Texas increased by more than 86,000 barrels per day (b/d) or 3.4% in July, according...

Aug 20, 2014, 04:30 ET

Platts JKM™ LNG Prices for September Delivery Plunged 33.1% on Weak Demand

 Prices of spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) for September delivery to Asia plummeted 33.1% year over year to an average $10.702 per million...

Aug 19, 2014, 16:08 ET

Leggett & Platt Reaches Tentative Settlement of Antitrust Claims

- Tentative agreement reached to settle U.S. polyurethane foam direct purchaser class portion of antitrust cases for $39.8 million (pre-tax)...