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Jul 30, 2014, 17:52 ET

Platte River Equity Announces the Sale of The WellMark Company to Dover

 Platte River Equity ("Platte River") today announced the sale of its portfolio company, The WellMark Company ("WellMark"), to Dover...

Jul 29, 2014, 05:30 ET

Platts Report: China Oil Demand Rose 2.7% in June Versus a Year Ago

 China's apparent oil demand* in June turned directions from May and climbed  2.7% versus the same month a year ago to 41.94 million...

Jul 25, 2014, 12:41 ET

More than 30% Growth in Shale Oil Output in Bakken, Eagle Ford: Platts' Bentek Energy

Oil production from shale formations in North Dakota and Texas increased by more than 33% in June, according to Bentek Energy, an analytics and...

Jul 24, 2014, 16:05 ET

Leggett & Platt Reports $.48 Adjusted Second Quarter EPS

- 2Q adjusted EPS from continuing operations was $.48, a 9% increase versus $.44 last year - 2Q sales grew 4% vs. 2013: Store Fixtures...

Jul 24, 2014, 14:58 ET

Platts Releases 2014 Edition North American Natural Gas System Map

 Platts, a leading global energy, petrochemicals, metals and agriculture information provider, has enhanced its cartographic portfolio with the...

Jul 16, 2014, 19:11 ET

Platts: Spot LNG Prices for August Delivery Fell 26.5% from 2013 on Oversupply

Prices of spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) for August delivery to Asia plummeted 26.5% year-over-year to an average $11.365 per million British...

Jul 14, 2014, 17:00 ET

Leggett & Platt To Record Non-Cash Impairment In Store Fixtures

- 2Q non-cash goodwill impairment charge of $108 million (pre-tax) - 2Q EPS impact of $.65 per share - Apart from this charge,...

Jul 14, 2014, 12:06 ET

June Global Petrochemical Prices Climbed for First Time in Five Months

 Prices in the $3-trillion-plus global petrochemicals market climbed $26 per metric ton (/mt) in June, up 2% from the previous month and the...

Jul 11, 2014, 07:30 ET

Platts Energy Week TV to Begin Airing Sundays in Oil-Rich Oklahoma

 Platts, a leading global provider of energy, petrochemicals, metals and agriculture information, announces its Platts Energy Week TV program...

Jul 10, 2014, 17:45 ET

Platts Survey: OPEC Pumps 29.94 Million Barrels of Crude Oil Per Day in June

 Platts – Oil production from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) dipped by 30,000 barrels per day (b/d) in...

Jul 09, 2014, 05:46 ET

Platts Launches Daily Power Price Assessments for Turkey's Energy Market

 Platts, a leading global provider of energy and commodities information, has introduced four new price assessments aimed at helping Turkey's...

Jul 07, 2014, 16:34 ET

U.S. Natural Gas Output Rose 0.3% in June: Platts' Bentek Energy

 June proved to be another record-breaking month for U.S. natural gas output in the lower 48 States, with production totaling 68.1 billion...

Jul 03, 2014, 05:20 ET

Platts: U.K., European Natural Gas Prices Dropped Further in June

 Day-ahead natural gas prices in the U.K. and continental Europe continued to fall in June after reaching multi-year lows in May, according to...

Jul 02, 2014, 06:00 ET

Platts China Steel Sentiment Index Suggests New Steel Orders Drop in July

 The health of China's steel sector appears to have ebbed slightly, with the industry largely anticipating a slowdown in new steel orders in...

Jun 27, 2014, 06:00 ET

Platts Report: China Oil Demand Fell 0.7% in May versus a Year Ago

 China's apparent oil demand* in May dipped 0.7% compared with the same month last year to 39.92 million metric tons (mt) or an average 9.44...

Jun 26, 2014, 14:04 ET

Platts Introduces Dry Freight Shipping Publication Featuring 100+ Daily Price Assessments for Metals and Agricultural Commodities

 Expanding its portfolio of products dedicated to shipping, Platts, a leading global provider of energy, petrochemicals, metals and agriculture...

Jun 19, 2014, 16:02 ET

Bentek Report: Coal Poised to Retain Majority of U.S. Power Market Share

 U.S. coal is poised to retain its majority share of the U.S. power market, based on winter 2014 consumption and inventories data just released...

Jun 17, 2014, 18:31 ET

Platts: Monthly Spot LNG Prices for July Delivery Fell 9.5% on Low Demand

 Prices of spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) for July delivery to Asia fell 9.5% to an average $12.951 per million British thermal units...

Jun 16, 2014, 16:31 ET

Global Petrochemical Prices Fell for Fourth Consecutive Month in May

 Prices in the $3-trillion-plus global petrochemicals market slipped $3 per million metric ton (/mt) in May, marking the fourth consecutive...

Jun 12, 2014, 10:40 ET

Jorge Montepeque of Platts Given Lifetime Achievement Award by Energy Risk Magazine

 Jorge Montepeque, global editorial director of market reporting for Platts, a leading global provider of energy, metals, petrochemicals and...

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