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Mar 03, 2015, 06:10 ET

Platts Acquires Germany's Minerals Value Service (MVS)

 Platts, a leading global energy, metals, petrochemicals and agriculture information provider, announced today that it has acquired...

Feb 27, 2015, 17:26 ET

Platts Launches New Price Assessment Capturing WTI Fundamentals at the U.S. Gulf

Platts, a leading global provider of energy and commodities information, this week launched a new price assessment that reflects the value of West...

Feb 27, 2015, 09:37 ET

Leggett & Platt Announces Webcast Of March 3 Presentation

 Diversified manufacturer Leggett & Platt announced that David S. Haffner, Board Chair & Chief Executive Officer, will speak to the...

Feb 25, 2015, 11:20 ET

Leggett & Platt Announces Quarterly Dividend Of $.31

- First quarter dividend is $.31 per share, an increase of 3.3% versus 1Q 2014 - Indicated dividend yield is 2.7% - Annual...

Feb 19, 2015, 14:09 ET

Platts: Global Petrochemical Prices in January Lowest Since Mid-2009

 Prices in the $3-trillion-plus global petrochemicals market slid 14% month over month in January, continuing a six-month slide triggered by...

Feb 18, 2015, 12:44 ET

Platts Publishes 25th Anniversary 'Who's Who at Electric Power Plants' Directory

Platts, a leading global provider of energy, petrochemicals, metals and agriculture information, has released the 25th annual Platts UDI "Who's Who...

Feb 17, 2015, 19:55 ET

Shale Oil Production in Bakken, Eagle Ford Steady in January: Platts' Bentek Energy

 Oil production from key shale formations in North Dakota and Texas increased by 28,000 barrels per day (b/d), or 1%, in January, according to...

Feb 17, 2015, 03:15 ET

Platts JKM™ for March-delivered LNG plunges 61.7% in Largest Year-over-Year Drop

 Prices of spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) for March delivery to northeast Asia saw their largest year-over-year drop on record, plunging...

Feb 13, 2015, 08:29 ET

Platts China Steel Sentiment Index Plunged in February

The outlook for China's steel market for the next 30 days is down on the back of weaker expectations for new domestic and export orders ahead of...

Feb 09, 2015, 03:00 ET

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

Oil production from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) totaled 29.94 million b/d in January from 30.03 million b/d in...

Feb 04, 2015, 13:22 ET

U.S. Natural Gas Production in January Falls 2% Versus December: Platts Bentek Energy

Natural gas production in the lower 48 United States decreased by 1.3 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) to 71.4 Bcf/d during the month of January,...

Feb 03, 2015, 17:12 ET

Platts: German, U.K. Wind Records Drove Down January European Power Prices

 European day-ahead electricity prices trended sharply lower in January as wind power generation posted new records in Germany and the U.K.,...

Jan 29, 2015, 16:05 ET

Leggett & Platt Announces Record Full-Year Adjusted EPS

- 2014 continuing operations adjusted1 EPS was a record $1.78, a 19% improvement over 2013 - Three-year TSR2 ending 2014 ranks in...

Jan 28, 2015, 10:39 ET

Platts Launches Market Data Direct: New Real-Time Global Commodity Prices and Data Service

 Platts, a leading global energy and commodity information provider and premier source of benchmark price references, has launched a new...

Jan 28, 2015, 09:30 ET

Sugar Market Outlook 2015 to 2020 Tops Platts' Kingsman Dubai Sugar Conference

Outlook, trader debates and refining updates will be center stage at the 11th annual Kingsman Dubai Sugar Conference, a renowned event in the world...

Jan 28, 2015, 03:00 ET

Platts Report: China Oil Demand Up 5.3% in December from Year Ago

China's apparent oil demand* in December rose 5.3% year over year to 44.96 million metric tons (mt), or an average 10.63 million barrels per day...

Jan 20, 2015, 15:43 ET

Platts Adds Petrochemicals to its Offering of Forward Price Curves

 Platts, a leading global energy and commodities information provider has expanded its commodity risk solutions portfolio to include forward...

Jan 19, 2015, 05:30 ET

Platts JKM™ for February-Delivered LNG Falls to Four-Year Low

 Prices of spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) for February delivery to Asia plunged to a four-year low, averaging $9.911 per million British...

Jan 16, 2015, 15:57 ET

Platts: Global Petrochemical Prices Plunged 18% in December

 Prices in the $3-trillion-plus global petrochemicals market fell another 18% in December – the biggest month-over-month drop since...

Jan 15, 2015, 18:29 ET

Shale Oil Production In Bakken & Eagle Ford Up 1.6% in December: Platts' Bentek Energy

Oil production from the Bakken shale in North Dakota and the Eagle Ford shale in Texas increased 45,000 barrels per day (b/d), or 1.6%, in...