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Oil

Mexico City (Platts)--17 Oct 2018 516 pm EDT/2116 GMT
Pemex refineries at 32.3% of capacity
New York (Platts)--17 Oct 2018 326 pm EDT/1926 GMT
US crude supply adds 6.49 million barrels
London (Platts)--17 Oct 2018 101 pm EDT/1701 GMT
Shell to retain lifting rights on DUC oil, gas
London (Platts)--17 Oct 2018 906 am EDT/1306 GMT
The North Sea crude oil complex has firmed to fresh highs, supported by bidding interest for most of the BFOE grades in the Platts Market on Close process prompted by a window of arbitrage opportunity from Europe to Asia.
Houston (Platts)--17 Oct 2018 639 am EDT/1039 GMT
A potential swing to a Democrat-controlled House of Representatives and a host of important energy-related state ballot initiatives make the US midterm election cycle a potentially transformational event for US energy.
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Natural Gas

Denver (Platts)--17 Oct 2018 555 pm EDT/2155 GMT
Output from play's East Texas acreage hits 2.5 Bcf/d in Oct
Houston (Platts)--17 Oct 2018 332 pm EDT/1932 GMT
The NYMEX November natural gas futures contract jumped 8.1 cents and settled at $3.320/MMBtu Wednesday, largely driven by erratic weather and storage concerns.
Houston (Platts)--17 Oct 2018 1151 am EDT/1551 GMT
NYMEX November natural gas futures contract rose in morning trade Wednesday, largely driven by erratic weather.
London (Platts)--17 Oct 2018 938 am EDT/1338 GMT
Norwegian natural gas exports to the UK jumped to their highest in six months Wednesday as consistently high UK prices incentivized flows normally only reserved for wintry periods.
New Delhi (Platts)--17 Oct 2018 459 am EDT/859 GMT
France's Total has signed an agreement with India's Adani Group, that will see them jointly develop a fuel retail network and various LNG regasification terminals in India.
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Electric Power

New York (Platts)--17 Oct 2018 444 pm EDT/2044 GMT
OPSI proposes subsidized resource carve-out auction plan
Brussels (Platts)--17 Oct 2018 1205 pm EDT/1605 GMT
European power and natural gas industry associations are calling for the EU to maintain close links with the UK's energy market after Brexit to minimize disruption to trading, ahead of an EU leaders' debate Wednesday on the UK's withdrawal agreement.
Brussels (Platts)--17 Oct 2018 908 am EDT/1308 GMT
The European Commission is inviting applications for the next round of electricity projects to be designated EU projects of common interest, which benefit from faster permitting procedures and access to EU funding.
Washington (Platts)--16 Oct 2018 501 pm EDT/2101 GMT
Grid operator not ready to tackle some issues under tight deadline
Washington (Platts)--16 Oct 2018 135 pm EDT/1735 GMT
LaFleur wary of cybersecurity justification for coal supports
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Coal

Houston (Platts)--17 Oct 2018 408 pm EDT/2008 GMT
Colorado highest producer with 3.6 million st
London (Platts)--17 Oct 2018 730 am EDT/1130 GMT
European utilities are reaping huge profits from coal-fired generation as they are able to buy thermal coals at substantial discounts to benchmark index prices and blend them to satisfy technical requirements, trading sources said at the World Coal Leaders Network conference in Barcelona Wednesday.
Singapore (Platts)--17 Oct 2018 512 am EDT/912 GMT
French utility EDF warned of possible strikes at its three remaining coal-fired power plants with a combined capacity of 1.8 GW this winter, it said Wednesday in a note on EDF Transparency.
Sydney (Platts)--17 Oct 2018 142 am EDT/542 GMT
BHP's thermal coal production in the July-September quarter slipped 1% year on year and 26% from April-June to 6.64 million mt, but the miner maintained its production guidance for fiscal 2018-2019, the company said Wednesday.
Houston (Platts)--16 Oct 2018 128 pm EDT/1728 GMT
September coal exports at 607,000 mt, down 19.7% from August
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Shipping

Moscow (Platts)--17 Oct 2018 909 am EDT/1309 GMT
Russian independent gas producer Novatek and Belgium's Fluxys Wednesday signed a land lease agreement with the port of Rostock in Germany for construction of a mid-scale LNG transshipment terminal.
London (Platts)--17 Oct 2018 911 am EDT/1311 GMT
Discussions on European 2019 high sulfur and low sulfur fuel oil tenders are well under way, but some traders have reservations about being locked into the 2019 contracts due to the potential exposure to price volatility in the lead up to the implementation of the 0.5% global marine sulfur cap.
London (Platts)--16 Oct 2018 731 am EDT/1131 GMT
The fuel oil terminal at the Black Sea port of Novorossiisk could be switched to handling light products, after a project for its transformation has been approved by the Rostov subsidiary of the Glavgozexpertiza, Russia's institution for evaluating design documentation.
Houston (Platts)--15 Oct 2018 610 pm EDT/2210 GMT
Scorpio Tankers announced Monday its intention to fit approximately 90 product tankers with Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (Scrubbers) in preparation for the International Marine Organization's 2020 bunker fuel regulation changes.
Moscow (Platts)--15 Oct 2018 620 am EDT/1020 GMT
Oil loading at the Russian Black Sea port of Novorossiisk has resumed after a storm, which had halted operations since the middle of last week, a spokesman for Russian pipeline operator Transneft said Monday.
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Petrochemicals

Singapore (Platts)--17 Oct 2018 600 pm EDT/2200 GMT
US stockpiles of propylene for non-fuel use increased in the week ended October 12 to 2.404 million barrels, up 366,000 barrels, Energy Information Administration data showed Thursday.
London (Platts)--17 Oct 2018 1012 am EDT/1412 GMT
The naphtha East/West paper spread has eased back from a two-year high seen earlier this week but remained strong enough to allow further arbitrage flows to Asia from Europe, sources said Wednesday
Singapore (Platts)--17 Oct 2018 248 am EDT/648 GMT
The price spread between benzene and its feedstock toluene in Asia narrowed to more than a two-year low of $3.83/mt on Tuesday amid a benzene glut and firmer toluene prices due to tight inventory in East China after the National Day holidays early October, S&P Global Platts data showed.
Houston (Platts)--16 Oct 2018 516 pm EDT/2116 GMT
US spot methanol has been on an upward climb this month and on Tuesday rose to its highest level in more than four years amid global supply tightness.
Houston (Platts)--16 Oct 2018 130 pm EDT/1730 GMT
The US October propylene contract has settled flat on the month, market participants said Tuesday.
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Metals

Houston (Platts)--17 Oct 2018 519 pm EDT/2119 GMT
Last week's $40/st price increase for flat-rolled sheet steel products from US mills received a lukewarm reception from most players, with buying remaining limited, sources said Wednesday.
New York (Platts)--17 Oct 2018 338 pm EDT/1938 GMT
An ambitious Chinese growth initiative appears once again to be reliant on Australian raw materials.
Louisville, Kentucky (Platts)--17 Oct 2018 312 pm EDT/1912 GMT
AMG Vanadium intends to construct a plant in the US to essentially double its existing production capacity of ferrovanadium and spent catalyst recycling materials at its facility in Cambridge, Ohio, a company official said Wednesday.
Sao Paulo (Platts)--17 Oct 2018 310 pm EDT/1910 GMT
The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) reviewed economic growth projections for the region in 2018 and now expects an average GDP expansion of 1.3%, slightly lower than the 1.5% forecast from August.
London (Platts)--17 Oct 2018 1201 pm EDT/1601 GMT
CIS mills are under pressure to accept lower price levels to close more deals for November rolling amid slack demand in key markets, including Turkey, Egypt and Asia, trading sources said Wednesday.
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Agriculture

Houston (Platts)--17 Oct 2018 557 pm EDT/2157 GMT
US ethanol production averaged 1.011 million b/d in the week that ended October 12, down 29,000 b/d week on week, Energy Information Administration data showed Wednesday.
Washington DC (Platts)--17 Oct 2018 1003 am EDT/1403 GMT
The US Environmental Protection Agency aims to adopt final rules for fuel economy standards by March and year-round sales of higher ethanol blends by May, according to a fall regulatory agenda released Wednesday by the Trump administration.
Houston (Platts)--16 Oct 2018 302 pm EDT/1902 GMT
The Andersons, a US-based ethanol producer and grains trading business, has said it will acquire the remaining 67.5% of Lansing Trade Group that it did not already own.
Washington (Platts)--15 Oct 2018 358 pm EDT/1958 GMT
The US Environmental Protection Agency aims to formally propose an expansion of higher ethanol blends and trading reforms for renewable fuel credits markets by February, a spokesman said Monday.
Houston (Platts)--15 Oct 2018 136 pm EDT/1736 GMT
The amount of US corn inspected for export in the week ended October 11 totaled 996,643 mt, triple from 330,456 mt inspected in the year-ago week, data from the Department of Agriculture showed Monday.
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