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June 15, 2018
The longer China delays publishing its detailed trade data for April, the more it is feeding speculation about the possible ulterior motives behind withholding the numbers, and hurting credibility.
June 14, 2018
Attendance was greater than ever at the IATA Fuel Forum in London. Ease of location was no doubt a factor, with fuel procurement teams flying in to London from all over the world. However, another factor is the current robust health of the airline industry... for now at least.
June 13, 2018
The metallurgical coal market has been abuzz with chatter since reports last week of a $70 billion package proposed by China to narrow its significant trade deficit with the US.
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Singapore (Platts)--18 Jun 2018 502 am EDT/902 GMT
Shocks to the global trading system due to escalating trade disputes are being felt in a very niche business -- the large-scale commodity trading houses that keep a low profile but have a huge influence on global trade with revenues running into hundreds of billions of dollars.
Tokyo (Platts)--18 Jun 2018 439 am EDT/839 GMT
Japanese steel producers did not find any damage to their steel mills after carrying out investigations following the 6.1 magnitude earthquake which hit the Kansai area, around Osaka in western Japan, early Monday, officials from the steel mills located in the affected area said.
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Feature: OPEC Guide

June 08, 2018
As OPEC prepares to meet in Vienna to decide whether to loosen the taps, its crude production in May slid for the fourth straight month to 31.90 million b/d, the lowest in over a year, according to the latest S&P Global Platts survey.
OPEC May crude oil output slides to 13-month low of 31.90 mil b/d: Platts survey
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OPEC crude oil output and production vs. cut allocations
OPEC crude oil output and production vs. cut allocations
Since 1988, S&P Global Platts has published a monthly survey tracking OPEC crude oil production by country. The estimates are obtained through a review of proprietary shipping data, news reportage and surveys of knowledgeable sources.


What's in store for global polyethylene and polypropylene out to 2027?
Worldwide polyethylene capacity is seen to grow from 108.3 million mt in 2016 to 150 million mt by 2027, with around 10 million mt of speculative capacity included into our forecasts post 2024. Platts Analytics expects production to grow from 93 million mt in 2016 to 133.6 million mt by 2027.


US casts big shadow over OPEC meeting
June 18, 2018
- We talk to the last US official to attend an OPEC meeting, Kent Hance, a former US congressman; and Amy Myers Jaffe, director of the Energy Security and Climate Change Program, on the role OPEC can have in propping up Venezuelan crude supply or protecting Iran from the impacts of the US exit from the nuclear deal.
World's biggest industry will be slow to change, ex-BP chief says after Pope meeting
June 15, 2018
- Following a meeting of energy chiefs with Pope Francis in the Vatican, Britain's Lord Browne, former CEO of BP and current executive chairman of L1 Energy, tells S&P Global Platts that change in the world's biggest industry, oil and gas, will be a slow process.
What will impact global oil the most: Venezuelan crude collapse or US nuclear deal exit?
June 08, 2018
- Jane Nakano, a senior fellow with the energy and national security program at the Center for Strategic International Studies, joins Capitol Crude to talk about energy trade between the US and China and where it's headed.
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