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Feature -- Syria Conflict: Energy Security Implications

April 14, 2018
The US' declaration that the overnight missile strikes against Syria would be limited and a "one-time shot" may tamp down some of the risk to oil prices spiking when markets open Monday.
Analysis: US avoids direct Russia confrontation with Syria airstrikes, lowering oil price risk
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Factbox: Syrian crisis shines spotlight on Russian energy in Europe
Factbox: Syrian crisis shines spotlight on Russian energy in Europe
The risk of a direct military confrontation between the US and Russia over Syria has raised energy security concerns in Europe. Oil prices touched three-and-half year highs above $72 b/d after US President Donald Trump signaled a possible military response to alleged chemical weapons attacks near Damascus.

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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.
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The Barrel Blog

June 08, 2018
China is at the forefront of global commodity demand and last year overtook even the US to become the world’s largest importer of crude oil.
April 20, 2018
Beijing's sudden decision to drastically curb imports of thermal coal into the country's ports presents a golden opportunity to Indian coal buyers to pick up large volumes of Australian power station fuel at discounted prices, according to a S&P Global Platts analysis.
March 26, 2018
The world has seen a surge in electric vehicle use in recent years, but that plug-in push has not sparked as brightly in Russia.
March 08, 2018
Emissions, agility and autonomous vehicles were the focus of General Motors CEO Mary Barra’s luncheon address to energy industry executives, March 7, at CERAWeek by IHS Markit.
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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.
EU war on truck emissions to boost LNG but oil demand impact limited
May 31, 2018
- Tackling growing road transport emissions is one of the EU's biggest challenges in meeting its long-term climate change commitments.
The battle between spodumene and brine – lithium mining
April 30, 2018
- This podcast looks into lithium and how mining techniques differ for one of the lightest metals in the world; sheds light on what brine and spodumene are and the advantages of each from a cost perspective.
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