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Natural Gas


Shift in pricing dynamics between European gas curves, NE Asia LNG
Shift in pricing dynamics between European gas curves, NE Asia LNG
June 14, 2018 16:03:23 EST (2:47)

Despite European natural gas stocks being drawn down to record low levels at the end of the past winter and concern over storage economics this summer, injections have been strong, with stocks almost back to the same level as in 2017.


European natural gas injections show strength after record drawdown
European natural gas injections show strength after record drawdown
June 12, 2018 09:43:24 EST (4:11)

Despite European natural gas stocks being drawn down to record low levels at the end of the past winter and concern over storage economics this summer, injections have been strong, with stocks almost back to the same level as in 2017.


Oil


Market Movers Europe, June 11-15: Market awaits oil market analyses; wrong type of bottleneck for polyethylene terephthalate
Market Movers Europe, June 11-15: Market awaits oil market analyses; wrong type of bottleneck for polyethylene terephthalate
June 11, 2018 09:36:38 EST (3:30)
In this week's Market Movers: BP is due to publish its annual statistical review; and nerves are fraying in the petrochemical market over a PET shortage ahead of the peak summer demand season.

Market Movers Europe, June 4-8: Iran sanctions focus of oil meetings; tariffs trump carbon at European Steel Day
Market Movers Europe, June 4-8: Iran sanctions focus of oil meetings; tariffs trump carbon at European Steel Day
June 04, 2018 09:12:40 EST (4:04)
In this week's Market Movers: The oil market will be watching reactions to the return of US sanctions on Iran; fuel surcharges are making waves in the container shipping sector; and a key government decision looms for the British nuclear industry.

Metals


Logistics-related issues bring uncertainties to iron ore, coking coal markets
Logistics-related issues bring uncertainties to iron ore, coking coal markets
June 04, 2018 12:30:06 EST (4:42)

Editors Edwin Yeo and Weng Yi Le and analyst Niki Wang discuss the impact of rail disputes and port bottlenecks on steel raw material prices.


Platts launches battery grade lithium carbonate price assessment
Platts launches battery grade lithium carbonate price assessment
May 21, 2018 11:55:00 EST (3:01)

S&P Global Platts explains the methodology for its newly-launched battery grade lithium carbonate assessment delivered into North Asia for a minimum purity of 99.5% lithium.


Electric Power


Texas summer wholesale power prices continue to gain strength
Texas summer wholesale power prices continue to gain strength
June 05, 2018 11:00:00 EST (3:41)
Texas summer wholesale power prices continue to get stronger after remaining depressed for several years. The upticks this year have been largely attributed to a tighter generation picture and expectations for record peak demand.

European battery storage thriving in tough conditions
European battery storage thriving in tough conditions
June 01, 2018 11:14:06 EST (6:54)

Battery storage is rightly seen as a transformative technology for the electricity sector. As systems transition to renewables, the volatility of wind in particular is making grid balancing extremely challenging.


Shipping


European battery storage thriving in tough conditions
European battery storage thriving in tough conditions
June 01, 2018 11:14:06 EST (6:54)

Battery storage is rightly seen as a transformative technology for the electricity sector. As systems transition to renewables, the volatility of wind in particular is making grid balancing extremely challenging.


Managing bunker price exposure in the container market
Managing bunker price exposure in the container market
May 25, 2018 16:37:52 EST (10:09)

The rising cost of marine fuels and the IMO 2020 global sulfur cap are likely to keep bunker fuel prices volatile. S&P Global Platts has launched new bunker charge assessments, on a $/FEU basis, to help bring transparency to the cost of transporting containers.


Petrochemicals


Tighter banking policy hits India's polymer demand
Tighter banking policy hits India's polymer demand
March 29, 2018 03:00:43 EST (3:38)

Fumiko Dobashi examines how a tighter bank policy in India is affecting the polymer markets.


Taiwan's role in the Asian and global petrochemical markets
Taiwan's role in the Asian and global petrochemical markets
March 20, 2018 04:50:43 EST (3:11)

A look at how Taiwan is seizing opportunities in an evolving petrochemicals market.


Agriculture


Biofuels antidumping duties: here to stay or gone with the wind?
Biofuels antidumping duties: here to stay or gone with the wind?
February 15, 2018 10:00:43 EST (8:30)

With new and upcoming policy changes, uncertainties in the biodiesel and ethanol markets look set to continue plaguing trade flows into Europe.


EU sugar liberalization: Implications and potential impact on power, freight, and ethanol
EU sugar liberalization: Implications and potential impact on power, freight, and ethanol
October 03, 2017 18:26:52 EST (7:17)

Export liberalization and the end of the quota system from October 1 is the biggest change in the EU sugar market in 11 years.


Coal


US coal prices could rally later this year if stockpiles continue declining
US coal prices could rally later this year if stockpiles continue declining
August 03, 2017 06:00:00 EST (3:23)

Coal stockpiles at US utilities continue to trend lower, but it could bode well for prices moving into the fall, especially when considered alongside lower production and higher gas prices.


Market for OTC CAPP barge coal dwindles as utility demand declines
Market for OTC CAPP barge coal dwindles as utility demand declines
April 20, 2017 06:03:00 EST (2:53)

The Central Appalachian barge coal market has been shrinking for years, and recently a significant amount of CAPP tonnage has been taken out of production on bankruptcies and mine closures.



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