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Shift happens: The slow apocalypse coming for the shipping industry

Take a seat, Nostradamus: I've got some news. To quote the rock band REM, it's the end of the world as we know it. Like the recent gatherings preceding it, speaker after speaker at the Platts 5th Annual Mediterranean Bunker Fuel Conference in Athens last week discussed the ifs, whats and hows of th ...

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Posted 1 month agoOpinion > PlattsShipping

The effectiveness and future of Western sanctions on Russia: Fuel for Thought

Western sanctions against Moscow have hurt the Russian economy and restricted some energy projects, but they have failed their main objective of persuading President Vladimir Putin to change his policy in Ukraine. It will continue to have a limited impact unless they are made tougher, the Atlantic C ...

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Posted 1 month agoOpinion > RussiaPlatts

SENER publishes upstream pipeline rules

Late 2016 and 2017 will be a crucial time for Mexico's energy reform to turn from a mere agenda to actions including completion of the liberalization of the upstream pipeline system. CENAGAS just held the first open season for SISTRANGAS pipelines with results coming in January 2017. CENAGAS will ...

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Posted 30 days agoOpinion > PlattsSENERMexico +2

Has tight oil put ‘peak oil’ to rest? Not so fast: Fuel for Thought

Eighteen years ago, the International Energy Agency made an alarming and, by its own admission, controversial prediction. Global conventional oil output would peak well before 2020, it said, based on global oil reserve modeling of the day. Pondering the potential repercussions of Peak Oil for the f ...

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Posted 28 days agoOpinion > Tight OilPeak OilPlatts

Russia resurgent: Oil sees a turnaround in 2016

The year started poorly for Russia, but it has certainly ended well. In January, the price of oil was moldering — below $30/b on occasion. Given Russia's dependence on oil and gas revenue, the budgetary outlook was bleak. Hillary Clinton was going to be elected as the next president of the United S ...

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Posted 26 days agoOpinion > PlattsRussia

Will Trump try to scrap Obama’s prohibition on Arctic, Atlantic drilling?

In July 2014, as the Obama administration was really beginning to work through its future plan for offshore oil and gas leasing, the industry was hopeful that the plan would include expanded drilling in nearly all US Gulf of Mexico waters, much of offshore Alaska and even off the East Coast. Some i ...

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Posted 19 days agoOpinion > PlattsDonald TrumpObama +2

The little things—and a lot of facts—that can promote oil output

Sometimes, it's the little things. Sometimes, the little thing might be less than six inches long. When the price of oil started falling, everybody wanted to know what the breakeven price was in US shale plays; there seemed to be a general consensus that if you said $70, you'd sound reasonably inte ...

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Posted 16 days agoOpinion > PlattsAmericasCrude +1

Rethinking the WTI/gold ratio as oil fundamentals change

Maybe it's time to scrap these oil vs. gold comparisons. It's possible the historic relationship has collapsed into a new normal, and anybody trading an arbitrage expecting a return to the old norm might have a long, long wait. We first took a year-end look at the spread between oil and gold severa ...

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Posted 9 days agoOpinion > PlattsGoldWTI +1

Keeping Dated Brent current as North Sea production declines: Fuel for Thought

One of the most dominant conversation topics in the crude world over the last several years has been the declining production profile in the North Sea region. North Sea grades—and particularly the light, sweet, distillate-rich crudes that have dominated regional production historically—have formed ...

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Posted 9 days agoOpinion > PlattsBrentNorth Sea

Fixing Brent

Brent Market Discussion Note  9th January 2017  Contents The Problems with Brent. 3 Propping Up the Status Quo. 4 Kicking Away the Crutches- the Consilience Proposed Brent Methodology. 5 An Important Principle. 6 Quality Adjustment: the Current Problems. 6 Compensation for Quality Variations ...

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Posted 9 days agoOpinion > BrentbenchmarkPlatts +2

S&P Global Platts Preview of U.S. EIA Data: Likely to Show Crude Oil Stocks Build of 1.75 Million Barrels

Early signs of winter refinery maintenance and increased imports likely pushed U.S. crude oil inventories higher last week, according to an S&P Global Platts preview of this week's pending U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) oil stocks data.  Survey of Analysts Results : Crude oil ...

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Posted 8 days agoPress > PlattsEnergy Information Administration EIACrude

Sharp Mountain Conferences Chemical Engineering Innovation

Sharp Mountain Conferences Chemical Engineering Innovation is  48 days away.This conference will be taking place at the prestigous: HILTON COPENHAGEN AIRPORT  Ellehammersvej 20  I  2770 Kastrup  I  Denmark  Date 27th February 2017  to  1st March 2017 Please note we have reduced the price of the c ...

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Posted 7 days agoPress > PlattsBPTNK-BP +2

African LNG: next wave potential

A string of new LNG projects in Australia, North America and Russia promise a growing surplus of LNG on international markets, making the timing of new Sub-Saharan African LNG projects difficult. Move too early and the offtake agreements will not be generous, with new projects feeding into an alr ...

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Posted 2 days agoOpinion > PlattsLNGAfrica