OPEC compliance with cuts 115% over January-March: Platts survey
April 05, 2017 -OPEC crude oil output fell for the fourth straight month in March, dropping to 31.85 million b/d as the group continues to show relatively strong adherence to its production cut deal agreed late last year, according to an S&P Global Platts survey released Wednesday.
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Brexit: Commodities Implications -- A Platts news and analysis feature
March 29, 2017 -With the UK government set on March 29 to formally notify Brussels of its intention to the leave the EU, the impact of Brexit on the value of the pound and consequently on the country's energy costs is being ever more keenly felt.
The Trump administration: A Platts news and analysis feature
April 03, 2017 -From oil and gas to metals and steel to power, coal and emissions, this is your resource for commodity news and analysis related to the administration of US President Donald Trump. More stories, blog posts, videos and podcasts will be added as our editors and analysts continue to cover the evolving news.
African Energy Outlook
September 01, 2016 -Nigeria slips into recession as Q2 oil output slumps; Kenya firms up plan to become first East African oil exporter; Angola shelves plans for new oil refinery; Factbox: Outlook for key Nigerian crude oil grades.
UK Nuclear Analysis: Hinkley Point C
September 19, 2016 -If Hinkley Point C proceeds, it points to a future UK generation mix heavily reliant on fixed-cost generation and provides a bleak outlook for gas-fired operators, CCS and new forms of renewables like tidal power.
2017 global ethylene outlook
February 03, 2017 -Oversupply in the US ethylene market is expected to persist in 2017 while bullish sentiment in the Asian ethylene market will likely ease in the first half.
2017 global propylene outlook
January 11, 2017 -This Platts news feature details the 2017 outlook for propylene markets in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Americas.
Benzene: SE Asian term discussions indicate higher prices; US participants eye Asian imports
November 28, 2016 -This global Platts data feature includes petrochemicals market news and price assessments for aromatics products, focusing on benzene, toluene and xylenes.
Q4 Dry Bulk Shipping Overview: Capesize freight rates surge for key routes in November
December 23, 2016 -We examine five key routes across the Capesize down to Supramax segments in both the Pacific and Atlantic basins to chart Q42016 for the dry bulk sector.
Global Steel & Raw Materials Feature
April 20, 2017 -Analysis of key steel and raw materials markets, focusing on iron ore, scrap, hot-rolled coil, rebar and semi-finished products.
Indian Steel Market Update: Indian steel surges ahead but needs demand to catch up
March 08, 2017 -
India is poised to become the second-biggest steel producing nation in the world after China over the next 12 to 18 months.
Grains Market Focus: Growing premium for higher protein wheat in Australia
November 11, 2016 -We assessed APW higher by $0.50/mt at $203.50/mt FOB WA November 11, below the best selling indication heard at $205/mt and above the highest bid heard at $202/mt.
Global Sugar Markets Focus: Prices ease in deficit areas as new campaign sugar comes to market
October 24, 2016 -As delivered white sugar prices were heard easing off modestly over the week as new-campaign sugar comes to market, there was at least one interesting disparity of note heard in the market.