While US crude production is up, US Gulf Coast refiners are still largely consumers of medium-to-heavy sour crude — much of it imported from the Middle East help fill their needs.
Shelley Kerr and Kwhame Gittens evaluate why the US is critical to the development of a liquid global LNG market and how spot pricing and derivative contracts can play into that evolution.
Platts senior editors Stuart Elliott, Nick Coleman and Henry Edwardes-Evans examine the impact of the weaker pound on the UK's energy costs and look at what other factors have been at play.
American steel producers have had a confidence boost since President Donald Trump was elected, and parts of his address to Congress on Tuesday could bring even more positive sentiment to the US steel market.
Global harvests for both soybeans and corn are expected to reach record levels, and the Americas are already feeling the impact in ethanol, biodiesel and DDGs markets.
Samar Niazi examines corn supply disruptions in the US Pacific North West, and how it’s affecting the North Asian market.
A wave of consolidation is hitting marine fuel suppliers with narrowing margins, weak demand from shipping and the threat of tighter emissions controls looming on the horizon. What's the outlook for the bunker industry?
The European Commission's proposed EU power market design is all about integrating increasing shares of low-marginal cost renewables efficiently and avoiding a wholesale price collapse by 2030.
The EU Emissions Trading System is facing a future of tighter supply as the EU's legislative bodies move forward on reforms that aim to curb a long running surplus of carbon allowances.
In this video, we shine a light over why potential Chinese domestic coal production cuts are causing a wider rumpus in international thermal coal markets.
US coal prices saw significant price boosts this summer after reaching extreme lows in May, and recent movements provide a hint as to market changes for the rest of 2016.
Propylene and ethylene prices in the US spiked in the first few weeks of 2017, with a busy turnaround season along the US Gulf Coast prompting tightness in the olefins markets.
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