Platts Oil Markets Podcasts
European gasoline unseasonably firm following US strength03/18/15
Platts European oil editors examine the gasoline seasonality switch from winter to summer specification and blending demand; and how US gasoline strength has impacted European markets.
High freight rates limit strengthening of West African crude prices
Platts European oil and shipping editors examine the impact on the WAF crude oil market of the recent changes in freight rates; reduced use of VLCCs for floating crude storage.
European marine gasoil demand increases on launch of emissions...
Platts editors discuss the recent change in shipping emission regulations that has led to increased demand for European marine gasoil and the growing interest in other alternative fuels and technologies.
Impact from lower jet fuel prices on airline markets to fully manifest...
Brian Pearce, IATA’s chief economist, talks to Ilana Djelal, associate editorial director for European clean products and Philippe Casey, European jet fuel editor on the impact of lower energy complex on downstream airline markets.
Hedging prevents airfares from tracking European jet fuel costs
Platts editors discuss why European airfares have not fallen in line with jet fuel prices, focusing on why hedging in the paper market prevents certain airlines from benefiting from the price declines.
Floating storage opportunities emerge amid widening ICE Brent contango
Platts EMEA crude oil team discusses the widening contango on the ICE Brent Futures structure. As steep contango encourages traders to put Atlantic Basin, Persian Gulf and Asian crudes into inland and floating storage.
European LPG prices under pressure, increasing US exports
Platts European oil products editors discuss structural changes in the LPG market, focusing on increased propane exports from the US and the impact on the European market.
Malaysia, Indonesia bite the bullet on fuel subsidies
Platts editors discuss discuss the subsidy policy shifts in Indonesia and Malaysia, their impact on oil imports, and the domestic appetite for fuel in both countries.
Russian oil exports tumble ahead of 2015 tax changes
Platts editors discuss the upcoming changes to the Russian oil export tax scheme and their impact on both crude and product exports, the spot market and other effects.
NWE naphtha weakness reaches multi-year lows as demand struggles
Platts editors discuss the recent weakness in the European naphtha market with oversupply in Europe and low demand in Asia.
Bunker fuel market reaction to bankruptcy filing by OW Bunker
Platts editors discuss the recent OW Bunker bankruptcy and the consequences for the global bunker market; focusing on price, competition, finance, losses and other ramifications.
Oil, shipping sectors react to challenges presented by Ebola outbreak
Platts editors discuss the impact on the oil and shipping markets of the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa; and examine the steps taken by the shipping industry to continue loading operations in the region during this time.
Russian 10 ppm diesel exports to Europe dip in October but are set to...
Platts European oil editors discuss the temporary drop of Russian October diesel exports against the overall picture of steady flows to Europe and expected increase of volumes next year.
European naphtha sees regional overhang, lower demand
Platts oil products team discusses the recent weakness in the European naphtha market, where cheaper propane remains in the petrochemical cracking pool and good availability of naphtha creates an overhang in the market.
New and growing markets seen to absorb supply as oil refining landscape...
Platts senior managing editor for the Asian oil markets Jonathan Nonis on the impending glut in ultra low sulfur diesel and gasoline in the region.
NWE gasoline climbs on regional refinery maintenance, increased...
Platts EMEA oil markets editors discuss the recent strength in the Northwest European gasoline market, where refinery maintenance has exerted upwards pressure on prices.
Mediterranean Urals crude differentials under pressure as arbitrage...
Platts editors discuss the recent weakness in the Med Urals market, where crude differentials have dropped relative to the Northwest European market as incoming arbitrage barrels from the Persian Gulf and Latin America work to divert demand.
Latest EU sanctions set to hit Russian oil majors
Platts editors discuss the likely impact of new EU sanctions against Russian oil companies, and how the likes of Rosneft, Transneft and Gazprom Neft might combat the measures.
The role of oil and gas in the Scotland independence debate
Platts news editors discuss the run-up to the vote on Scottish independence, how the future of North Sea oil and gas is at the center of the debate.
Tanker markets feel impact from Libya crude loading restarts, Ebola...
Platts shipping editors discuss the impact on tanker markets of the restart of crude oil loading from the Libyan ports of Ras Lanuf and Es Sider; the latest developments resulting from the spread of Ebola in W Africa.
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