Platts Oil Markets Podcasts
Russian oil exports tumble ahead of 2015 tax changes11/26/14
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.
When will Kazakhstan's Kashagan be able to restart production?
Platts editors discuss the problems that hit the launch of the giant Kashagan oil field offshore Kazakhstan and the likely timeline for the field's restart.
Latest Western sanctions increase pressure on Russian oil, gas sector
Platts editors discuss the impact on the Russian oil and gas sector of ongoing Western sanctions against Russia and two court rulings in favor of Yukos former shareholders announced recently.
Capitol Crude: Offshore and inland, crude oil industry anxious over...
Platts senior oil news editors Brian Scheid and Herman Wang take a look at possible areas that will be the focus of the offshore production plan, as well as the sticking points between the energy industry and railroad industry over oil transportation.
European low sulfur fuel oil under pressure as refiners run sweet crudes
Platts' oil editors discuss the recent fall in the value of European low sulfur fuel oil relative to high sulfur fuel oil, with the recent glut of light, sweet crudes and subsequent fall in the value of the crudes, cited as a main factor in explaining...
China's H1 2014 apparent oil demand edges up on year
Platts' Song Yen Ling, senior writer for China, analyzes China's apparent oil demand during the first six months of 2014, which edged up 0.6% on year to 9.91 million b/d.
Tougher approach: EU mulls fresh Russia sanctions after Malaysian jet...
Platts' oil team discusses the importance of Russian crude oil and diesel supply to Europe, as the EU mulls fresh Russia sanctions after Malaysian jet shot down over Ukraine.
West African overhang brings down European crude market amidst poor...
Platts editors discuss the biggest slide in Brent crude prices this year, including the impact of Chinese de-stocking on West African exports and the fragile recovery in European refining margins.
Angolan crude values hit fresh lows on soft Chinese demand, weak...
Platts crude oil editors discuss the recent low values seen in the Angolan crude market amid weak Chinese demand and tumbling refining margins.
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