Platts Oil Markets Podcasts
US refiners hoping gasoline margins remain high on...05/18/15
Summer driving season is about to kick off in the US, where refiners are cranking up capacity to churn out more gasoline. Editors touch on gasoline prices, cracking margins, unplanned outages, as well as spot and futures markets.
Jet fuel specification change a thorn in European traders'...
PPlatts editors discuss the recent change in the European jet fuel specification and the serious implications for oil traders and pipeline operators across the continent.
Russia refinery upgrades change face of European gasoil...
Platts European oil editors examine the changing face of the European gasoil market after Russian refinery upgrade projects led to lower sulfur gasoil exports.
Questions linger over US crude production, transportation,...
Platts editors from across the US share what they heard in sessions and on the sidelines at the 2015 IHS CERAWeek, from questions over crude oil production to reassessing transportation and storage to reconsidering export restrictions.
Short-term resurgence of Northwest European LSFO barge...
Platts European oil editors discuss the surprising resurgence in Northwest European low sulfur fuel oil barge demand seen in the first half of April.
Texas Gulf Coast crude landscape shifts with new...
Crude oil markets are shifting along the Texas Gulf Coast, where imports of Canadian heavy crude and increasing light sweet from the Permian and Eagle Ford are creating new market opportunities.
European gasoline unseasonably firm following US strength
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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