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This is the latest in a series of weekly podcasts aimed at highlighting significant news stories from around the energy world.

This is the latest in a series of weekly podcasts aimed at highlighting significant news stories from around the energy world.
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This is the latest in a series of weekly podcasts aimed at highlighting significant news stories from around the energy world.

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English


Episodes

RINs, physical markets for US biodiesel and ethanol shaken up by RFS mandat

6/4/2015
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The US EPA came through with its Renewable Fuel Standard mandates for 2014, 2015 and 2016, and various US markets reacted wildly.

Duration: 00:06:22


US ethylene market expects more supply in summer

5/29/2015
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Spot ethylene prices have been rangebound along the US Gulf Coast recently, but as US petrochemicals editor Pavel Pavlov explains, some big events are on the horizon this summer.

Duration: 00:04:54


Higher gas demand taking some pressure off well-supplied North American mar

5/20/2015
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Pipeline maintenance and an uptick in gas-fired power generation are supporting price movements in North American spot and forwards natural gas markets.

Duration: 00:09:48


Belarus' gasoline supply relationship with Russia; ambitions to boost oil e

5/15/2015
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Platts editors explain, in-depth, the current status of Belarus' gasoline supplies to Russia, its refinery modernization program and Minsk's ambitions to boost oil product exports to Europe.

Duration: 00:08:49


Lackluster Turkish demand for petcoke, scrap maintains soft Supramax freigh

5/6/2015
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Platts editors examine the impact low Turkish demand for petcoke and scrap metal has had on the freight cost of shipping both commodities to Turkey during 2015.

Duration: 00:05:46


EU charges Russia's Gazprom with alleged market abuse

4/29/2015
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Platts editors assess the latest charges against Gazprom for alleged market abuse in CEE and the potential impact it might have on gas supply and prices in the region.

Duration: 00:07:01


Interview: Yamal LNG and Fluxys’ 20-year contract for Zeebrugge LNG transsh

4/29/2015
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Laurent Remy, Fluxys Belgium, on Belgian Zeebrugge's main assets to support year-round LNG deliveries from the Yamal Peninsula to Asian-Pacific markets.

Duration: 00:04:30


PRB coal users find flexibility key as power generators pressured

4/24/2015
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Powder River Basin coal buyers met recently and expressed long-term optimism that the using PRB coal would offer some stability -- including with prices -- despite changes to the US power generation landscape.

Duration: 00:06:30


Outlook for Russian oil against sanctions backdrop

4/23/2015
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Platts editors discuss the outlook for Russia's oil sector against the backdrop of international sanctions against Moscow, and Russian cooperation with OPEC and non-OPEC countries.

Duration: 00:10:55


European petrochemicals post-2014 oil crash sees increased margins, volatil

4/23/2015
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Nandita Lal talks to Platts analyst Hetain Mistry about the increases in both margins and volatility in the European petrochemical industry since mid-2014.

Duration: 00:06:26


RINs market rattled by US EPA announcement

4/16/2015
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The US EPA announced it would finally release blending obligations, and the RINs market had a big jump in response to the announcement.

Duration: 00:02:33


Can N. American gas be saved by coal retirements, power burn?

4/14/2015
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North American natural gas production is outstripping demand, and increasing power demand due to the forced retirement of coal plants may not be enough to stabilize gas prices going forward.

Duration: 00:09:04


As winter demand wanes, US gas markets wait for next driver

3/26/2015
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The US natural gas markets are transitioning to spring, and now the industry is wondering where the big demand drivers will be as the weather warms. Will power burn come in and "save the market" this year?

Duration: 00:09:53


Oil companies vie for prime acreage in US Gulf of Mexico

3/25/2015
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While winning bids at the 2015 US Central Lease Sale 235 were down from 2014, prices per acre for the ability to potentially produce oil offshore were among the highest of the last 20 years.

Duration: 00:07:51


Outlook for ExxonMobil's operations in Russia against backdrop of sanctions

3/19/2015
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Platts editors assess the outlook for ExxonMobil's continuing operations in Russia against the backdrop of international sanctions against the country.

Duration: 00:08:22


US polymer markets await price and supply changes

3/17/2015
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US polymer editors talk over the big topics of North American polyethylene, polystyrene and polypropylene markets prior to the NPE 2015 International Plastics Showcase.

Duration: 00:05:59


Supply, demand fundamentals driving Asian palm oil complex

3/6/2015
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Platts agriculture editors provide an oversight of the supply and demand fundamentals that are driving the crude palm oil complex in Asia and analyze recents events in the region's biodiesel market.

Duration: 00:07:30


Interview: Dorothee Arns, Cefic, on the strengths, weaknesses of European p

2/17/2015
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Dorothee Arns, executive director of the Cefic Petrochemicals Programme talks on the strengths and weaknesses of Europe's petrochemical industry; the outlook for shale gas and LPG cracking.

Duration: 00:06:38


Interview: Yves Heroes, KemOne, on the challenges facing the EU PVC market

2/6/2015
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Yves Heroes, Director of Sales and Marketing at KemOne joins editors Amar Carmody and Daved Chohan to discuss one of the challenges currently facing the EU PVC market.

Duration: 00:04:57


Price developments in German, Polish power markets

2/3/2015
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Platts editors analyze recent price trends in the German and Polish power markets and discuss how these trends may have influenced utilities.

Duration: 00:05:47

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