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S&P Global Platts

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S&P Global Platts analysis of key oil price movements across the globe.

Latest Episodes

Aviation looks to vaccine for boost in demand

Jet fuel took center stage at the recent International Air Transport Association Fuel Forum, as the industry grapples with the demand destruction due to air travel restrictions, but also paves the way for a clear decarbonisation agenda. Jet fuel and derivatives editors Emma Thomas and Christopher Ewen join Francesco Di Salvo to reflect on the key takeaways from the event and the impact on the markets for conventional and sustainable aviation fuels.

8 min1 w ago
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Aviation looks to vaccine for boost in demand

US diesel markets soar amid hurricanes' aftermath

Diesel prices across the US soared last week, reaching multiyear highs in nearly every region. The aftermath of several hurricanes this year curtailed production, and perhaps shut some refineries for good. That, combined with strong agriculture demand, created a perfect storm for strong spot market prices.

10 min2 w ago
Comments
US diesel markets soar amid hurricanes' aftermath

Lockdown 2.0: Products vs Pandemic

As coronavirus cases rise sharply in Europe, many countries are entering into second lockdowns to curb the spread of the virus – but are the markets prepared for a potential second round of curtailed demand? S&P Global Platts reporters Chris Ewen, Kieran Hess and Sarah-Jane Flaws discuss with Joel Hanley the state of refined products and the challenges ahead for transportation fuels.

14 min2 w ago
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Lockdown 2.0: Products vs Pandemic

China in focus: Demand recovery, import outlook and peak oil scenarios

China'sGDPgrew by 4.9% the third quarter, putting the country'seconomy back on an expansionary track. China is one of the very few countries to register a positive growth amid theCOVID-19 pandemic. Against this backdrop, S&P Global Platts Head of News in AsiaMriganka Jaipuriyar, senior oil writerOceana Zhou, and Head of Global Demand and Asia AnalyticsDr. Kang Wuexamine China's prospects in a world that continues to face an immense oil demand destruction, forecasts ofpeak oil demandamid adecarbonization driveacross the globe, and the implications theUS electionsmight have on China's near to medium term growth.

16 minOCT 29
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China in focus: Demand recovery, import outlook and peak oil scenarios

Crude throughput hindered on reduced refinery runs

Despite demand for some refined products returning to pre-COVID levels, refinery margins in Europe have remained at all-time lows, leading to a bottleneck in the upstream market. S&P Global Platts editors Solomon Lanitis and Elza Turner discuss with Joel Hanley falling demand for crude oil in Europe, the building inventories of floating storage, and the health and prospects for the refinery sector.

11 minOCT 22
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Crude throughput hindered on reduced refinery runs

Signs of resilience in the African downstream markets

For the first time, the African Refiners and Distributors Week was held virtually in the week commencing Oct. 5, discussing the challenges of the downstream sector in the region, but also the strong signs of resilience in the continent in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic. Platts editors Eklavya Gupte, Joseph Mcdonnell and Virginie Malicier discuss with Francesco Di Salvo key takeaways from the conference as well as the latest views on oil fundamentals in the continent.

14 minOCT 15
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Signs of resilience in the African downstream markets

US crude exports face reversal of fortune amid COVID-19 pandemic

With global demand destruction and COVID-19 continuing to impact US production, the expected trajectory of US crude exports is vastly different than just a few months ago. Before the pandemic, S&P Global Platts Analytics expected US crude exports to end 2020 at a run rate of nearly 4 million b/d, rising past 6 million b/d by the mid-2020s, but with demand loss for now putting a cap on WTI at about $40/b, Analytics now expects exports to fall below 2 million b/d by mid-2021. S&P Global Platts editors Laura Huchzermeyer, Kristian Tialios and Matt Eversman look at the factors affecting US crude exports.

22 minOCT 8
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US crude exports face reversal of fortune amid COVID-19 pandemic

Kerosene powering ships

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to create interesting opportunities; one of the more surprising is seeing kerosene finding its way into marine fuel. Platts reporters Sarah-Jane Flaws and Gary Clark discuss with Joel Hanley how a once-premium product has mingled with shipping fuel.

9 minOCT 1
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Kerosene powering ships

Flexibility, adaptability and efficiency are keys in surviving fragile oil demand environment

Fresh from the recent Asia Pacific Petroleum Conference orPlatts APPEC,Gawoon Phil VahnandSurabhi SahujoinMriganka Jaipuriyarto share key themes and insights discussed at the event, which brought together - virtually - the who's who in the oil industry. This episode takes a deep dive into the impact of the currentfragile demand environment on the region's refining industry, the strategies being deployed by major companies to fight against weak refining margins as thecoronavirus pandemiccontinues to affect oil product demand, as well as the big push forenergy transitionand the pressure on the aviation industry to cut emissions.

15 minSEP 29
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Flexibility, adaptability and efficiency are keys in surviving fragile oil demand environment

US Gulf Coast naphtha sets sail to satisfy Asia's appetite

US Gulf Coast market players looking to get light naphtha barrels off their hands, a hungry Asian market and weakened freight is the perfect arbitrage recipe. But with shipowners reluctant to move their ships East, where the freight market is weak, the balance has been delicate. Sarah Raslan, US naphtha editor, and Marieke Alsguth, US clean tankers editor, chat with Americas Oil Markets Editorial Director Director Richard Swann to dissect the ingredients that have set the table for this arbitrage opportunity.

12 minSEP 16
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US Gulf Coast naphtha sets sail to satisfy Asia's appetite

Latest Episodes

Aviation looks to vaccine for boost in demand

Jet fuel took center stage at the recent International Air Transport Association Fuel Forum, as the industry grapples with the demand destruction due to air travel restrictions, but also paves the way for a clear decarbonisation agenda. Jet fuel and derivatives editors Emma Thomas and Christopher Ewen join Francesco Di Salvo to reflect on the key takeaways from the event and the impact on the markets for conventional and sustainable aviation fuels.

8 min1 w ago
Comments
Aviation looks to vaccine for boost in demand

US diesel markets soar amid hurricanes' aftermath

Diesel prices across the US soared last week, reaching multiyear highs in nearly every region. The aftermath of several hurricanes this year curtailed production, and perhaps shut some refineries for good. That, combined with strong agriculture demand, created a perfect storm for strong spot market prices.

10 min2 w ago
Comments
US diesel markets soar amid hurricanes' aftermath

Lockdown 2.0: Products vs Pandemic

As coronavirus cases rise sharply in Europe, many countries are entering into second lockdowns to curb the spread of the virus – but are the markets prepared for a potential second round of curtailed demand? S&P Global Platts reporters Chris Ewen, Kieran Hess and Sarah-Jane Flaws discuss with Joel Hanley the state of refined products and the challenges ahead for transportation fuels.

14 min2 w ago
Comments
Lockdown 2.0: Products vs Pandemic

China in focus: Demand recovery, import outlook and peak oil scenarios

China'sGDPgrew by 4.9% the third quarter, putting the country'seconomy back on an expansionary track. China is one of the very few countries to register a positive growth amid theCOVID-19 pandemic. Against this backdrop, S&P Global Platts Head of News in AsiaMriganka Jaipuriyar, senior oil writerOceana Zhou, and Head of Global Demand and Asia AnalyticsDr. Kang Wuexamine China's prospects in a world that continues to face an immense oil demand destruction, forecasts ofpeak oil demandamid adecarbonization driveacross the globe, and the implications theUS electionsmight have on China's near to medium term growth.

16 minOCT 29
Comments
China in focus: Demand recovery, import outlook and peak oil scenarios

Crude throughput hindered on reduced refinery runs

Despite demand for some refined products returning to pre-COVID levels, refinery margins in Europe have remained at all-time lows, leading to a bottleneck in the upstream market. S&P Global Platts editors Solomon Lanitis and Elza Turner discuss with Joel Hanley falling demand for crude oil in Europe, the building inventories of floating storage, and the health and prospects for the refinery sector.

11 minOCT 22
Comments
Crude throughput hindered on reduced refinery runs

Signs of resilience in the African downstream markets

For the first time, the African Refiners and Distributors Week was held virtually in the week commencing Oct. 5, discussing the challenges of the downstream sector in the region, but also the strong signs of resilience in the continent in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic. Platts editors Eklavya Gupte, Joseph Mcdonnell and Virginie Malicier discuss with Francesco Di Salvo key takeaways from the conference as well as the latest views on oil fundamentals in the continent.

14 minOCT 15
Comments
Signs of resilience in the African downstream markets

US crude exports face reversal of fortune amid COVID-19 pandemic

With global demand destruction and COVID-19 continuing to impact US production, the expected trajectory of US crude exports is vastly different than just a few months ago. Before the pandemic, S&P Global Platts Analytics expected US crude exports to end 2020 at a run rate of nearly 4 million b/d, rising past 6 million b/d by the mid-2020s, but with demand loss for now putting a cap on WTI at about $40/b, Analytics now expects exports to fall below 2 million b/d by mid-2021. S&P Global Platts editors Laura Huchzermeyer, Kristian Tialios and Matt Eversman look at the factors affecting US crude exports.

22 minOCT 8
Comments
US crude exports face reversal of fortune amid COVID-19 pandemic

Kerosene powering ships

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to create interesting opportunities; one of the more surprising is seeing kerosene finding its way into marine fuel. Platts reporters Sarah-Jane Flaws and Gary Clark discuss with Joel Hanley how a once-premium product has mingled with shipping fuel.

9 minOCT 1
Comments
Kerosene powering ships

Flexibility, adaptability and efficiency are keys in surviving fragile oil demand environment

Fresh from the recent Asia Pacific Petroleum Conference orPlatts APPEC,Gawoon Phil VahnandSurabhi SahujoinMriganka Jaipuriyarto share key themes and insights discussed at the event, which brought together - virtually - the who's who in the oil industry. This episode takes a deep dive into the impact of the currentfragile demand environment on the region's refining industry, the strategies being deployed by major companies to fight against weak refining margins as thecoronavirus pandemiccontinues to affect oil product demand, as well as the big push forenergy transitionand the pressure on the aviation industry to cut emissions.

15 minSEP 29
Comments
Flexibility, adaptability and efficiency are keys in surviving fragile oil demand environment

US Gulf Coast naphtha sets sail to satisfy Asia's appetite

US Gulf Coast market players looking to get light naphtha barrels off their hands, a hungry Asian market and weakened freight is the perfect arbitrage recipe. But with shipowners reluctant to move their ships East, where the freight market is weak, the balance has been delicate. Sarah Raslan, US naphtha editor, and Marieke Alsguth, US clean tankers editor, chat with Americas Oil Markets Editorial Director Director Richard Swann to dissect the ingredients that have set the table for this arbitrage opportunity.

12 minSEP 16
Comments
US Gulf Coast naphtha sets sail to satisfy Asia's appetite
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