The Central Appalachian barge coal market has been shrinking for years, and recently a significant amount of CAPP tonnage has been taken out of production on bankruptcies and mine closures.
In this video, we shine a light over why potential Chinese domestic coal production cuts are causing a wider rumpus in international thermal coal markets.
As the crude oil industry deals with wild cards like the OPEC deal and the narrowing spread between oil benchmarks, we explore the dynamics in VLCC freight and ton-mile demand, giving an outlook for the rest of 2017.
The worst of Brazil's recession appears over, and petrochemical players in Latin America's largest economy seem to share the sentiment as they eye the future, particularly for PE and PP.
With major cities planning to ban diesel engines by 2025, Ross McCracken looks at how alternative modes of transport are already becoming economically viable in both the developed and developing world.
The European Commission's proposed EU power market design is all about integrating increasing shares of low-marginal cost renewables efficiently and avoiding a wholesale price collapse by 2030.
Shelley Kerr and Kwhame Gittens evaluate why the US is critical to the development of a liquid global LNG market and how spot pricing and derivative contracts can play into that evolution.
Platts senior editors Stuart Elliott, Nick Coleman and Henry Edwardes-Evans examine the impact of the weaker pound on the UK's energy costs and look at what other factors have been at play.
American steel producers have had a confidence boost since President Donald Trump was elected, and parts of his address to Congress on Tuesday could bring even more positive sentiment to the US steel market.
Global harvests for both soybeans and corn are expected to reach record levels, and the Americas are already feeling the impact in ethanol, biodiesel and DDGs markets.
Samar Niazi examines corn supply disruptions in the US Pacific North West, and how it’s affecting the North Asian market.
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