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Commodities Focus

Apr 29, 2021

Petcoke prices out of the US Gulf have doubled since this time last year. Prices continue to rise amid tight supply, and volatile freight markets within the region add fuel to the flames.
S&P Global Platts coal and shipping editors discuss the impetus behind this price rally, in what has been one of the most notable...

Apr 28, 2021

Are recent shifts in Atlantic Basin products arbitrages an unusual pandemic feature or the new normal for clean tanker trade?

And are the 38kt US Gulf Coast-to-Brazil and 37,000 mt UK Continent-West Africa freight runs the new pacesetters of the Americas and European freight markets?

S&P Global Platts Americas managing...

Apr 23, 2021

Is the recent six-day Suez Canal blockage causing a spike in container box freight?

And are the canal's misfortunes the only culprit for impending port delays, or the tip of the iceberg?

It may be all too easy to blame the Ever Given incident for the latest logistical issues, rate hikes and arbitrage impacts...

Apr 20, 2021

S&P Global Platts senior natural gas writer Harry Weber and S&P Global Market Intelligence midstream finance reporter Allison Good preview with senior digital editor Jason Lindquist the upcoming release of first-quarter earnings results by companies in the North American midstream sector.

While weather negatively...

Apr 16, 2021

The Mexican government has recently issued a spate of regulations in the midstream and power sectors that have had broad implications.

We spoke with Diego Campa of Campa and Mendoza Associates, a law firm in Mexico City, about the most relevant moves, how companies are able to use the courts to halt regulations, and how...