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Commodities Focus

May 31, 2021

China on May 14 announced that it will implement a consumption tax on mixed aromatics, light cycle oil and bitumen blend from June 12 in an effort to close a loophole in its tax system. This tax is expected to have repercussions not only in the domestic market, but also in the regional refined products market and crude...

May 28, 2021

Prices have been soaring in most of the major steel markets, driven by high demand and insufficient supply. S&P Global Platts Lead Steel Analyst Paul Bartholomew, Associate Pricing Director for Metals Keith Tan, and Managing Editor Laura Varriale examine the factors in...

May 25, 2021

US gasoline demand has been picking up as the country opens up from the coronavirus lockdowns.

Gasoline inventories are tight, especially on the US Atlantic Coast
following the recent Colonial Pipeline outage, but refiners are
ramping up runs, lured by strong margins.

S&P Global Platts Director of Americas Oil News Jeff...

May 18, 2021

Operators of pipelines and liquefaction terminals that were able to deliver supplies during the February freeze in Texas were rewarded with strong first-quarter profits, while those that had difficulty were saddled with higher costs and lower revenue.

S&P Global Platts senior natural gas writer Harry Weber and S&P...

May 6, 2021

The US has the world's largest nuclear generation footprint and has witnessed early retirement of nuclear plants, due in part to low natural gas prices as well as declining costs of wind and solar technologies, as well as policy factors.

Today's podcast looks at the major cost concerns of nuclear generation today, how...