Sep 30, 2021
As Europe struggles to replenish natural gas inventories, prices
reach all-time highs, with Platts Analytics forecasting even more
gas-to-oil switching throughout the coming winter.
While European gas and power supply and demand hangs in balance, market participants look to controversial Nord Stream 2 for a sign of...
Sep 29, 2021
Global polyethylene prices and trade flows have been hit by challenge after challenge, from the coronavirus pandemic since early 2020, the deep freeze in the US in February, to the recent container shortage that has driven freight rates to record highs. With the hurricane season still on in the US, new quality...
Sep 27, 2021
A lack of vessel space, high freight costs, port backlogs and a shortage of truck drivers, the logistical challenges facing the plastics industry have multiplied across 2021. Join Platts petrochemical editors Aziz Ehtaiba, Sarah Trinder and Callum Colford as they discuss what this has meant for polymers and ask Platts...
Sep 23, 2021
Emerging economies and their successful vaccine rollouts will be key to the short-term recovery of the oil tanker market, after the highs of 2020, as it works through a period of low freight rates. International Seaways CEO Lois Zabrocky and Platts EMEA senior writer for transport fuels Tom Washington discuss the state...
Sep 22, 2021
California has one of the most aggressive clean energy goals in
the US and the state leads the US in utility-scale solar capacity
and battery storage capacity. More recently, discussions have
picked up regarding offshore wind in the West.
Platts power news editor Kassia Micek discussed with Commissioner Karen Douglas...