Archive for the ‘Platts on television’ Category

Garbage dumps, the California LCFS and the Renewable Fuel Standard

There was a slightly wide-eyed story in The New York Times last week about a new venture to sell gas from landfills directly to the retail market for fueling natural gas vehicles. No doubt, the project by T. Boone Pickens-backed Clean Energy Fuels is unique, because the fuel is being given a brand name — Redeem — its ties to landfills are being openly touted, and now it has the publicity coup of a story in the country’s most respected newspaper.

But the story only briefly touched on what is clearly the primary reason for this venture: the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard, and the larger national Renewable Fuel Standard.

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Delta’s plot for refinery success: Planes, Trainer and Automobiles

In the movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Steve Martin and John Candy have problems with every one of those modes of transportation on their journey home. Delta Air Lines ponders a similar plotline with its newly purchased refinery.

Of course, there are planes involved. But the longer journey to success also relies on railroads hauling cheap crude to the refinery and renewed driving demand to help gasoline margins.

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For Shell, ‘success’ in Alaska’s Chukchi Sea is a moving target

What is ‘success?’

When it comes to Shell’s exploration in Alaska’s Chukchi Sea, success is a moving target, as slippery as the sea ice that stubbornly clogged the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas several weeks longer this year than history would have indicated and Shell would have liked. Read the rest of this entry »

The return of “Dallas”…a response from an original viewer

I want to reply to the blog of my friend and colleague Steve McGinn, a mere youngster writing about a show that premiered before he was born.

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Platts on CNBC: Geopolitics, the biggest threat to oil

Platts Senior managing editor Shailaja Nair of our Singapore office, sat down with CNBC to talk about the effect of geopolitical events on oil and gas going forward. You can see the interview here.

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Platts on Fox Business: Keystone XL and Iraq

Platts’ Director of News John Kingston was on Fox Business today, talking about Keystone XL and the impact that an EU ban on Iranian crude imports might have on oil markets. You can see it here.

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Platts on Africa Business News: the turmoil in Nigeria

Platts’ managing editor for European oil markets Simon Thorne was on Africa Business News earlier today, talking about the ramifications of strikes and shutdowns in Nigeria. The stoppages followed the country’s decision to end subsidies that helped keep down the price of gasoline. You can view the interview here.

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Platts on CNBC: looking to 2012

Platts managing editor Shailaja Nair of our Singapore office sat down with CNBC today to talk about market conditions going into the new year. You can see the interview here.

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Platts on Fox Business: reacting to the OPEC meeting

Platts’ John Kingston was on Fox Business today, speaking about the plunge in the price of oil Wednesday, as well as the recently-concluded OPEC meeting. You can see it here.

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Live and on the air: the Marcellus Shale!

The Marcellus Shale has spurred jobs, environmental debates, the possibility of new economic opportunities in revived manufacturing…and now its own radio show.

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