If you are a coal producer focused on the Chinese market, I am sure you will be scratching your head thinking about the future. Ever since China started imposing restrictions on imports, suppliers have gone on a wild hunt for buyers.
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By Deepak Kannan | March 27, 2015 01:15 PM Comments (0)
By Ross McCracken | March 25, 2015 01:01 AM Comments (4)
The coal industry is in crisis. It has failed to recognize the structural shift in power generation driven by regulation rather than price and has missed the window of opportunity to invest in clean coal technologies. Now it faces a slow King Canute style demise, as elaborated by Ross McCracken, managing editor of Platts Energy Economist.
By Vandana Hari | March 20, 2015 01:58 PM Comments (0)
A swallow does not a summer make, they say.
How about two? India has just released its February oil consumption data. And rather remarkably, gasoline sales are up 18.3% on year, on the heels of a 17.7% spike seen in January.
For the two months, gasoline consumption averaged about 470,000 b/d, compared with 398,000 b/d a year ago. Read the rest of this entry »
By Elizabeth Bassett | March 18, 2015 12:01 AM Comments (1)
In the US, March often means spring break: children and young adults have a week off school and classes and families take the time to travel, have some adventures in their hometowns, or just try to catch up and catch their breath as the year continues its hurtle forward.
You may have thought we were taking a break from The Oil Big Five, since this entry is coming midmonth instead of at the beginning of March. Thankfully, that’s not the case, and we’ve caught our breath enough to share this listing of five big oil topics our oil editors and analysts worldwide think are among the most important. Leave us your thoughts in the comments below — are there others you want recognized, or would you like to chime in support that one of these topics is affecting you somehow? — and drop us your feedback on Twitter with the hashtag #oilbig5.
By Yen Ling Song | March 13, 2015 01:00 PM Comments (2)
China’s intention to relax hitherto strict crude import rules may be causing alarm within its state-owned refiners.
By Tom Balcerek | March 12, 2015 09:33 AM Comments (0)
Steel is one of the least consolidated major global industries and despite the massive rise in Chinese steel production, not much has changed in 10 years.
By Ashok Dutta | March 2, 2015 12:01 AM Comments (0)
By Annie Li | February 12, 2015 12:00 PM Comments (1)
The exodus of Chinese steel traders towards their home towns for this year’s Chinese New Year holiday has already started, a week before the traditional Spring Festival celebrations (February 18-24) officially begin, according to sources who talked to Platts. Only some state-owned and major trading firms will stay open till the end of this week, dealers in Shanghai said.