We’re speeding toward the end of 2015, which means that our monthly oil feature, The Oil Big Five, is increasingly focused on topics that could shape the global oil industry into 2016 and beyond.
Posts Tagged ‘diesel’
By Elizabeth Bassett | November 12, 2015 05:21 PM Comments (1)
By Jeffrey Bair | November 6, 2015 01:02 PM Comments (0)
“Reform” is one of those words that means anything you want it to mean. It’s been deployed in so many political fights, it has really lost its meaning in most contexts. I suppose some people still say a teen car thief is sent off to “reform school,” but I doubt it.
Here in Mexico City, that word is loaded. I’m writing this 12 floors up from the Paseo de la Reforma, the grand boulevard named for the civil war between liberals and conservatives here in the 1850s and 1860s.
By Olivier Lejeune | October 28, 2015 12:21 PM Comments (1)
Global refined product markets are very well supplied at the moment, as evidenced by the steep spot price falls seen for diesel, jet fuel and gasoline over the last few weeks.
By Jeffrey Bair | October 27, 2015 12:01 AM Comments (1)
Back in the day six weeks ago, I used to tell this joke when I was explaining how Platts was sending me on the road for the rest of the year to get the pulse of the oil markets.
I hate to travel, and I don’t like people, so this is perfect for me.
By Elizabeth Bassett | October 16, 2015 12:01 AM Comments (0)
There are certain times of the year that seem to rush by and October is one of those, as evidenced by this installment of The Oil Big Five coming out a bit later than usual. In some ways, this is an indicator of how much there is to do and keep track of, including for the global oil industry.
By Caroline Knight and Reinout Geyssens | October 6, 2015 12:01 AM Comments (4)
As news of the Volkswagen scandal broke in the US, it was only a matter of time before the storm hit Europe’s shores. The news was just one more log on the blaze of bad publicity the diesel industry has received in recent times. Moreover, in cultural terms, nitrogen oxide emissions seem to have overtaken carbon dioxide as the more “evil” of the two pollutants.
By Robert Perkins | October 5, 2015 12:01 AM Comments (1)
By David Henry | August 26, 2015 12:01 AM Comments (4)
Disclaimer: This post in no way, shape or form is an endorsement for or against Donald Trump or any other presidential candidate, for that matter. Nor is it an endorsement of this made-up “wall tax.”
By now, you know the spiel. The Republican front-runner for US president, businessman Donald Trump, insists he is going to have a wall built on the US-Mexico border and he is going to make Mexico pay for it. But how? Here’s an idea for Mr. Trump – one of the first places to look is refined products.
By Faiza Hassan | April 27, 2015 07:00 AM Comments (0)
We all notice how natural disasters impact commodity values, whether it’s a hurricane immediately raising gasoline prices at the pump, or snow storms leading to an uptick in demand for heating oil.
Take the Midwest for example. Wet weather has delayed spring planting, resulting in a build of diesel stocks in the Midwest, feeble agricultural demand, and really low prices.
By Geoff Craig | March 5, 2015 08:29 AM Comments (0)
Spring might be around the corner, but for residents of New York and Boston who just experienced one of the coldest Februarys on record, the change in seasons cannot come soon enough.