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2014-04-09 04:20:32

Customizable Pricing Solutions Tool Now Has Historical Data, Cross-Referencing and More LONDON, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Platts, with its commercial partner Minerals Value Service GmbH, today announced several enhancements to the Minerals Value Service (MVS) online analytics platform, which allows traders and miners of iron ore to calculate and compare grade-specific values of the commodity under varying buying and selling scenarios. New MVS features allow users to: -- Access...

2014-04-08 08:24:17

Natural Gas Prices Declined Again in U.K. and Continental Europe on Mild Weather LONDON, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Day-ahead electricity prices in continental Europe recorded a fifth consecutive monthly decline in March as surging German solar and wind output helped chase prices lower in neighboring countries, according to data just released by Platts, a leading global energy, petrochemicals and metals information provider. The Platts Continental Power Index* (CONTI) fell 8.4%...

2014-04-02 08:22:48

Monthly Index Totaled 72.14, down 1.91 Points from March Reading of 74.05 BEIJING, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The health of China's steel sector is expected to remain strong in April, despite a minimal decline in sentiment, according to the latest Platts China Steel Sentiment Index (Platts CSSI), which showed a reading of 72.14 out of a possible 100, down 1.91 points from the March level of 74.05. The Platts CSSI reflects the responses of steel makers, traders and exporters at...

2014-04-01 20:20:38

March 2014 Posts Top 3 Highest Producing Days in U.S. History DENVER, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spurred on by the top three highest producing days in U.S. history, domestic natural gas production in the lower 48 states averaged 66.6 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/day) in March 2014, according to the latest estimates from Bentek Energy, the oil and natural gas analytic unit of Platts. Production levels on March 29, 30 and 31 all came in at 67.6 Bcf/d, the single highest...

2014-04-01 12:25:32

HOUSTON, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Prices in the $3-trillion-plus global petrochemicals market fell 1% in March versus February to $1,371 per metric ton (/mt), according to the monthly Platts Global Petrochemical Index (PGPI) announced on the sidelines of the international petrochemical conference of the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) in San Antonio, Texas. The PGPI is a benchmark basket of seven widely used petrochemicals and is published by Platts, a...

2014-03-28 12:22:26

January-February Apparent* Oil Demand Contracted 1.9% to 10.03 Million B/d SINGAPORE, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- China's apparent* oil demand in February rose 3.1% year over year to an average 10.62 million barrels per day (b/d) or 40.56 million metric tons (mt), according to a Platts analysis of China's latest government data. This followed a relatively large year-over-year contraction of 6.4% in January, when apparent oil demand averaged 9.48 million b/d. The growth in...

2014-03-26 08:23:09

The Steel Index (TSI)-Based Steel Futures and Swaps Complete First Month SINGAPORE, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Singapore Exchange's (SGX) newly introduced steel futures and swaps contracts, which were launched in February and based on the daily spot ASEAN hot rolled coil (HRC) imports price index of The Steel Index (TSI), saw solid industry support in their first month of trading. TSI, a unit of Platts since 2011, is a leading specialist source of impartial steel, scrap,...

2014-03-24 16:22:08

Among Findings of the Quarterly "Platts Shale to Polyethylene Report - Global Outlook to 2023" NEW YORK, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- If China's development of coal-to-olefins (CTO) technology continues as planned across the next five years, the global polyethylene (PE) market is likely to be saturated with material through 2019, according to the just-released quarterly: "Platts Shale to Polyethylene Report - Global Outlook to 2023." Polyethylene, also called polythene, is the...

2014-03-19 08:22:17

On a Year-Over-Year Basis, April LNG Prices were up 2.7% SINGAPORE, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Prices of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for April delivery to Asia fell 6.7% to an average $18.113 per million British thermal units (/MMBtu) as the market finally began to cool off following recent historic highs, the latest Platts Japan/Korea Marker (JKM) for month-ahead delivery showed. The data reflects the daily Platts JKM for April assessed between February 16 and March 15 and...

2014-03-17 20:20:46

Winners to be Unveiled May 21 at Second Annual Dinner Gala in London LONDON, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Executives and companies from 19 countries have been selected as finalists for the second annual Platts Global Metals Awards, which recognize exemplary performance in a dozen categories, according to program host Platts, a leading global provider of energy, petrochemical and metals information. Platts Global Metals Awards highlight corporate and individual innovation,...


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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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