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Spread between CAPP coal, ARA coal tightest in nearly four years

After being at a six-year high in July, the spread between Central Appalachia (CAPP) thermal coal and thermal coal delivered into Northern Europe fell to its lowest level in nearly four years Wednesday. CIF ARA 6,000 kcal/kg coal, for delivery in th...

Insight: US voters give boost to clean energy policies but stop short of carbon tax

From ballot measures to statehouses, what do the results of the US midterm elections mean for oil, gas and power markets? Kate Winston and Maya Weber report On November 6, US voters shied away from key statewide environmental initiatives that would ...

In the LOOP: Q3 Louisiana crude imports fall even as refinery input rises

Louisiana’s crude imports in the third quarter of 2018 fell 15.616 million barrels year on year despite higher regional refinery runs for the same period amid a wider year-on-year Brent/WTI swap spread. Louisiana refineries and buyers brought in 6...

US Bakken crude latest to suffer from takeaway constraints: Fuel for Thought

Oil produced in North Dakota’s Williston Basin is the latest North American crude grade to experience plummeting values because of what many in the industry say is rising output and tightening pipeline takeaway capacity combined with regional refi...

US Bakken crude latest to suffer from takeaway constraints: Fuel for Thought

Oil produced in North Dakota’s Williston Basin is the latest North American crude grade to experience plummeting values because of what many in the industry say is rising output and tightening pipeline takeaway capacity combined with regional refi...