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S&P Global Platts' analysis of key news and pricing issues from across the global natural gas, power, and coal markets.

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S&P Global Platts' analysis of key news and pricing issues from across the global natural gas, power, and coal markets.

    US power sector known for reliability, contingency planning faces challenges from coronavirus

    US power sector known for reliability, contingency planning faces challenges from coronavirus

    The US power sector is known for its high level of reliability and focus on contingency planning and redundancies, but what happens when working next to your colleague suddenly becomes a health hazard?
    Scott Aaronson, vice president of security and preparedness for the Edison Electric Institute, talks with Jasmin Melvin of S&P Global Platts about emergency preparedness for utilities and the challenges ahead for the industry.

    • 19 min
    US wind industry has enjoyed rapid growth, but sees disruptions from coronavirus

    US wind industry has enjoyed rapid growth, but sees disruptions from coronavirus

    Renewable energy continues to grow at a rapid pace in the power markets. Tom Tiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association, talks with Manan Ajuha, senior director, North America power analytics, S&P Global Platts, about the economics of US offshore and onshore wind development, policy priorities, and the industry's challenges ahead.

    • 23 min
    Back in black: The oil market’s way forward

    Back in black: The oil market’s way forward

    After a historic collapse into negative territory, oil prices have rebounded on the backs of OPEC+ production cuts and the first glimmers of an economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Will the upward trend be sustainable?
    S&P Global Platts news editors examine the latest market forecasts and the dynamics influencing the OPEC+ alliance’s ability to bring down the global surplus of oil.

    • 21 min
    Market stress leads to dim near-term outlook across North American midstream gas sector

    Market stress leads to dim near-term outlook across North American midstream gas sector

    S&P Global Platts senior natural gas writer Harry Weber and S&P Global Market Intelligence midstream finance reporter Allison Good analyze the just-completed release of first-quarter earnings results by companies in the midstream sector.
    The rocky market is expected to continue in the months ahead due to the coronavirus pandemic, with impacts on supply, demand and prices.
    Companies are cutting spending and delaying projects to address the market turmoil.

    • 14 min
    US power markets expected to rebound as coronavirus orders are phased out

    US power markets expected to rebound as coronavirus orders are phased out

    As states begin to lift coronavirus pandemic stay-home orders and business start the process of reopening, power load is expected to slowly rebound from the increase in commercial demand. However, it could take some time as many states have a phased-in approach while many areas are still under local restrictions.
    By early May, 23 states had begun to lift stay-home orders with a handful of states expected to start the process by mid-May, but another handful of states still have no end date in sight.

    • 23 min
    PVC markets feeling the force of pandemic's global impact

    PVC markets feeling the force of pandemic's global impact

    Demand destruction from shutdowns designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic has put PVC, a construction staple, through the ringer in recent months.
    S&P Global Platts editors Kristen Hays, Ora Lazic and Fumiko Dobashi take a look at the situation in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

    • 20 min

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