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    Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas link set to face EU regulated tariffs

    Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas link set to face EU regulated tariffs

    Russia's Nord Stream 2 natural gas link to Germany is set to have to reveal data on its costs and tariffs under a draft accord to apply EU market rules to it. This could help Ukraine price its alternative transit route to Europe low enough to compete, but Ukraine is also hoping the rules will force...

    • 8 min
    Tighter EU carbon market set to prompt more power fuel switching in Europe

    Tighter EU carbon market set to prompt more power fuel switching in Europe

    2019 is set to be the year that coal-to-gas switching in power generation takes off in continental Europe. Carbon prices supported by the new market stability reserve cutting supplies, coupled with potentially lower gas prices, could prompt unprecedented coal-to-gas switching volumes, according to...

    • 5 min
    Uncertainties over China's port restrictions hound thermal, metallurgical coal markets

    Uncertainties over China's port restrictions hound thermal, metallurgical coal markets

    The recent decision by China's National Development and Reform Commission to impose restrictions on seaborne coal imports entering the country has left the thermal and metallurgical coal market participants scratching their heads.
    In this Brussels to Beijing Commodity Policy Podcast, S&P Global...

    • 10 min
    EU carbon prices surge on policy changes, but coal burn continues

    EU carbon prices surge on policy changes, but coal burn continues

    EU carbon prices have surged to 10-year highs of nearly Eur26/mt in recent weeks, boosted by policy changes to tackle oversupply as part of the EU's wider efforts to combat climate change by cutting emissions. But while policy-makers are often told high carbon prices will push out coal-fired power...

    • 8 min
    Is China's deleveraging on hold, and what does it mean for commodities?

    Is China's deleveraging on hold, and what does it mean for commodities?

    Sebastian Lewis, S&P Global Platts head of Content for Greater China, talks to Paul Gruenwald, Chief Economist S&P Global, about the impact of the Chinese government’s deleveraging programme on the economy and commodities and what recent changes in policy mean for the rest of 2018.

    • 9 min
    Russia mulls sending extra EU natural gas demand from 2020 via Ukraine

    Russia mulls sending extra EU natural gas demand from 2020 via Ukraine

    Russia sees EU demand for its natural gas growing 10% to 15% in the next five to 10 years, and is considering delivering these extra volumes via Ukraine. The extra volumes needed could even reach around 20 Bcm/year by 2025 -- up to 20% more -- according to S&P Global Platts Analytics. This...

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