Argus podcasts

Argus podcasts

Driving Discussions

02 April 2020

Podcast - Driving Discussions: The impact of coronavirus on European fuel markets and refineries

Join Josefine Ahlstrom, VP, Business Development, Europe and Elliot Radley, Editor, Argus European Products as they explore the impact of coronavirus on European fuel market and refineries.

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17 March 2020

Podcast - Driving Discussions: COVID-19 impacts on US refinery operations

The US refining industry is entering unchartered territory as it navigates impacts from the Coronavirus. How will refiners handle the virus? How will their markets be affected?

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04 March 2020

Podcast - Driving Discussions: US Renewable Fuels Standards under Trump

Volatility has returned to America’s RIN market, with court decisions adding some unexpected shorts to a constrained marketplace.

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Special episodes

02 April 2020

Podcast: The impact of the coronavirus on Asian bitumen markets

The coronavirus outbreak is significantly affecting commodity markets, including bitumen. Bitumen markets are almost completely shaped by weather, and financing, and the toll that coronavirus has taken on economies has affected bitumen.

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Oil products Asia-Pacific English

27 March 2020

Podcast – Covid-19: Impacts on US fuel supply chains

Refined product demand in the US has been upended, forcing refiners to cut production and pipelines to slow.

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Oil products North America English

26 March 2020

Podcast: The impact of the coronavirus on Middle East supply chains, petrochemical shipping and aviation markets

Sentiment is bearish among Middle East producers as the coronavirus pandemic is impacting the demand in key export markets globally.

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Petrochemicals Oil products Transportation Asia-Pacific Middle East English

24 March 2020

Podcast - From the Economist’s Chair: How might coronavirus alter markets?

Argus Chief Economist David Fyfe considers more broadly the changes this cruel coronavirus episode might force upon international commerce, global relations and the commodity markets.

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22 March 2020

Podcast – Upside down: New price relationships in the US Gulf coast crude markets

Podcast: Long-stable crude oil price relationships at the US Gulf coast have been upended by the global crude supply/demand imbalance.

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Crude oil North America English

20 March 2020

Podcast - Asian refiners react to pandemic as crude glut soars | Episode 4

Asia-Pacific refiners are preparing to scale down operations to confront a collapse in global fuel demand. As storage fills up, they will have to reduce the amount of crude they process, but not at the expense of competitive feedstocks from the Middle East.

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17 March 2020

Podcast: The impact of the coronavirus on the minor metals markets

Sentiment is bearish as the coronavirus crisis has affected the economy and reduced minor metals demand from most downstream sectors.

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Metals Asia-Pacific English

09 March 2020

Podcast - Opec and US shale: the latest coronavirus casualties | Episode 3

Oil prices have posted their biggest drop in almost three decades towards $30/bl on expectations that an Opec-induced supply surge will exacerbate a global surplus, as demand growth collapses beyond Asia with the spread of the coronavirus to most major economies.

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Oil products Crude oil Asia-Pacific

03 March 2020

Podcast: Coronavirus implications on the Asia and Middle East petrochemical markets

The recent coronavirus outbreak in China is significantly impacting commodity and petrochemical markets. China is one of the largest petrochemical consumer and producers globally.

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27 February 2020

Podcast: Coronavirus trickles down global oil markets – Episode 2

Economic activity has significantly slowed across Asia, denting energy consumption and oil demand, particularly in the transportation sector.

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20 February 2020

Podcast: Coronavirus - a black swan event for the global crude market | Episode 1

The coronavirus epidemic’s effect on energy consumption in China, the world’s top crude importer, is unprecedented. About a third of the country’s total refining capacity is down at a time when oil markets were already oversupplied.

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17 October 2019

Coping with disruption: Saudi oil keeps flowing at higher prices

Podcast: Just as surprising as last month’s attack on Saudi oil infrastructure was, the global oil market is witnessing an incredibly smooth recovery. But a different picture emerges when looking closely at physical crude differentials.

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Crude oil Middle East Asia-Pacific English

03 October 2019

The return of Saudi petrochemical feedstock after curbs and its implications

Podcast: Most Saudi petrochemical producers announced feedstock curbs of between 15 and 50pc following the mid-September attacks on the country's oil installations.

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Middle East Petrochemicals Crude oil English Asia-Pacific Europe

25 September 2019

Coping with disruption: Saudi supply shock rattles Asian crude markets

Podcast: The Saudi crude oil supply shock comes at a time when refiners across Asia were already challenged to replace sanctioned Iranian barrels.

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The early impacts of IMO 2020

11 February 2020

The early impacts of IMO 2020 in Europe

One month has passed since IMO 2020 came into effect, directing oceangoing vessels to switch from heavy bunker fuel to the cleaner 0.5% very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO). Listen to our latest podcast to learn how the European shipping industry has reacted to the mandate...

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Oil products Europe English Crude oil Emissions Transportation

11 February 2020

The early impacts of IMO 2020 in the Americas

One month has passed since IMO 2020 came into effect, directing oceangoing vessels to switch from heavy bunker fuel to the cleaner 0.5% very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO). Listen to our latest podcast to learn how the US shipping industry has reacted to the mandates.

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Oil products North America English Crude oil Emissions Transportation

11 February 2020

The early impacts of IMO 2020 in Asia-Pacific

One month has passed since IMO 2020 came into effect, directing oceangoing vessels to switch from heavy bunker fuel to the cleaner 0.5% very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO). Listen to our latest podcast to learn how the Asia-Pacific shipping industry has reacted to the man...

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Oil products Asia-Pacific English Emissions Crude oil Transportation

The China Connection

03 December 2019

The China Connection - New petrochemical refineries: Impactful or disruptive?

Podcast: China's petrochemical refiners are making their presence felt way beyond the country's borders. How will this impact global supply, demand, and trade balances? Will global operating rates be reduced?

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Petrochemicals Asia-Pacific English Crude oil Oil products

12 November 2019

The China Connection: Plastics recycling challenges

Podcast: Nearly two years after China's ban on imports of plastic waste, what are the implications for plastic waste trade flows for the rest of the world?

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Asia-Pacific Petrochemicals English Europe North America

20 November 2019

The China Connection: IMO 2020 and Zhoushan

Podcast: What role will China play in the global bunker market in 2020 and beyond?

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Oil products Asia-Pacific English Transportation

29 October 2019

The China Connection: The Belt and Road Initiative

Podcast: A deeper look into China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and how Xi Jinping is positioning it globally, regionally and domestically.

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Asia-Pacific Crude oil LPG/NGL Natural gas/LNG Oil products Petrochemicals English North America

15 October 2019

The China Connection: Xi vs Trump

Podcast: Xi vs Trump. How have global and Chinese and US commodities markets shifted with each blow of the trade war?

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US Gulf coast crude exports and infrastructure, 2019

20 August 2019

Cushing: The heart of US crude is still beatin’

Podcast: Crude is rushing past Cushing on its way to the coast, but the traditional price setting center of the US oil industry is likely to maintain its role for years to come.

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English Crude oil North America

13 August 2019

West Texas Sour: Teaching an old dog new tricks

Podcast: Although historically popular with US midcontinent refiners, West Texas Sour (WTS) has had to change with the times and learn new tricks as both a supply gap filler and a blending component.

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English Crude oil North America Oil products

06 August 2019

The US Gulf coast crude network: Opening the floodgates

Podcast: With US Gulf coast crude exports expected to grow well past the current level of 3mn b/d, midstream players are busy building more pipelines to bring crude to the coast.

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English Crude oil North America

29 July 2019

Western Canadian Select Houston: A heavy crude benchmark emerges

Podcast: The loss of Venezuelan imports, the stagnation of Mexican production and the diversion of many Mideast grades to Asia has paved the way for Canadian grades to take a strong share of the Gulf coast heavy crude market.

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English Crude oil North America

16 July 2019

West Texas Light: New crude on the block

Podcast: WTL is the next big thing coming out of the Delaware Basin. With rising light production coming up against the ability to blend to existing crude stream quality specifications these WTL barrels have started trading as a segregated grade.

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Crude oil English North America

23 July 2019

Light Louisiana Sweet: Unbecoming a benchmark

Podcast: Shale production, US crude exports and pipeline shifts have dramatically changed the utility of Light Louisiana Sweet (LLS), which has shifted from bellwether to regional feedstock as new grades increasingly encroach on its territory.

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Crude oil English

From the Economist's Chair, featuring David Fyfe

24 March 2020

Podcast - From the Economist’s Chair: How might coronavirus alter markets?

Argus Chief Economist David Fyfe considers more broadly the changes this cruel coronavirus episode might force upon international commerce, global relations and the commodity markets.

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Crude oil Oil products Global English Africa Asia-Pacific Europe FSU Latin America and Caribbean Middle East North America Coal Fertilizer LPG/NGL Metals Natural gas/LNG Petrochemicals Transportation

07 August 2019

From the Economist's Chair: The geopolitics of crude

From the Economist's Chair: The geopolitics of crude - Trade disputes, sanctions and changing trade flows. Geopolitics remain pivotal in influencing crude prices and investor sentiment – to both the upside and downside.

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12 July 2019

From the Economist's Chair: State and Future of Global Energy 2019

Welcome to the first in our blog post series from David Fyfe, Chief Economist at Argus Media. In this episode, Dr. Rouben Indjikian, lecturer in energy and commodities at Webster University Geneva speaks to David about the state and future of global energy.

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