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Ethanol jumps on supply crunch

Source: Financial Times, 28th March 2014

Rough winter weather and competing demand from crude oil traders has also led to a shortage of railway tank cars used to transport ethanol

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Ethanol prices jump on supply crunch

Source: Financial Times, 28th March 2014

Rough winter weather and competing demand from crude oil traders has also led to a shortage of railway tank cars used to transport ethanol

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Cargill quitting global coal, European power and gas trading

London, 28 March 2014

Platts: Commodities trader Cargill's Energy, Transportation and Metals division has closed its global coal and European power and gas trading businesses, the company said Thursday. The shutdown, which is effective immediately, comes "after a thorough review of [Cargill's] strategy to offer distinctive, long-term value to its customers," the company said in a statement. "Significant changes in the coal and European power and gas markets have led Cargill ETM to withdraw from these two sectors."

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Total and Lukoil in talks over shale deal

Source: Financial Times, 27th March 2014

France’s Total and Russia’s Lukoil are talking about shale project partnerships in Russia at a time when production from traditional fields is falling

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Spain offers alternative to Russian energy

Source: Financial Times, 27th March 2014

Spain’s gas industry association says it can provide about 10 per cent of Russia’s gas exports to Europe

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Ofgem proposes "once and for all" UK energy market investigation

London, 27 March 2014

Ofgem has today acted to remove uncertainty from the energy market by proposing a market investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). A market investigation will once and for all clear the air and allow the CMA to ensure that there are no further barriers to effective competition. An investigation would reassure consumers and complement Ofgem’s reforms for a simpler, clearer and fairer energy market. 

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Mexico opens deep water oilfields to tender

Source: Financial Times, 26th March 2014

The energy ministry is combing through a 68-page wishlist of fields that Pemex, the state oil company which has held a 76-year monopoly on the industry, wants to keep

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Gazprom deal in Germany raises alarm

Source: Financial Times, 26th March 2014

A little-noticed deal involving Gazprom is raising alarm and leading to questions about Germany’s dependence on energy from Gazprom

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BP refinery leaks oil into Lake Michigan

Source: Financial Times, 25th March 2014

Incident comes four years after Deepwater Horizon tragedy which killed 11 workers and triggered the worst offshore oil spill in US history

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US gas exports seen as bargaining chip

Source: Financial Times, 24th March 2014

Ukraine crisis prompts nations to intensify lobbying for the US to ease restrictions on gas exports which would give leverage in negotiations with Gazprom

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