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Diesel and tanker markets react to bombed Russian refining infrastructure

A sharp increase in Ukrainian drone attacks on Russian energy infrastructure has those in the refined products markets looking at the near-term implications for export volumes, trade flows, freight rates and commodity prices. SP Global estimates that Russian refineries with a combined nameplate capacity of over 1.6 million b/d nationwide have now been affected to some degree by Ukrainian attacks. In this episode of the Platts Oil Markets podcast, Joel Hanley is joined by Tom Washington, Senior Writer, Rebeka Foley, Senior Oil Markets Analyst, and Nadia Bliznikova, Associate Editor, to discuss how the latest developments are impacting related diesel and tanker markets in the region and further afield.Related stories: Interactive: Global oil flow tracker Strike on Russia's Taneco refinery marks leap in Ukrainian drone radius REFINERY NEWS: Russia's Taneco attacked by drones: reports (subscriber content)Related price assessments: AAVBG00 - ULSD 10ppmS CIF NWE Cargo AAWYZ00 - ULSD 10ppmS CIF Med CargoMore listening options:

Harnessing CO2 for Production of Sustainable Fuels

Listen to Gajendra KumarDirector Process Economics Program at SP Global Commodity Insights, coming straight from the World Petrochemical ConferenceWPC) in HoustonTXUSA. Gajendra highlights the discussion centering production of sustainable transportation fuels harnessing carbon dioxide and the industry's outlook on investment in alternative fuels.  WPC is taking place from March 18-22 and LIVE will be your all-access pass to the conference. Check back for more chemical insights and cutting-edge coverage.

Policies, politics and partings

After several great years, Capitol Crude is coming to an end. We want to thank all our listeners for tuning in and supporting us over the years. Going forward, you can find Jasmin and Kate contributing to other SP Global Commodity Insights podcasts, including Platts Oil MarketsCommodities Focus, and Future EnergyFor our last episode, American Petroleum Institute President and CEO Mike Sommers joined the podcast to give the rundown on the policies and rulemakings that could have the biggest impact on the oil sector. He also shared how the sector is coping with the elections frenzy and how who ends up in the White House for the next four years could shape the industry’s future.Related content:Gas, oil trade groups urge US DOE to rehear LNG pause decision (subscriber content)API hauls US Interior to court over five-year offshore oil, gas leasing program (subscriber content)Policy push for EVs sparks debate over pace of change among oil, clean energy groups (subscriber content)

Perspectives with Nicholas Flanders

Join Nicholas FlandersCEO Co-Founder, Twelve as they take a deep dive on the revolutionary technology of teansforming carbon dioxide into jet fuel among other useful products.CERAWeek is taking place from March 18-22 and LIVE is your all-access pass to the conference. Check back for more insights and cutting-edge coverage.

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Infographic: Why Asian refiners quietly praise India's, China's Russian crude imports

What's next for oil following China's announcement of its 2024 targets?

Economic power-house China has set out 10 targets for 2024, which is pro-growth for oil demand, keen on energy security, and prioritizing accelerated industry modernization and development of new productive forces.In this episode of Platts Oil Markets podcast, Managing Editor for refined oil products, Wanda Wang has invited China experts Grace Lee, Asia analyst from the AltView team, Sijia Sun, Associate Director, China Oil Market, and Oceana Zhou, Oil Market Specialist, to discuss the oil-market related highlights following China’s "Two Session" meetings -- the biggest annual political gathering in the country, which happened over March 4-11.More listening options:

Interactive: Middle East diesel exports to Europe

Changes in Middle East diesel flows to Europe as Russian products off-limitsThe Middle East is considered ripe to supply Europe with needed refined products such as diesel to replace Russian products placed under embargo by the EU on Feb. 5 in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The region has several new refineries able to help meet the demand, including Kuwait’s 615,000 b/d Al-Zour refinery and Oman’s 230,000 b/d Duqm plant. Related story: Middle East diesel exports to Europe slump on refinery disruptions, US supplies(Latest update: March 14, 2024)

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