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Hi Colleague,

These are the energy market articles, data and reports that caught our attention over the last week and are likely to be of interest to you as well.

See You Next Week,

Mercatus Energy Advisors

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Hedging & Risk Management

Canadian, Brazilian oil producers lock in revenues as prices rally

Brazil's Petrobras to spend $320 million to hedge part of oil output

Crude Oil

Saudi Arabia Shoulders OPEC’s Oil Cuts. Russia Eases In.

Enterprise, CME Plan to Auction More U.S. Crude

The U.S. Gulf Coast became a net exporter of crude oil in late 2018

Diluent Pipe Reversals to Help Alberta's Crude Takeaway?

As U.S. Oil Grows, So Does Its Influence on Global Prices

Outlook for oil prices in 2019

Natural Gas

U.S. LNG Onslaught Proving ‘Too Much to Handle’ for Asian Markets

El Paso Permian at all-time low as maintenance strands natural gas in production areas

Buyers want certainty as much as good price from second wave US LNG developers

LNG Slump Seen Close to End as Price Collapse Stimulates Demand

Refined Products & Alternative Fuels 

Are aviation biofuels ready for take off?

Asia jet fuel/kerosene crack slips to 19-month low; market expects further weakness

Diesel, gasoil traders look to fill tanks in NWE amid contango, cheap freight

U.S. Refiners Look to Get in on Shale Oil Export Boom

Natural Gas Liquids

U.S. natural gas plant liquid production continues to hit record highs

Fractionation Constraints Limit Ethane Supply as Demand Rises

Power, Coal, Carbon & Renewables

Natural Gas-Fired Power Outpaces Coal for First Time in PJM

Indonesian coal futures trade reaches new daily high


Oil Traders Are Now Watching Workers’ Phones to Spot Problems at Refineries

OPEC and the Fed Are in the Same Uncertain Boat

Cloud of Cancer-Causing Chemical Hangs Over the Houston Channel

Vitol cautious on shift to renewable energy as peak oil demand looms

Ex-Enron CEO Skilling Plans Second Act

Morgan Stanley takes top spot in ranking of commodities banks