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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

Mexico moves to launch world's largest oil hedge program

Crude Oil

Sluggish oil consumption to keep pressure on prices

Asia's imports of U.S. crude hit record, but pullback likely

Establishing the Value of Crude Oil Storage in the Shale Era

Natural Gas & LNG

CME launches U.S. LNG futures contract with physical delivery

Appalachian gas traders brace for likely slump in autumn prices

Permian Basin natural gas prices up as a new pipeline nears completion

Flaring, or Why So Much Gas Is Going Up in Flames

First LNG Cargo Leaves $15 Billion Site as U.S. Exports Grow

A Natural Gas Glut Grows in Europe and Prices Hit 10-Year Low

Saudis Lean on Oil-Trading Contacts in Push to Become Big in LNG

Refined Products, Alternative Fuels & Freight

Cheaper compliant fuel oil stalks gasoil's lead in IMO 2020 switch

IMO 2020: The Last Leg of the Journey

U.S. distillate consumption lower in 2019 after record growth last year

Easing liquidity drives volatility in Asia fuel oil paper markets

Lawsuit alleges ADM manipulated cash ethanol market to profit from derivatives

Dorian Stoked Labor Day Weekend Gasoline Demand in Southeastern U.S. as Forecast Track Shifted

U.S. biodiesel industry leaders urge Trump's EPA to lift biodiesel mandate

Natural Gas Liquids

NGL Uplift Drying Up in 2019?

Chinese LPG buyers take North Sea cargoes to capitalize on open arbitrage

Power, Coal, Weather, Carbon & Renewables

Brokers, Hedgers Among Pioneers in Japan Power Futures Debut

Carbon-Emissions Credits Slide Over Brexit Fears

EIA data shows coal generation continues precipitous slide


Middleman implicates top executives at Vitol, Trafigura in alleged bribery ring

Argentine opposition leader: no point in having oil if multinationals take it away

US offers cash to tanker captains in bid to seize Iranian ships

Big Oil Circles Permian Riches as Shale Stocks Collapse

U.S. shale firms cut budgets, staff as oil-price outlook dims

EEX to tie French gas bourse Powernext more closely to main group