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Venezuela's new rock bottom for oil production

The US Energy Information Administration expects Venezuelan oil production to sink below 1 million b/d by the end of this year and fall to 700,000 b/d by the end of 2019. EIA analyst Lejla Villar, who developed those forecasts, joins Capitol Crude to talk about the staggering collapse of Venezuela’s oil sector. Capitol Crude: The US Oil Policy Podcast

Venezuela's new rock bottom for oil production

The US Energy Information Administration expects Venezuelan oil production to sink below 1 million b/d by the end of this year and fall to 700,000 b/d by the end of 2019. EIA analyst Lejla Villar, who developed those forecasts, joins Capitol Crude to talk about the staggering collapse of Venezuela’s oil sector. Capitol Crude: The US Oil Policy Podcast

Washington sends mixed signals on Iran oil sanctions snapback

The clock is ticking down on the return of US sanctions against Iranian oil customers, but the messages coming out of Washington still seem to be in flux. Will all countries have to cut their imports to zero if they want to continue to have access to the US financial system? Or will some waivers be granted? Capitol Crude: The US Oil Policy Podcast

Trump, Putin and Russian oil sanctions

Will US President Donald Trump agree to weaken or lift sanctions during an historic summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin? Only Trump likely knows. Capitol Crude: The US Oil Policy Podcast

Proposed 2019 RVOs leave questions about exemptions

Proposed 2019 biofuel blending volumes inch higher while refinery exemptions continue to threaten lower demand for renewables in transportation fuel. Ellie Valencia and Josh Pedrick take a look at how mandates could be shaped by exemptions next year. Commodities Spotlight Podcast

What’s In a Name? When WTI Isn’t WTI

On this week’s S&P Global Platts Capitol Crude podcast we look at why there’s a growing price differential between WTI and WTI. Refiner concerns over blending and perceptions over crude quality have led to changes in specifications for WTI. Capitol Crude: The US Oil Policy Podcast