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Regulations limit U.S. demand response to lower oil prices

The ability of the U.S. fuels market to respond to lower oil prices is expected to be capped over the long-term due to fuel market regulations meant to limit domestic demand for conventional refined fuels, according to Fitch Ratings. These measures include rising renewable fuel requirements under the Energy Independence…

Fitch: Oil drop may slow U.S. LNG, weaken economics

The recent nearly 50 per cent drop in oil prices may slow the momentum behind the development of U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities, according to Fitch Ratings. Oil price declines have weakened global LNG prices and could increase Henry Hub gas pricing, weakening current U.S. LNG project economics. Traditional…