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The Essential Podcast from S&P Global is dedicated to sharing essential intelligence with those working in and affected by financial markets. Host Nathan Hunt focuses on those issues of immediate importance to global financial markets – macroeconomic trends, the credit cycle, climate risk, energy transition, and global trade – in interviews with subject matter experts from around the world.

Jul 23, 2020

How did a small town in Oklahoma and a group of inexperienced oil traders nearly sink the U.S. oil market and drive the price of oil to a point where it was cheaper than free? Dave Ernsberger and Richard Swann of S&P Global Platts join the Essential Podcast to explain what went wrong on April 20th and how a new...

Jul 14, 2020

Derided, doubted, and now celebrated—an old solution to fossil fuels has become the fuel of tomorrow. Simon Thorne and Roman Kramarchuk of S&P Global Platts explain the practicalities and obstacles for hydrogen as an energy carrier. 

Jul 9, 2020

Fiona Boal, Global Head of Commodities & Real Assets at S&P Dow Jones Indices, discusses the performance of gold through the crisislooking specifically at gold supply, gold demand, and how "the currency of last resort" has appealed to investors over the past six months.