The kids at Anglo Platinum, the largest platinum producer in the world, are skipping around merrily at the price of fuel in America? Why? Because their material is essential to the production of emissions-control equipment specifically exhaust catalysts and fuel-efficient diesels require more platinum to scrub the exhaust than do gasoline engines. While they feel that there's not much more room for growth in diesel-humpin' Europa, they're confident that we Yanks'll hop on 'ol Rudolf's high-compression, torquey bandwagon, lining their pockets in the process.
Could More Diesel Cars Help the Platinum Market? [Resource Investor]
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