Friday, February 23, 2024

Oil Importer News

Bangladesh Puts to use China-built Crude Oil Offloading Facility

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Bangladesh started in recent days a large crude oil receiving and offloading facility built by China that allows the south Asian oil importer to significantly reduce the cost of shipping in crude oil.The single-point mooring facility at Chattogram port last Sunday offloaded 82,000 tons (about 600,000 barrels) of crude oil from a 100,000-ton ta

China Banks "Massive Volume" of Crude in May

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China added to crude oil stockpiles at the fastest rate in nearly three years in May, as robust imports outweighed near-record refinery processing.A total of 1.77 million barrels per day (bpd) was added to inventories in May, the most since July 2020 and reversing the small, and rare…

IEA Says World Oil Demand to Rise 2% in '23

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World oil demand will rise more than 2% to a record high of 101.6 million barrels per day (bpd) in 2023, the International Energy Agency said on Wednesday, although sky-high oil prices and weakening economic forecasts dimmed the future outlook.The Paris-based IEA also said in…

China's Crude Oil Imports Rebound

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China's crude oil imports rebounded in July from a six-month low as state-backed refiners ramped up output after returning from maintenance, though independent refineries slowed restocking amid probes by Beijing into trading and taxes.China brought in 41.24 million tonnes of crude oil last month, equivalent to 9.71 million barrels per day (bpd

Oil Edges Higher on US, Europe Demand Hopes

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Oil prices rose on Friday on hopes of a fuel demand recovery in the United States and Europe as economic growth picks up and lockdowns ease, but worries about India's raging second wave of COVID-19 cases kept a lid on gains.Brent crude futures rose 21 cents, or 0.3%, to $65.61 a barrel at 0137 GMT, after climbing 8 cents on Thursday.U.S.

India Asks Refiners to Cut Reliance on Middle East Oil after OPEC+ Decision

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India has asked state refiners to speed up the diversification of oil imports to gradually cut their dependence on the Middle East after OPEC+ decided last week to largely continue production cuts in April, two sources said.India, the world's third biggest oil importer and consumer…

Oil Surges After OPEC+ Extends Cuts

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Oil prices jumped about 3% on Friday, hitting their highest levels in over a year, following a stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs report and decision by OPEC and its allies not to increase supply in April.Brent futures rose $2.10, or 3.2%, to $68.84 a barrel by 11:25 a.m. EST (1625 GMT).

OPEC+ to Weigh Modest Output Boost, Sources Say

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OPEC+ oil producers will discuss a modest easing of oil supply curbs from April given a recovery in prices, OPEC+ sources said, although some suggest holding steady for now given the risk of new setbacks in the battle against the pandemic.The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and allies…

Powerful Earthquake Shuts Down Fifth of Japan's Oil Refining Capacity

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Japanese refiners led by the biggest, Eneos Corp, shut down a fifth of the country's crude oil refining capacity after a powerful earthquake struck northeastern Japan knocking out power, bullet train lines and injuring more than 150 people.The refinery shutdowns in the world's…

S.Korean Refiners Post Record H1 Losses

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Two refiners in South Korea, the world's fifth largest crude oil importer, posted their biggest losses ever in the first half when oil prices slumped as the COVID-19 pandemic ravaged fuel demand.SK Innovation Co Ltd, owner of South Korea's top refiner SK Energy, reported on Wednesday…

China, India Soak Up Oil from Floating Storage as Demand Picks Up

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The volume of crude stored on ships in Asia has come off the peaks seen earlier this month on a recovery in demand in China and India, trade sources and analysts said. A total of 3.4 million tonnes (24.8 million barrels) of crude oil was discharged from floating storage into Asian markets in the past seven days…

Record Oil Output Cuts Fail to Make Waves in Coronavirus-hit Market

The minimal impact on oil prices from a global deal for record output cuts showed that oil producers have a mountain to climb if they are to restore market balance as the coronavirus shreds demand and sends stockpiles soaring, industry watchers said.After several days of discussions…

Oil Prices Climb on Hopes of Deeper OPEC+ Production Cuts

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Oil prices edged higher on Thursday as investors focused on the possibility of deeper supply cuts from the world's biggest producers, whilst largely shrugging off reports which cut demand forecasts after the coronavirus outbreak in China, the biggest oil importer.Brent crude was up 32 cents, or 0.6%, at $56.11 a barrel by 10:52 a.m.

China’s Oil Demand Dip is First Since 2009

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The near-term impact of the coronavirus outbreak on oil demand remains uncertain as much depends upon when and how China’s manufacturing industry restarts after the currently extended Lunar New Year public holiday.Wood Mackenzie has lowered its oil demand forecast for the first quarter of 2020 by nearly 900…

Oil Falls as Coronavirus Hits Demand

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Oil prices fell on Monday, dragged down by concern over demand in China after the coronavirus breakout, though the possibility of deeper crude output cuts by OPEC and its allies offered some price support.Brent crude was down $1 at $55.62 a barrel by 1434 GMT, its lowest since January last year.U.S.

IMO 2020, China Output Pummels Asian Refinery Margins

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Profits at Asian refineries are being buffeted by a combination of factors, chief among them uncertainty over how exactly new shipping fuel standards will play out and the rise of China as a product exporter.Refinery margins in Asia have been knocked to the lowest since the financial crisis in 2008 by some measures…

India Hopes Saudis Will Help Build Oil Stores

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India hopes to sign a pact with Saudi Arabia for participation in Delhi's strategic petroleum reserves (SPRs) during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the kingdom next week, a government official said on Thursday.India, the world's third biggest oil importer, is scouting…

Oil Falls 1% on Surprise U.S. Crude Build, Saudi Crude Output

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Oil shed more than 1% on Wednesday, logging a second straight day of losses after U.S. crude stockpiles unexpectedly rose and as Saudi Arabia maintained a faster-than-expected recovery of its oil production.A rally in the dollar index, which moves inversely with oil, also weighed…

U.S. Crude Exports Reach a Record of 3.16 mln bpd

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U.S. crude oil exports surged 260,000 barrels per day (bpd) in June to a monthly record of 3.16 million bpd as South Korea bought record volumes and China resumed purchases, data from the U.S. Census Bureau showed on Friday.South Korea surpassed Canada to become the biggest purchaser of U.S. crude at about 605,000 bpd.

Lower oil prices start to rebalance the market

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Lower oil prices are starting to rebalance the oil market by slowing the rise in U.S. crude output and encouraging Saudi Arabia and its allies to extend production cuts through the end of 2019.U.S. crude production rose 241,000 barrels per day (bpd) to 11.905 million bpd in March from February, according to the U.S.