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UAE diversifies condensate imports

8th August 2018
The Dubai government-owned Emirates National Oil Company’s (Enoc) Jebel Ali refinery looks set to further diversify its slate of condensate in August after drawing in cargoes from more unusual sources in recent weeks on the back of reduced Iranian intake. Jebel Ali imported around 140,00 b/d of ultra-light oil feedstock in the first half of the year, almost wholly from Iran. This was pared back last month as the refinery took delivery of its first condensate cargoes in at least several year...

Primorsk-loaded ULSD flow to New York rises

2nd August 2018
Three diesel-laden long-range (LR) tankers that departed from the Russian Baltic port of Primorsk set sail for New York Harbor in May and July, as higher supply in northwest Europe opened short-term opportunities to send product further afield. A tanker partly loaded in Primorsk with ultra-low sulphur diesel (ULSD) is in transit and could reach New York Harbor in mid-August, Vortexa data show. If it proceeds there, it would follow a Primorsk-loaded arrival earlier this month, and at the end...

New Vietnam refinery boosts Kuwaiti crude imports

27th July 2018
Kuwaiti crude exports to Vietnam’s new Nghi Son refinery have been on the rise since the second quarter, reflecting start-up activity at the complex. The latest departures comprise two VLCCs of medium sour Kuwait Export Crude (KEC) loaded in July that are expected to arrive in Vietnam during August, Vortexa data show. Tankers Marina M and Pacific Voyager departed this month from Kuwait’s Mina Al-Ahmadi and are due to arrive on 13 August and 5 August, respectively. They are both declari...
New-build VLCCs set to make maiden voyages
26th July 2018
The upcoming maiden voyages of two VLCC tankers currently located in the Asia-Pacific region raise the possibility that the string of diesel-laden VLCC-sized exports to west of Suez destinations continues in coming month... Read more
Crude from Colombia, Ecuador heads to India
24th July 2018
Crude oil cargoes that recently loaded in Colombia and Ecuador are heading to India, in what could be the first such deliveries in over a year amid a recent decline in heavy crude availability from major supplier Venezue... Read more
LatAm naphtha heads to Europe
17th July 2018
A cargo of Mexican naphtha is making an irregular journey to the ARA region following a recent similar export from Colombia, potentially reflecting weaker demand in the Americas region. The medium-range (MR) tanker Ai... Read more
West Canada-loaded crude heads to China
11th July 2018
A cargo of Canadian crude that departed from Vancouver at the beginning of July is heading to China, amid an ongoing decline in availability from China’s main heavy sour crude supplier Venezuela, Vortexa data show. ... Read more
Jet fuel cargoes float offshore UK
6th July 2018
Several oil products tankers predicted to be storing middle distillates—likely jet fuel—are currently offshore UK ports. Data observed by Vortexa show that at least three tankers which could be holding around 270,... Read more
Europe to Australia clean oil flows continue
6th July 2018
Australia’s previously more unusual intake of clean petroleum products from Europe looks set to continue in July, extending the trend of recent months. The number of clean oil product tankers moving from Europe to A... Read more
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