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Sanctions-hit Russia Sending Fuel Oil to Asia, Ship-to-ship Terminals

Aug 24, 2022

Under pressure from Western sanctions, Russia is exporting more fuel oil to Asia and using ship-to-ship transfers to build larger cargoes for distant markets, according to traders and Refinitiv data.The European Union has been reducing imports of Russian oil products since March and has agreed a full ban from February 2023.In August, fuel oil exports from Russia to the Netherlands and Estonia fell to zero from 365…

Conflict in the South China SeaThreatens Australia’s Fuel Imports

Aug 21, 2022

China’s saber-rattling around Taiwan underlines the need for Australia to be prepared for conflict in the South China Sea.With its growing navy and air force, and the bases it has built throughout the area, China is increasingly capable of disrupting…

US Says India Hid Russian Origin of Fuel Shipped to US

Aug 15, 2022

The United States has expressed concern to India that it was being used to export fuel made from Russian crude, through high-seas transfers to hide its origin, to New York in violation of U.S. sanctions, a top Indian central banker said on Saturday…

Conoco Sweetens Shareholder Returns by $5 Billion as Profit Jumps

Aug 04, 2022

ConocoPhillips on Thursday raised its shareholder payout target by 50% after the largest U.S. independent oil producer beat Wall Street's earnings estimates on surging energy prices.Oil and gas prices have skyrocketed with Western sanctions…

CNOOC Finds Shale Oil in South China Sea Exploration Well

Jul 29, 2022

China's CNOOC Ltd has tapped commercial flows of oil and gas from a shale exploration well in the South China Sea, marking the first successfully drilled shale oil well offshore China, state media reported on Thursday.Exploration well Weiye-1…

China Moves to Buy More Russian Oil, but Will it Help or Hinder?

Jun 30, 2022

China is laying the groundwork to take an ever increasing share of steeply discounted Russian crude oil in a move that could, in theory at least, free up supplies from other countries and boost the supply of refined fuels.The world's biggest crude importer bought record volumes from Russia in May…

Oil Trade; Asia Imports more Seaborne Russian oil than Europe

Jun 20, 2022

Almost four months after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Russian crude oil, Urals, has seen a switch in flow from its traditional market of Europe to Asia. Since the start of the war, based on the average of March to May 2022, Indian imports of…

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

Jun 15, 2022

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…

OPEC Sees Global Oil Demand Growth Slowing in 2023

Jun 14, 2022

World oil demand growth will slow in 2023, OPEC delegates and industry sources said, as surging crude and fuel prices help drive up inflation and act as a drag on the global economy.Fuel use has rebounded from the 2020 pandemic-induced slump…

China Moves Another 2 Million Barrels of Iranian Oil into Reserve Tanks

May 18, 2022

China is set to receive close to two million barrels of Iranian oil this week and pump into a reserve base in south China, according to tanker tracker specialist Vortexa Analytics.Diona, a very large crude carrier owned by National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC)…

Costlier Smaller Tankers Deployed to Move Displaced Russian Oil to China

Apr 29, 2022

Traders are deploying smaller, costlier vessels to ship displaced Russian oil from European ports to China, in a rare move as Western sanctions on Moscow force them to use unconventional methods to transport the product.About 5 million barrels…

India's ONGC Struggling to Move Russian Oil

Apr 26, 2022

India's Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) is struggling to find a vessel to ship 700,000 barrels of crude from Russia's Far East, in a growing sign that complex trades involving one of Moscow's biggest partners are being interrupted by Western sanctions…

Oil Up Again on Tight Supply, Steady Demand

Mar 29, 2022

Oil prices rose on Tuesday, recovering some of the previous session's losses as Kazakhstan's supplies continued to be disrupted and major producers showed no sign of being in a hurry to boost output significantly.Brent crude LCOc1 rose $1.54…

China Taps Alternative Payments to Keep Russian Oil Flowing

Mar 04, 2022

Chinese refiners are paying for Russian crude oil using cash transfers to maintain imports from Russia’s Fast East, as banks shy away from financing the oil because of sanctions, sources with knowledge of the matter said.Global oil prices have…

Iran's Oil Exports On the Rise

Feb 10, 2022

Iranian oil exports have risen to more than 1 million barrels per day for the first time in almost three years, based on estimates from companies that track the flows, reflecting increased shipments to China.Tehran's oil exports have been limited since former U…

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