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China Completes Its Largest Port Oil Storage Facility

Aug 24, 2023

The third phase of China's largest single coastal oil storage facility has been completed and went into operation on Wednesday in Qingdao port, in the eastern province of Shandong, the state media outlet China News reported.The third phase of the Dongjiakou crude oil reserve has a total capacity of 1.2 million cubic meters, taking the combined capacity of the project to 5.2 million cubic meters, state media said…

Asia LNG Imports Are Robust, But Record Supply Keeps Spot Prices Muted

Feb 05, 2024

The spot price of liquefied natural gas (LNG) is continuing to meander at low levels amid ample supply from major exporters and signs that winter demand is easing in the top-importing regions of Asia and Europe.The spot price for LNG delivered to north Asia ended at $9…

India to Become Main Driver of Incremental Oil Use by 2030

Jan 23, 2024

India's petroleum consumption climbed to a new record last year and the country is on course to overtake China as the primary driver of incremental oil consumption before 2030.Urbanisation, industrialisation and the growth of the middle class…

Russia Considers Gasoline Export Ban

Jan 15, 2024

The Russian government is considering a ban on gasoline exports after an incident at Lukoil's NORSI oil refinery in Nizhny Novgorod, Interfax news agency reported on Monday, citing sources.The refinery may halve high-octane gasoline output after an emergency stoppage at a catalytic cracking unit…

Russian LNG Exports to Europe Fell 1.9% in 2023

Jan 02, 2024

Russian exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Europe fell 1.9% to 15.8 million metric tons in 2023, and LNG exports to Asia fell 11% to 14.9 million tons, LSEG data showed on Tuesday.Europe increased purchases of LNG from global producers…

Oil Loadings Resume from Russia's Port of Novorossiisk After Storm

Dec 28, 2023

Oil loadings from Russia's Black Sea port of Novorossiisk have resumed after being suspended due to a storm on Dec. 27, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday.The port will likely be able to ship all the crude volumes scheduled for December…

China Unlikely to Repeat Last Winter's Surge of Fuel Exports

Nov 21, 2023

A surge of diesel and gasoline exports from China in the last northern winter eased then-prevailing fuel shortages in Asia but a repeat performance this year is unlikely.China's exports of refined products have eased from high levels in recent months…

Refinery Maintenance Puts a Dent in Russia's Seaborne Diesel Exports

Oct 03, 2023

Seaborne diesel and gasoil exports from Russian ports fell 27% in September from a month earlier to about 2.76 million tonnes due to a major overhaul of refineries and a fuel export ban, data from traders and LSEG showed.Idle primary oil refining capacity for September stood at 4…

Russia's Seaborne Diesel Exports on the Rise

Sep 05, 2023

Russia's seaborne diesel and gasoil exports in August rose by 2% from a month earlier to about 3.85 million metric tons on healthy fuel production, data from traders and LSEG showed.Idle primary oil refining capacity for August was estimated at 3…

Shell Taps Goldman Sachs to Explore Singapore Refinery Sale

Aug 23, 2023

Shell is considering a sale of its Singapore refining and petrochemical plants as part of a broader strategic review and has hired investment bank Goldman Sachs to explore a potential deal, said several sources close to the matter.The global energy major's new CEO…

Gazprom's First LNG Cargo via Arctic Destined for China's Jingtang

Aug 23, 2023

A liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo from Russia's Gazprom being sent via the Northern Sea Route (NSR) for the first time is destined for the Chinese port of Jingtang, Refinitiv ship tracking data shows.The Velikiy Novgorod tanker was loaded at the Portovaya LNG plant on the Baltic Sea on Aug…

Australia LNG Strikes Would Need to Last Over a Month to Spike Prices, Analysts Say

Aug 22, 2023

Threatened strikes by workers at Australian liquefied natural gas (LNG) providers would need to last more than a month to significantly push up global prices, analysts said this week.The Woodside Energy and Chevron operations supply about 10%…

Indonesia's Pertamina to Build New Fuel Terminal Following Deadly Fire

Aug 08, 2023

Indonesia's state energy company PT Pertamina said on Tuesday it will develop a fuel storage facility in north Jakarta, following a deadly fire that broke out at a terminal earlier this year and spread into a densely populated residential area…

Pakistan's Import of Russian Crude Facing Obstacles

Jul 31, 2023

Pakistan is unlikely to meet a target for Russian crude to make up two-thirds of its oil imports, despite attractive prices, hampered by a shortage of foreign currency and limitations at its refineries and ports, officials and analysts say.The…

Obscure Traders Ship Half Russia's Oil Exports to India, China After Sanctions

Jul 27, 2023

A Liberian-flagged oil tanker set sail in May from Russia's Ust-Luga port carrying crude on behalf of a little-known trading company based in Hong Kong. Before the ship had even reached its destination in India, the cargo changed hands.The new owner of the 100…

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