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China's July Crude Imports Drop to Lowest Since January

Aug 08, 2023

China's crude oil imports in July fell 18.8% from the previous month to the lowest daily rate since January, customs data showed on Tuesday, as major exporters cut back overseas shipments and domestic stocks continued to build. Crude shipments into the world's biggest oil importer in July totaled 43.69 million metric tons, or 10.29 million barrels per day (bpd), the data from the General Administration of Customs showed…

Mideast-Asia Oil Shipping Rates Rebound, Capped by OPEC+ Supply Cuts

Sep 26, 2023

The cost of chartering a supertanker to load Middle Eastern crude oil for Asia has rebounded from a 19-month low in September, but industry sources expect output supply cuts, led by Saudi Arabia, to cap freight rates for the rest of the year…

Iran Denies Oil on Tanker Seized by Indonesia Belongs to Tehran

Jul 21, 2023

Iran said the oil cargo of an Iranian-flagged supertanker seized by Indonesia last week does not belong to Tehran, Iranian state media reported on Friday. A statement from Iran's oil ministry did not identify the owner of the cargo of MT Arman 114…

Indonesia Seizes Iranian-Flagged Supertanker Suspected of Illegal Oil Transfer

Jul 11, 2023

Indonesia's coast guard said on Tuesday it seized an Iranian-flagged supertanker suspected of involvement in the illegal transshipment of crude oil, and vowed to toughen maritime patrols.The MT Arman 114 was carrying 272,569 metric tons of light crude oil…

China's Shandong Starts Releasing Oil Stranded at Ports after Inspections, Sources Say

Jun 28, 2023

China's Shandong refining hub has begun releasing millions of barrels of oil that were stuck at ports after inspections curbed imports into the province, trading sources said following a meeting this week between officials and refiners.The easing…

Fire Extinguished on Tanker Bertherd at Jurong Port Tank Terminals

Jun 14, 2023

A tanker berthed at Jurong Port Tank Terminals (JPTT) caught fire on Tuesday, with smoke observed on the forward part of the tanker, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore has informed.Singapore Civil Defence Force marine and land-based firefighting forces…

Singapore Imports Rare Fuel Oil Cargo from Djibouti - Data

May 25, 2023

Singapore, Asia's oil hub, received a rare fuel oil cargo from Djibouti in the past week, Enterprise Singapore data showed on Thursday, likely the city-state's first ever import from the African country. About 99,678 tonnes of fuel oil that arrived in the week to May 24 came from Djibouti…

Asia Gets Most of Russian Dark Fuels after EU Embargo

May 25, 2023

Asian countries remain the lead destinations for Russian vacuum gasoil (VGO) and fuel oil exports after the European Union's embargo, traders said and Refinitiv data showed. 'Pretty stable flows for refining and bunkering', one trader said. According to Refinitiv data…

UN Fails to Raise Funds to Remove Oil from Decaying Tanker Off Yemen's Coast

May 05, 2023

The United Nations on Thursday fell far short of raising the money it needs for an operation to salvage 1.1 million barrels of oil from a decaying vessel moored off Yemen's coast and avert an environmental disaster.U.N. officials have been warning…

How Will China's Clampdown on Mislabelled Cargoes Affect Sanctioned Oil?

May 04, 2023

Chinese customs authorities are stepping up inspection checks on cargoes of heavy crude oil after uncovering several Iranian shipments that were mislabelled as diluted bitumen in an effort to bypass import quotas.The checks, begun a month ago…

Second Oil Tanker in a Week Seized by Iran in Gulf - U.S. Navy

May 03, 2023

A second oil tanker in a week was seized by Iran on Wednesday in Gulf waters, the U.S. Navy said, the latest escalation in a series of seizures or attacks on commercial vessels in Gulf waters since 2019.The Bahrain-based Fifth Fleet of the U…

Tankers Face Delays at China's Shandong as Customs Hold Up Mislabelled Cargoes

Apr 21, 2023

Tankers delivering to ports in China's Shandong province are facing delays discharging their oil due to orders for tighter customs inspection checks after several Iranian cargoes were declared as diluted bitumen, traders said.Crude oil, unlike bitumen…

Pertamina Confirms Deaths and Missing Crew Member in Oil Tanker Fire

Mar 27, 2023

Two crew members have died and one is missing after a fire broke out on an oil tanker carrying fuel to terminals on the Indonesian islands of Bali and Lombok, the state energy company Pertamina said in a statement late on Sunday.The chartered vessel…

Valeura Energy Completes Modification of MT Jaka Tarub Vessel for Wassana Offshore Oil Field

Mar 21, 2023

Oil and gas company Valeura Energy said Monday that modifications to the MT Jaka Tarub crude oil storage vessel were complete, making the vessel compatible with infrastructure at its Wassana oil field, offshore Thailand.According to Valeura Energy…

India Bans Oil Tankers, Bulk Carriers Older than 25 Years

Feb 28, 2023

India has withdrawn trading licenses for oil tankers and bulk carriers that are more than 25 years old, its shipping regulator said, as the world's third-largest greenhouse gas emitter looks to cut emissions and reduce the average age of its fleet…

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