• 2019 May 22 08:53

    MABUX: Bunker market this morning, May 22

    The Bunker Review was contributed by Marine Bunker Exchange

    MABUX World Bunker Index (consists of a range of prices for 380 HSFO, 180 HSFO and MGO (Gasoil) in the main world hubs) changed insignificant and irregular on May 21:

    380 HSFO – 441.87 (-0.57)
    180 HSFO – USD/MT – 478.05 (+0.11)
    MGO – USD/MT – 702.90 (-3.34)

    Meantime, world oil indexes also changed irregular on May 21 as the prospect of mounting U.S.-Iran tensions disrupting supply was offset by concerns that a lengthy trade war between Washington and Beijing would limit crude demand.

    Brent for July settlement increased by $0.21 to $72.18 a barrel on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange. West Texas Intermediate for June delivery gained $0.03 to $63.13 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The Brent benchmark traded at the premium of 9.05 to WTI. Gasoil for June lost $6.50.

    Today morning oil indexes demonstrate slight downward movement.

    OPEC and its partners may decide to keep the oil production cuts until the end of the year as the cartel fears a steep price drop if cuts were to be reversed within the next couple of months. However, there seem to be two ways to do that: one would be to have everyone comply 100 percent with the production targets set out in the December agreement that called for the removal of a combined 1.2 million bpd from global supply. Another is to allow individual members of the club to implement a different level of cuts by taking as baseline the average monthly production rate for a month of their choice between September and December 2018. However, while an attempt at strict compliance with the December targets would eventually reduce global inventories in the second half of the year, the other option would result in an eventual increase in the five-year average of global supply.

    Despite criticizing the U.S. decision not to extend any sanction waivers for Iranian oil customers, Turkey appears to be fully complying with the U.S. sanctions on Iran’s oil. Turkey was one of the eight buyers of Iranian oil that were given an initial six-month waiver to continue importing crude from Iran at reduced volumes after the U.S. slapped back sanctions on Iran in November last year. The U.S. ended all waivers for all Iranian customers as of early May. At the moment Turkey had reduced its imports from Iran and has started to buy more oil from Russia, Kazakhstan, and Iraq, to replace Iranian barrels,

    The Houthi rebels in Yemen said over the weekend that last week’s attack on an Aramco oil pipeline in Saudi Arabia was the start of military operations against some 300 vital military targets in the Kingdom and in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Houthis have identified targets such as military headquarters and facilities in the UAE and in Saudi Arabia, as well as their bases in Yemen. Saudi Arabia and Iran are essentially fighting a proxy war in Yemen, where the Saudis lead a military Arab coalition to restore legitimacy in the country, while the Houthi movement, which holds the capital Sanaa, is backed by Iran. The heightened tension in the Middle East and the U.S.-Iran standoff have been supporting oil prices in recent days.

    Western oil majors Total and Eni have suspended payments to the Russian companies that sold them contaminated crude via the Druzhba pipeline. Last month, Russia halted supplies via the Druzhba oil pipeline to several European countries due to a contamination issue. Normal deliveries via the pipeline are expected to resume in the second half of May. The supplies via the Druzhba pipeline are made according to Russian law, under which buyers first pay, and if they are not satisfied with the quality of the crude, they can claim damages and compensations. The Russian oil supply contamination has disrupted the refinery operations of some companies. Total, as an example, halted last week some of the units at its 230,000-bpd Leuna refinery in Germany to conduct technical checks.

    Crude and lease condensate production in the North Sea is set for lower levels in the summer months, further tightening the global oil market. Current unplanned outages at Oseberg and Flotta in the North Sea restrict a total of 160,000 bpd of North Sea production. It is estimated that outages in the North Sea in May will be 185,000 bpd. Yet, the biggest disruption is expected next month, when North Sea oil production is seen down to its lowest level since August 2014 because of scheduled maintenance at Ekofisk. The news rendered support to the fuel prices.

    We expect bunker prices will not haver firm trend and will change irregular in a range of plus-minus 1-4 USD.




2019 August 22

18:04 Australian Maritime College and KONGSBERG eye potential for VR training with renewed support program
17:39 Nordic Engineering sponsors roundtable meeting “Import Substitution in Russian Shipbuilding: Ambition and Reality”
17:04 DOF Subsea issues Financial Report for 2nd quarter of 2019
16:47 Karelia proposed construction of deep-water freight and passenger port Kem’
16:25 Bunker prices go down at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
16:04 Navios Acquisition reports results for H1 2019
15:53 PJSC TransContainer reports its Financial Results under IFRS for 6M'2019
15:12 ReCAAP ISC has released Guidance on Abduction of Crew in the Sulu-Celebes Seas and Waters off Eastern Sabah
15:04 Essar Ports expects to meet 60 MT target for FY20
14:31 Höegh LNG announces interim results for the quarter and half year ended 30 June 2019
14:14 Peel Ports takes important step towards being Brexit ready
13:56 Yamal LNG shipped twenty million tons
13:35 Arctic block of Far East Investment and Export Agency headed by Dmitry Fishkin
13:13 Sea Machines successfully deploys industry’s first autonomous spill-response vessel
12:28 Fire onboard MV Pyotr Tchaikovsky kills one in Saint-Petersburg
12:13 Frontera Offshore and DOF Subsea join forces for the Subsea Construction and IMR Mexican market
11:31 Kalmar to enhance STS crane capabilities at EUROGATE Tanger
11:21 HELCOM publishes report on noise sensitivity of animals in the Baltic Sea
10:59 HELCOM gets a new Executive Secretary
10:35 Caterpillar Eurasia and Admiral Makarov University agreed on establishing a brand new up-to-date training center
10:10 Steps towards new treaty to protect marine biodiversity
09:38 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.41% to $60.04, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.38% to $55.47
09:20 Hapag-Lloyd announces changes of North Europe Mediterranean Express Service
09:13 Baltic Dry Index is up to 2,061 points
08:44 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Aug 22

2019 August 21

18:06 BBC Chartering appoints Ulrich Ulrichs as CEO
17:57 BPO joined World Ports Sustainability Program
17:36 Napier Port’s shares commence trading on the NZX
17:06 ZIM announces Q2 2019 results
16:41 Waterfront Shipping and Marinvest welcome second-generation low emission methanol-fuelled vessels
16:35 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from ISC to North Europe and the Mediterranean
16:32 Grady-White Boats honors MaineMax Pensacola as the worldwide sales leader
16:05 Hapag-Lloyd launches new South East Asia to Australia Services // SEA and S2A to start in October
15:42 Ferry in Estonia upgraded to battery-hybrid by Norwegian Electric System
15:21 Organisations release Joint Industry Guidance on the supply and use of 0.50%-sulphur marine fuel
14:55 Multipurpose small-draft salvage ship of MPSV12 project left for sea trials
14:30 BC Ferries releases first quarter results
14:04 DOF awarded two AHTS contracts to support drilling operations in New Zealand
13:27 Vladivostok offers second venue of “Import Substitution in Russian Shipbuilding: Ambition and Reality” roundtable
13:03 Workshop in Malaysia to help bring into operation the Regional Oil Spill Contingency Plan in South East Asia
12:46 Rosneft BOD recommended 1H’19 dividends at RUB 15.34 per share
12:25 Registration is underway for “Development of Icebreaking and Support Fleet” conference to be held as part of Neva-2019 exhibition
12:03 Ocean Yield extends option with Aker Energy for long-term charter of the FPSO Dhirubhai-1
11:41 Rosneft reports 9-pct increase of its 1H 2019 net income to RUB 325 bln
11:24 Vasily Boitsov appointed as USC Vice-President for Technological Development
11:02 Jan De Nul completes installation of all twenty foundations on the 120MW Formosa 1 Phase 2 wind farm in Taiwan
10:45 RF Ministry of Industry and Trade to prevent outflow of shipbuilding contracts from Russian shipyards
10:17 Scotline orders newbuild vessel from Royal Bodewes
10:16 Brazil readies its biofouling task force
09:51 Clean Arctic Alliance calls on Nordic Prime Ministers to support a ban on heavy fuel oil
09:47 Bunker market sees mixed price movements at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:28 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.48% to $60.32, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.36% to $56.33
09:13 Baltic Dry Index is down to 2,059 points
09:00 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning August, 21

2019 August 20

18:40 ATON repair and maintenance shop to be built at navigation support post in Taganrog Bay
18:06 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Europe
17:29 Wallem-managed bulk carrier rescues Indonesian fishermen lost at sea for 10 days
17:06 MAN Energy Solutions and Samsung Heavy Industries sign a strategic cooperation agreement for the digitization of marine engines
16:35 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to East and South Africa
16:34 IAA PortNews offers its video on Russian bunkering market being prepared for 2020 sulphur cap