• 2019 June 26 09:44

    MABUX: Bunker Market this morning June, 26

    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) demonstrated irregular changes on June. 25

    380 HSFO - USD/MT 405.70 (+1.06)
    180 HSFO - USD/MT 445.57 (+1.75)
    MGO - USD/MT 649.73 (-4.46)


    Meantime, world oil indexes also demonstrated irregular changes on June. 26

    Brent for August settlement increased by $0.19 to $65.05 a barrel on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange. West Texas Intermediate for August delivery decreased by $0.07 to $57.83 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The Brent benchmark traded at the premium of 7.22 to WTI. Gasoil for July delivery increased by $9.25.

    Today indexes rise U.S. crude stockpiles fell more than expected.

    According to American Petroleum Institute (API), U.S. crude stockpiles fell by 7.5 million barrels last week to 474.5 million, compared with analyst expectations for a decline of 2.5 million barrels. Crude stocks at U.S. delivery hub Cushing, Oklahoma, fell by 1.3 million barrels.

    The data came as market watched for any signs that tensions between the United States and Iran could escalate into military conflict. U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on June, 25 to obliterate parts of Iran if it attacked anything American, in a new war of words with Iran. Tehran has condemned a fresh round of U.S. sanctions as mentally retarded. Bilateral tensions between the two have spiked anew after Iran shot down a U.S. drone last week in the Gulf. Relations have been tense since Washington blamed attacks on oil tankers just outside the Gulf in May and June on Iran, while Tehran has repeatedly said it had no role in the incidents.

    Conflict between Washington and Tehran has stoked fears that shipments passing through the Strait of Hormuz - the world's busiest oil supply route - could be disrupted. At the same time, the head of national oil company Saudi Aramco said on June,25 the company can meet the oil needs of customers using its spare capacity.

    Meanwhile there are sings, that U.S. isn’t looking to go to war with Iran, appeared in the market, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell warned the risks to the economy have increased and Trump administration officials signaled a trade deal at the Group of 20 summit this week is unlikely.

    Trump’s tweets, speeches and actions over the past year have often disrupted the rally in oil more than fed it. But over the past week, his administration and Tehran have been adding to crude's geopolitical premium with their tough talk.

    Just before the sanctions he announced on Iran’s top leadership, Trump said he was prepared to negotiate with Tehran, without preconditions, in a bid to ease tensions building since he withdrew the U.S. a year ago from a global nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic and began pressuring it with economic sanctions.

    Meanwhile, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on June, 25 , that Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman at this week’s G20 summit. Although Peskov did not provide details, the two will be sure to discuss whether and how to extend the current production cut agreement between OPEC and other producers, of which Russia is by far the largest. Recent remarks from Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak have suggested that Russia still needs to be convinced to follow through on the deal, not least because the oil price it needs to balance its budget is significantly lower than the price that Saudi Arabia needs. The meetings will be held July 1-2.

    Bunker prices are expected to demonstrate upward changes today: 1-3 USD up for IFO, 7-9 USD up for MGO.




2019 July 21

16:31 USCG begins investigation into three tugboats sinking
15:18 Tolent kicks off construction of Triton Knoll’s new base on Grimsby’s Royal Dock
14:48 ONE launches new direct service between South East India, Mediterranean, and North Europe
14:37 Major milestone met on Moray East Offshore Windfarm project
13:04 Odfjell SE sells its ownership share of terminal in Jiangyin, China
12:32 Quark Expeditions debuts new livery and interior design for Ultramarine
11:02 NYK selected for FTSE4Good Index for 17th straight year and FTSE Blossom Japan Index for 3rd consecutive year

2019 July 20

15:47 FortisBC secures first export contract for Tilbury LNG facility
13:42 AIDA Cruises plans practical trial of fuel cells abord one of its ships as early as 2021
12:51 Ports of Long Beach, Los Angeles host Clean Truck Program Rate Workshop
11:37 USCG responds to oil slick near Port Aransas, Texas
10:56 Wallem introduces cloud-based software for simpler workflows

2019 July 19

18:10 NYK holds fleet safety promotion conferences for shipowners and ship-management companies
18:04 Incat Tasmania exports new 111 metre ferry to Spain
17:49 World's largest air-cushioned landing craft takes part in Navy Day parade rehearsal in Baltiysk
17:25 Caspian Flotilla ship crews prepare for Naval Parade
17:03 FortisBC secures first export contract for Tilbury LNG facility
16:22 Project documentation for construction of Nizhny Novgorod hydroengineering facility completed - Victor Vovk
16:03 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to East and South Africa
15:50 East Mining Company to invest RUB 11.5 billion in development of its coal project in Sakhalin
15:33 Moby names Damen ASD Tug 2813 Vincenzino O. in Cagliari
15:12 Cargotec posts financial report for January–June 2019
14:47 Blagoveshchensk shipyard completed state trials of hydrographic survey vessel of Project 19910
14:33 NYK recognized for implementation of advanced navigation support tool
14:12 Global Ship Lease announces new charter agreement
13:51 150 graduates of Moscow State Water Transport Academy awarded with diplomas
13:30 RF Government includes NOVATEK’s LNG terminal project into area planning scheme
13:12 Port of Long Beach releases draft Master Plan update
13:07 Epic Gas Ltd. completes acquisition of two vessels of four LPG carriers
12:24 USCG finds federal fisheries violations aboard 5 recreational fishing vessels
12:11 IMO Council condemns tanker attacks in Strait of Hormuz and Sea of Oman
11:31 Naval Group reports order intake growth in H1 to 3.9bn euro
11:14 Ice-breaking LNG carrier for Yamal LNG Project named NIKOLAY URVANTSEV
10:58 Minister of Transport of Malaysia visits World Maritime University
10:26 Saudi Arabia accedes to two important IMO treaties
09:55 Bunker prices are slightly down at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:50 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, July 19
09:33 Brent Crude futures price is up 1.91% to $63.11, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.48% to $56.12
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is up to 2,130 points

2019 July 18

18:05 Future expectations for MPS Terminal 3 in the port in Tema outlined with Government delegation
17:24 PGNiG acquires interest in another gas field in the North Sea
17:18 DNV GL supports 2020 sulphur compliance with online Ship Implementation Plan
17:05 OOCL announces new Middle East / Indian Subcontinent – North Europe Service
16:35 Consortium including DEME and Jan De Nul explores pioneering high-wave offshore solar technology
16:07 Large maritime market players join hands to create high-wave offshore solar panels
15:52 State Duma makes it easier for foreign tourists to visit Russia’s Arctic
15:35 Incat Tasmania delivers new 111-metre ferry to Spain operator Naviera Armas
15:18 Hapag-Lloyd launches South-East India – Europe Express Service // IEX to start operations in October 2019
15:01 Operation ATALANTA welcomes ESPS CANARIAS
14:26 Bunker prices are slightly down at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
14:00 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Selina with Ausca
13:44 PortNews Media Group's anniversary celebration photo release
13:22 Aleksey Khaidukov as President of Novoship
13:00 Global Ports Holding invites proposals for Duty Free and Travel Retail operations at Malaga, Zadar, Cagliari and Catania cruise ports
12:47 East Mining Company eyes arranging offshore transshipment of coal in Kamchatka under Tata project
12:09 Wärtsilä posts financial results for January-June 2019
11:53 Construction of LNG-powered icebreakers to be financed by NOVATEK – Vyacheslav Ruksha
11:31 RF Deputy PM Maksim Akimov set a task to begin dredging in the Gulf of Ob not later than on 1 August 2019
11:09 Port of Muuga strengthened with new ferry connection to Finland
10:48 Primorsky MRC terminal to offer fully closed transshipment of loose cargo