• 2019 July 17 10:30

    MABUX: Bunker market this morning, July 17

    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) turned into moderate downward evolution on July 16:

    380 HSFO – USD/MT – 439.68 (-8.37)
    180 HSFO – USD/MT – 473.27 (-8.93)
    MGO – USD/MT – 668.07 (-5.62)


    Meantime, world oil indexes fell down yesterday after U.S. President Donald Trump said progress has been made with Iran,

    Brent for September settlement decreased by $2.13 to $64.35 a barrel on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange. West Texas Intermediate for August delivery fell by $1.96 to $57.62 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The Brent benchmark traded at the premium of $6.73 to WTI. Gasoil for August lost $0.50.

    Today morning oil indexes do not have firm trend and change irregular.

    President Trump said a lot of progress had been made with Iran and that he was not looking for regime change in the country. No details about the progress were given, but U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo noted Iran had said it was prepared to negotiate about its missile program. Tensions between the United States and Iran over Tehran’s nuclear program have previously lent support to oil futures, given the potential for a price spike should the situation deteriorate.

    Producers began restoring some of the roughly three-quarters of output that was shut at U.S. Gulf of Mexico platforms ahead of Hurricane Barry. There was 1.3 million barrels per day (bpd) of oil production offline in the U.S. waters of the Gulf of Mexico on Jul.15, about 80,000 barrels fewer than on Jul.14. Workers also were returning to the more than 280 production platforms that had been evacuated. It can take several days for full production to be resumed after a storm leaves the Gulf of Mexico.

    The market was also weighed down by signs of further increases in output from the United States, which has ridden a wave of shale oil production to rise to become the world’s biggest crude oil producer, ahead of traditional top producers Russia and Saudi Arabia. U.S. oil output from seven major shale formations is expected to rise by about 49,000 bpd in August, to a record 8.55 million bpd. Overall U.S. crude production is now more than 12 million bpd. The rising U.S. output will further undermine the efforts by Russia and Saudi Arabia to reduce global oil inventories by convincing suppliers both in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and outside of OPEC to cut production.

    In the first six months of the year, Libya’s oil revenues were down 11.2% from the same period in 2018, falling to $10.2 billion in H1. Like most OPEC members, oil is the backbone of the Libyan economy, representing 92.8% of its total income in H1. Despite the sagging revenue, oil production in the first two quarters of 2019 was higher than in 2018. However, oil prices were less favorable in the beginning of 2019 than they were at the beginning of 2018, with the OPEC basket price the first week of January in 2019 running about $10 under the level it was trading at that same time during the year prior.

    European Union officials agreed political and financial sanctions against Turkey after Ankara went ahead with drilling operations off Cyprus despite repeated warnings. Last week the Turkish drilling vessel Yavuz sailed to an area off Cyprus’ east coast — the second to follow a first drilling vessel, Fatih, which had already been exploring in Cypriot waters. Notably, the vessels have been accompanied by the Turkish military, including drones, F-16 fighters, and warships. Cyprus has long condemned Turkey's aggressive oil and gas explorations as a "second invasion" in reference to the creation in 1974 of the breakaway Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus after a military takeover.

    BuzzFeed News reported on a secret meeting between Russian and Italian officials, which unmasked the details of a scheme that would see Russian money funneled into the far-right Lega Party in Italy. According to BuzzFeed, a Russian oil company would sell fuel at a discount to Eni, with the difference – roughly $65 million – secretly diverted into the coffers of the Lega Party.

    The American Petroleum Institute (API) reported a small crude oil inventory draw of 1.401 million barrels for the week ending July 11, compared to analyst expectations of a 2.69-million barrel draw. The inventory draw this week is disappointing after last week’s large draw of 8.129 million barrels, according to the API. After a string of inventory draws, the net build is now just 12.16 million barrels for the 29-week reporting period so far this year, using API data. US crude oil production as estimated by the Energy Information Administration showed that production for the week ending July 05 rose slightly this week to 12.3 million bpd, just 100,000 bpd off the all-time high of 12.4 million bpd. The U.S. Energy Information Administration report on crude oil inventories is due to be released later today.

    We expect bunker prices may continue downward trend today in a range of minus USD 5-10.




2019 December 12

18:36 EBRD finances Tekirdag port on Turkey’s Sea of Marmara
18:05 Dutch Drone Delta established with Port of Rotterdam Authority support
17:51 Port of Southampton continues infrastructure investment with £3m crane
17:30 Baltic Workboats shipyard delivers 19 WP Oilrec workboat
17:05 The European Federation of Inland Ports welcomes the Green Deal for Europe
16:46 MOL orders 2 next-generation 'EeneX' coal carriers
16:43 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in Jan-Nov’2019 fell by 21% Y-o-Y to 10.20 million tonnes
16:26 Klaipėda LNG terminal welcomed three large and four small LNG vessels in November
16:05 Air quality sensor in the Port of Rotterdam checks sulphur emissions from shipping
15:57 Throughput of port Vyborg in Jan-Nov’2019 fell by 35% Y-o-Y to 1.12 million tonnes
15:34 Alewijnse wins electrical contracts for two additional Combi Freighters at Damen Yichang Shipyard
15:00 Throughput of port Vysotsk in Jan-Nov'2019 climbed by 6% Y-o-Y to 17.90 million tonnes
14:36 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard launches dry cargo carrier Pola Anastasia of Project RSD59
14:12 CMA CGM announces FAK Reefer Rates from North Europe to Asia and Middle East
13:53 Bunker market sees mixed price movements at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
13:31 NLNG signs sales deal with Vitol SA
13:12 Austal USA delivers USNS Puerto Rico to U.S. NAVY
12:49 Throughput of port Primorsk in Jan-Nov’2019 grew by 16% Y-o-Y to 56.25 million tonnes
12:24 Lead nuclear-powered icebreaker of Project 22220, Arktika, left for sea trials
12:00 ABS publishes Fuel Cell Guidance to support industry decarbonization objectives
11:38 Port of Ust-Luga handled 95.31 million tonnes in 11M’18, up 6% Y-o-Y
11:13 Throughput of Port St. Petersburg in 11M'2019 grew by 2% to 55.01 million tonnes
11:10 Verifavia Shipping undertakes IHM services for 29 Attica Group vessels
10:56 Wärtsilä to divest its ELAC Nautik business
10:49 Throughput of port Riga (Latvia) in 11M’2019 fell by 9.4% Y-o-Y to 30 million tonnes
10:26 TransContainer dispatched test train from Korea to Poland
10:05 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Dec 12
09:47 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.41% to $63.98, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.14% to $58.84
09:31 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,460 points
09:08 Viking Line’s new vessel to be equipped with Climeon Heat Power System
08:12 Nautilus Labs becomes new Inmarsat fleet data application provider

2019 December 11

18:33 Kongsberg and the Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue join forces to develop new SAR solutions
18:03 DOF Subsea secures integrated FSV contract in Africa
17:50 NCSP Group's consolidated cargo turnover for 10 months of 2019 totaled 121.2 million tons
17:32 Equinor completes the acquisition of a 50 % interest in the offshore wind development project Bałtyk I in Poland from Polenergia
17:25 LNG in the era of decarbonization: the 6th International LNG Congress 2020 brings up environmental questions
17:13 Port Houston sets new records at container terminals in November 2019
16:54 World's first liquefied hydrogen carrier SUISO FRONTIER launches building an international hydrogen energy supply chain aimed at carbon-free society
16:32 Seaspan Shipyards delivers its second offshore fisheries science vessel to the Canadian Coast Guard
16:13 Port of Virginia сargo volume up nearly 4% in November 2019
15:49 Throughput of port Taganrog in 11M'2019 fell by 7% to 2.59 million tonnes
15:32 Aker BP first ever to use new well stimulation method offshore
15:12 Port of Savannah container volumes up 5.4 percent in November 2019
14:51 Sovcomflot named Company of the Year at the 2019 Lloyd’s List Europe Awards
14:32 Aker Solutions secures contract to support the development of BP’s Cypre project, offshore Trinidad and Tobago
14:12 Port of Oakland export volume up 5.8 percent in November 2019
13:50 Bunker prices are flat at the port of Novorossiysk, Russia (graph)
13:32 Belships enters into two letters of intent for the acquisition of two Ultramax bulk carriers
13:11 Port of Los Angeles moves 728,918 TEUs in November 2019
12:47 Dredge Yard receives an order for a customized Cutter Suction Dredger from Western Potash
12:47 Yamal LNG received all 15 Arc7 ice-class tankers
12:25 Wärtsilä & CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding Company Limited agree to jointly develop hybrid vessels for the future
12:23 Admiralteiskie Verfi shipyard starts metal cutting for fourth super trawler ordered by Russian Fishery Company
12:01 ABS and DSME sign digitalization and decarbonization JDP agreement
11:31 New mobile crane increases APM Terminals Yucatán’s productivity by 40%
11:19 Throughput of Russian seaports in 11M'2019 grew by 2.7% to 766.8 million tonnes of cargo (detalization)
11:12 First LNG bunkering delivered concurrent cargo operations in port of Amsterdam
10:59 Port of Long Beach cargo volumes dip 3.5% in November 2019
10:54 Navigation season of 2019 is over on Russia’s IWW with shipping closed in Azov-Don Basin
10:30 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Dec 11