• 2015 March 19 18:00

    Bunker prices likely to remain volatile, but may end next week lower

    The Bunker Review is contributed by Marine Bunker Exchange

    Brent crude oil slipped below $54 a barrel on bigger than expected oil stocks in the U.S. though losses were limited on a weaker dollar as the Federal reserve signaled a slower pace of interest rate hike.

    On Thursday Brent crude oil futures for May fell $1.32 to $54.59 a barrel and U.S. WTI crude oil futures for April shrunk $1.76 to $42.90 a barrel by 12.50 GMT after jumping as much as six percent in the previous session.

    The harsh reality of huge inventories and oversupply of crude oil is continuing to push oil prices further down. It want be long until the WTI will pass $40 a barrel meanwhile the Brent will follow with a spread between the two of plus $7 -10 a barrel.

    Crude stocks at the Cushing, Oklahoma, delivery hub rose by 2.865 million barrels to 54.4 million barrels, a record since the EIA began tracking inventories.

    Adding to the oversupply of oil, China the world’s second largest oil consumer could trim oil purchases as its petroleum reserves reach capacity and oil refiners cut production. Still, some support for crude oil prices could be seen from India which is set to import 8 million barrels of Iraqi oil to fill its first strategic petroleum reserve, taking advantage of cheap prices.

    OPEC, which supplies about 40 percent of the world’s crude, pumped 30.6 million barrels a day in February, exceeding its target of 30 million barrels for a ninth consecutive month.

    Non-OPEC supply grown by 6 million barrels a day since 2008, while productions by members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries have remained at about 30 million barrels.

    Algeria’s oil minister met with his Angolan counterpart and Nigeria’s ambassador to Algiers to discuss an initiative by Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to increase dialogue between oil exporters, members and non-members of OPEC, and to restore balance to the oil market. – It is obvious that the low oil prices are starting bite, and will continue as long as today’s production level persists.

    For the coming week again the forecast is that bunker prices will continue its volatility – one day up and next day down, but probably more down than up.

    *  MGO LS
    All prices stated in USD / Mton
     
    All time high Brent = $147.50 (July 11, 2008)
    All time high Light crude (WTI) = $147.27 (July 11, 2008)


2021 April 22

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14:31 Plug and Play launches maritime innovation platform in Antwerp
14:13 ABS Consulting and Verifavia Shipping partner to deliver turnkey IHM solution to maritime industry
13:51 Volgotrans successfully completes e-document flow tests
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13:12 MPA and SMF step up efforts for maritime workforce transformation
12:34 Rosmorport tests e-Navigation system in the seaport of Sabetta
12:30 DNV awards first merchant vessel SILENT-E notation
12:12 Aker Solutions completes first phase of the Hywind Tampen Construction
11:39 Russian Maritime Register of Shipping takes part in NEFTEGAZ 2021
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10:46 Russian Fishery Company starts supplying surimi to the domestic market
10:20 FESCO refinanced its obligations to VTB
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2021 April 21

18:44 Russian President suggests providing federal infrastructure loans
18:35 MAN Energy Solutions to partner on world’s largest liquid-air energy-storage (LAES) project
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17:35 Port of Amsterdam postpones the implementation date of the Green Award requirement for river cruise ships for a year
17:33 First Candela C-7 hydrofoil delivered to customers on the US East coast
17:15 Maersk launches rail service between Gurugram and APM Terminals Pipavav Port
16:35 Wärtsilä seeks breakthrough in clean propulsion as part of Finnish consortium
16:15 BIMCO asks the IMO to improve the ballast water record book
15:14 Russian container transport giant RUSCON opens its office in the Netherlands
14:41 Shipping bodies call on world leaders to bring forward discussions on global market-based measures
14:18 Volvo Penta is now taking orders on its full Stage V marine engine range
14:13 DEME wins first floating offshore wind EPCI contract for the Leucate wind farm
13:02 S&P affirmed DeloPorts rating at B+ based on the results of 2020 with stable outlook
12:15 Korean Register launches latest ‘SeaTrust-HullScan’
11:30 MPA inks collaborations with partners to advance decarbonisation efforts
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10:37 European first for UK firm pioneering technology to transform shipping industry
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09:51 Icebreaker assistance period ends at Passenger Port of St. Petersburg from April 21
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2021 April 20

18:19 China's Sinopec successfully starts up two Dupont™ STRATCO® alkylation technology units
18:05 MINT Fund grant scheme to provide maritime technology start-ups in Singapore
17:25 MPA launches Singapore’s first Maritime Drone Estate
17:15 SEA-LNG warns against delay in addressing shipping decarbonisation
17:08 Launch of Singapore’s MDE as test bed for drone technologies
16:44 RF President signs law on long-term agreements for providing services involving nuclear-powered icebreakers
16:15 ONE launches Green Strategy Department
15:43 Solstad Offshore signs long-term contract for PSV in UK
15:20 ABS and Rainmaking to support Singapore’s decarbonization entrepreneurs
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14:26 Budget allocations for construction of LNG terminal in Kamchatka Territory to exceed RUB 21 billion
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