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China’s 2021 Crude Oil Imports Down 5.7% - BIMCO

Aug 23, 2021

Chinese crude oil imports fell year-on-year in June and July, ending a streak of five months of accumulated year-on-year growth. After the first seven months of 2021, China’s crude oil imports are down 5.7% compared with the same period last year…

Tanker Firm Frontline Keeps Barstad as Permanent CEO

Aug 19, 2021

Oil tanker company Frontline has appointed Lars H. Barstad as the Chief Executive Officer of Frontline Management AS with effect from September 1, 2021.Barstad currently serves as the Interim Chief Executive Officer of Frontline Management AS…

China's Crude Oil Imports Rebound

Aug 09, 2021

China's crude oil imports rebounded in July from a six-month low as state-backed refiners ramped up output after returning from maintenance, though independent refineries slowed restocking amid probes by Beijing into trading and taxes.China brought in 41…

China Goes from Driver to Brake for Crude Oil, Iron Ore and Copper

Aug 09, 2021

China has switched from driving global demand for major commodities to being a drag on growth, with July's customs data confirming the weakening trend for imports of crude oil, iron ore and copper.The exception to the trend was coal, but the…

China Crude Processing Spikes to All-time High

Jun 24, 2021

Chinese refinery crude oil throughput has reached its highest level ever, with total processed volumes up 12% in the first five months of this year compared to 2020, and up 10.9% from the same period in 2019. In total 292.7m tonnes have been…

Shipping Influx Infuriates Israeli Environmentalists

Jun 14, 2021

The first cargo ships from Dubai that docked last year in the Mediterranean port of Haifa were met by celebration in Israel. Flags waved. Reporters gathered. The prime minister walked the pier and gave a speech about the fruits of making peace…

Singapore Adds 23 Charges Against Founder of Oil Trader Hin Leong

Apr 30, 2021

A Singapore prosecutor filed 23 additional forgery-related charges on Friday against Lim Oon Kuin, the founder of collapsed oil trading firm Hin Leong Trading Pte Ltd.Last year, police had charged the 79-year-old former oil tycoon, better known as O K Lim…

The Suez Canal: A Vital Transit Route With an Ancient History

Mar 26, 2021

The Suez Canal, blocked by a giant container ship that ran aground on Tuesday, is the quickest sea route between Asia and Europe and about 15% of global shipping traffic moves through it.The 193-km (120-mile) waterway, run by the state-owned Suez Canal Authority…

Oil Gains More Than $3/bbl After Suez Canal Ship Grounding

Mar 24, 2021

Oil prices jumped about 6% on Wednesday after a ship ran aground in the Suez Canal, and worries that the incident could tie up crude shipments gave prices a boost after a slide over the last week.The crude benchmarks, U.S. crude and London-based Brent…

Oil Demand Drag Takes a Toll on Tankers

Mar 16, 2021

U.S. refiners are scaling back on hiring ships for longer periods to save on costs in another sign of uncertainty over when global oil demand will return to pre-COVID levels, shipping and trade sources say.The global rollout of coronavirus vaccines…

MARKETS: Hedge Funds Sell Oil

Mar 01, 2021

Hedge funds have reduced their position in petroleum futures and options for the first time in 16 weeks, the first weekly net sales since the first successful coronavirus vaccine trials were announced in early November.Hedge funds and other…

Libya Oil Guards Say They Stopped Blockade at Hariga Port

Feb 10, 2021

Libya's Petroleum Facilities Guards have stopped blockading the port of Hariga at Tobruk after being paid, they said in a video statement on Wednesday whose authenticity was confirmed by a guards member.The stoppage at Hariga began last month and contributed to a decline in Libyan oil output…

Oil Tanker Market Facing Rougher Seas

Jan 28, 2021

A plunge in the volume of crude oil stored on ships combined with unexpected cuts from top producer Saudi Arabia have created a glut of vessels available for hire, pressuring the outlook for supertankers this year.Earnings for very large crude…

US Imposes Fresh Sanctions on Iran

Jan 15, 2021

The United States on Friday sanctioned companies in Iran, China and the United Arab Emirates for doing business with the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines and on three Iranian entities over conventional arms proliferation.They are the…

Oil Rises to 11-month High

Jan 12, 2021

Oil hit an 11-month high just below $57 a barrel on Tuesday, bolstered by Saudi Arabia's plans to limit supply, offsetting worries that rising coronavirus cases globally would curtail fuel demand.Brent crude settled up 92 cents, or 1.7%, at $56…

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