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May 17, 2022
Oil & Gas
US
Crude
Diesel
Gasoline
India
Europe
Russia
Asia
South Korea
refined products
insights
Refining

Record diesel cracks have fostered supplies, visible in strong exports from Asia, the Middle East and the US. Also Russian diesel exports to Europe are stable at a high level. Accordingly markets are cooling and the focus shifts to gasoline and crude.

May 12, 2022
Oil & Gas
US
Africa
Crude
Diesel
Gasoline
India
Europe
Asia
Freight
South Korea
refined products
insights
Refining

As the global diesel shortage rises, the world looks to Asia's spare refining capacity for additional supplies. In this insight, we assess how much relief Asia can realistically offer in the near-term.

May 12, 2022
Oil & Gas
Fuel Oil
Crude
Diesel
UAE
Gasoline
Saudi Arabia
Russia
Jet Fuel
VGO
Naphtha
OPEC
refined products
Sanctions
Refining

In this insight we shed light on the diverging trends emerging for crude and refined products loadings from OPEC+.

May 4, 2022
Oil and Gas
Export
Diesel
Gasoline
Europe
Russia
Latin America/South America
Insight
refined products
margins
spare capacity
SPR
Refining

PADD 3 diesel exports surged in April as import demand strengthened from key consumers in Latin America and Europe - the latter seeking to progressively reduce its reliance on Russian supply. PADD 3 exports rose despite stronger domestic diesel demand, once again underlying the growing global competition for diesel.

May 3, 2022
Oil and Gas
Export
Diesel
Gasoline
Europe
Russia
OPEC
Insight
refined products
spare capacity
SPR
Refining

Europe has sucessfully made first steps in scaling back Russian oil imports and resupplying from other sources. But only about one third of the diesel challenge has been managed so far, already leading to record pricing. Global refining is severely constrained.

Mar 2, 2022
Oil & Gas
US
Crude
West Africa
Diesel
Saudi Arabia
Europe
Med
Iran
Russia
North Sea
Asia
Urals
Freight
Refining

In this insight we examine the pros and cons of some key grades that could see/are seeing a boost in demand as European buyers shy away from Russian crude.

Feb 8, 2022
Oil & Gas
Import
China
Gasoline
India
Asia
Insight
refined products
SE Asia
oil demand
Refining

The Omicron variant is sweeping through Asia fast and furious. How much impact has it had on Asia's oil demand so far?

Jan 25, 2022
Oil & Gas
Import
Crude
China
SPR
Refining
inventories
backwardation
outlook

Global crude liftings are falling short of meeting demand in spite of OPEC+ efforts, and the latest trend is furthermore going in the wrong direction.

Jan 19, 2022
Oil & Gas
Crude
OPEC
oil supply
spare capacity
Refining
backwardation
outlook

Global crude liftings are falling short of meeting demand in spite of OPEC+ efforts, and the latest trend is furthermore going in the wrong direction.

Jan 18, 2022
Oil & Gas
Crude
Diesel
Europe
Middle East
Refining
backwardation
outlook

Growing diesel tightness globally is fueling a rise in diesel cracks and a widening of the market backwardation. With refinery runs capped by high operational costs and upcoming maintenance activities, the diesel market could tighten further in the weeks ahead.

Jan 13, 2022
Oil & Gas
Crude
Jet Fuel
OPEC
oil price
oil supply
oil demand
Covid
Refining
inventories
backwardation
outlook

Omicron: pre-emptive supply cuts & resilient demand draw stocks and lift prices

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