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Alaskan Crude Interest Rises

  • Seaborne outflows of Alaskan crude (including to elsewhere in the US) have held steady in the past few years, posting a small tick upwards in Q1. 
  • Amid a global tighter medium/heavy crude market (OPEC cuts; sanctions), interest has firmed in medium sour Alaska North Slope (ANS) crude in Q2. 
  • Two ANS exports towards South Korea observed so far in 2019 – a Suezmax departure in May (yet to arrive - it originally signalled for China), and an Aframax delivery to Daesan in late-April. Another ANS cargo went to Daesan in December.
  • Almost all ANS delivered to PADD 5 in 2019 so far, movements to Asia much more occasional. 

Insights

Sep 30, 2019

Vortexa Snapshot: ULCC Oceania arrives in Malaysia

The Euronav-owned ULCC Oceania, laden with largely low sulphur fuel oil and blend components, has arrived in the Sungai Linggi area off Malaysia, Vortexa tracking show.

Sep 16, 2019

Vortexa Snapshot: Clean tankers divert away from Saudi ports

Vortexa data show at least two empty oil product tankers, initially booked to load diesel from Saudi ports in mid-to-late September, diverting away and now likely to load from UAE and India.

Sep 13, 2019

Vortexa Event Wrap: Arbs and Analytics

The Vortexa Arbs and Analytics event held in Singapore this week showcased a range of industry speakers who offered their insights into...

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