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The weekly Atlantic Basin feedstock report provides all the latest market commentary and spot prices for a range of refined products from the US and European perspective.
The European section deals with a range of refined products from light distillates through to heavy distillates. This includes Naphtha, gasoil barges, gasoil cargoes, fuel oil, liquefied petroleum gas, and vacuum gas oil (VGA).
For each of these markets, I speak to a wide range of contacts including producers, buyers, and brokers. Drawing on this broad base of knowledge enables ICIS to make comprehensive commentary on market events and also form an accurate and balanced view of any activity in the market-- tends which might be occurring. Sometimes contacts might be able to predict where they might thing the market might head.
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Demand for vacuum gasoil (VGO) – used to make many distillates and base oils – from the key US export market was volatile, with premiums fluctuating accordingly.
Europe continued to be short on diesel and gasoil, and reliant on US and Russian imports. The Russian-Ukrainian conflict failed to impact the flow of Russian gasoil and diesel into Europe.
Refining margins were hit in late June by a steep rise in ICE Brent crude oil futures.
European naphtha supply dropped considerably during the second quarter, partly due to high-volume exports to Asia and the spring refinery maintenance season, supporting prices at high levels.
Meanwhile, northwest European gasoline markets began to recover from its seasonal slump.
Gasoline demand from within Europe picked up during June because of unusually warm weather.
Buying appetite for European gasoline from West Africa rose in May because of allocations of second-quarter tenders.
Demand for blending components such as naphtha has risen because of the improvement in gasoline demand from the US and West Africa.
During late June, fuel oil exports to Asia declined on slow Chinese demand.
Updated to Q2 2014
US spot ethane prices at the Mont Belvieu hub in Texas have been steady for most of the second quarter of 2014.
Demand has been weak to steady, as many crackers went down for turnaround season during the quarter. The restart of some of those crackers has been delayed, keeping prices in the high 20s cent/gal range. Prices were largely influenced by natural gas futures prices.
Ethane production, like all other natural gas liquids (NGL), has been going at record levels.
US LPG (propane, normal butane and isobutene)
US propane spot prices at the Mont Belvieu hub in Texas were pressured by record production during the second quarter of 2014.
Propane got some uplift from crude oil and the energy complex during the quarter, causing volatile price movements.
However, propane consumption has been weak, as it normally is during the spring and summer months, which also put downward pressure on prices.
US normal butane and isobutane spot prices followed very similar patterns, although prices have recently been pushed higher by strong gasoline prices.
VGO premiums moved lower in the second quarter to offset higher crude oil prices and as demand faltered following the refinery turnaround season.
Updated to Q2 2014
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