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Feedstocks: Market overview
Updated to Q4 2018
The availability of fuel oil, gasoil and vacuum gasoil feedstocks in Europe are expected to remain broadly stable. High sulphur grade fuel oil supply is likely to begin a slow rise but retreat in the build up to new regulations coming into effect in 2020 meaning shipping bunker fuel can only use burn sulphur material.
The demand outlook for European feedstocks fuel oil, gasoil and VGO are varied for the fourth quarter. Fuel oil and gasoil for heating purposes demand is expected to rise as the weather cools in the coming months while VGO demand is likely to vary depending on buying appetite in the US market, which many European sellers rely on.
Supplies of ethane will stay relatively stable as no new fractionation is expected to come on line and pipelines bringing in raw y-grade NGL fractionation are at capacity. Propane production will remain high but mostly stable on steady refinery production.
Consumption of propane will increase as demand for heating agents rises with winter. Exports will continue to remain robust. Ethane demand will be stable to stronger on steam crackers commissioning and ramping up production, and international exports remain high.
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