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Updated to Q3 2018
European feedstocks supply were broadly stable through the third quarter. Gasoil, fuel oil and vacuum gas oil (VGO) supply was not hindered by any significant disruption or known unplanned turnaround. Gasoil stocks at the key ARA hub rose steeply over the quarter while fuel oil inventories jumped up near the end of the quarter after falling heavily. A long drought in much of Europe caused severely low Rhine water levels and likely caused some logistical issues and delays for some.
Demand for European feedstocks fuel oil, gasoil and VGO has been mixed during the third quarter. Fuel oil demand was lacklustre amid a seasonal low and particularly warm weather across much of Europe. VGO demand varied month to month with exports to the US rising some weeks as buying appetite rose in that region but for much of the quarter it remained flat. Greater imports than exports led to rising gasoil stocks and suggested lacklustre demand in the domestic market.
Supplies of ethane at the US Gulf Coast market hub fell as ethane-consuming steam crackers in the region ramped up production. Propane supplies were stable to stronger as natural gas liquids (NGL) fractionation towers at the market hub opened up and refineries continued to run at high levels and produce liquefied petroleum gases (LPGs).
Demand for ethane ran at record highs on the startup of ExxonMobil’s ethane-consuming steam cracker in Baytown, Texas. Propane demand in the international marketspace was high, with exports from US Gulf Coast marine terminals hitting record highs. Cracker demand for propane was limited, with the high-cost of propane as a feedstock too costly compared to ethane.
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