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The To and Fro of Mexican Flows

Mexican imports of petroleum products from China and South Korea doubled between 2018 and 2019, and though the United States remains by far its largest supplier, Asian refiners have gained market share in the Central American country. Last year, Mexico

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Global Missed Port Calls Rise With Coronavirus

Container ship visits to Chinese ports, measured both in number of vessels scheduled to call and their cumulative capacity in twenty-foot-equivalent units (TEU) plunged in late January and early February – largely due to the normal seasonal downturn associated with

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Colombia’s Give and Take with the US

Colombian crude oil exports last year were at the slowest pace on our records, although the export of new grades has helped temper a stronger decline. Last year, the South American country began exporting its heavy Acordionero and heavy sour

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Waiting on an IMO Diesel Spike

One of the widely-held expectations concerning the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 2020 sulfur cap on marine fuels was that the price of gasoil/diesel would spike in the opening months of 2020, as demand for gasoil in the bunker market would

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Awaiting the Coronavirus Impact

The Coronavirus is causing all manner of concerns across the world, claiming over 1,000 lives amid fears of a global economic slowdown. Nonetheless, we are yet to see an impact on oil flows heading to East Asia. In January, Chinese

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January 2020 Review of Global LNG Flows

Global exports of liquefied natural gas in January totaled approximately 34.3 million tons on board 547 vessels, considerably higher than January 2019’s pace of 30.9 million tons. Approximately 33.7 million tons arrived on 543 vessels at import terminals in January,

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