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Tankers hit amid Abe’s ‘mission impossible’ to IranJune 13, 2019
Regional tensions spiked with the worst possible timing for Shinzo Abe on Thursday, as he undertook the first visit by a Japanese prime minister to Iran since the Islamic Revolution in 1979. Abe’s peacekeeping mission, which some observers believe was doomed from the start, was not helped when an attack was reported on two ships in the Strait of Hormuz on the same day he was meeting the country’s top leader, following a meeting with President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday.
America’s refineries really need Mexican oil. Tariffs will hurt their businessJune 04, 2019
The Trump administration's threatened tariffs on Mexico couldn't come at a worse time for America's oil refineries. Mexico is the No. 2 foreign source of oil to the United States, supplying an average of 658,000 barrels of crude a day in March to ExxonMobil (XOM), Valero (VLO) and other refiners.
VLCCs to receive windfalls from Trump’s tariff on MexicoJune 04, 2019
The tariff war may also boost tonne-miles for product, LPG and LNG carriers if Mexico retaliates. The latest tariff war initiated by US president Donald Trump could provide a lift to tanker tonne-miles at a time when VLCC rates are sluggish.
Crisis in Venezuela: what it means for India to stop buying Venezuelan oilJune 04, 2019
Venezuela has the largest proved reserves of oil in the world, but each time it faces more difficulties to sell it. And everything indicates that it will become more difficult: on May 24, the Ambassador of India to the United States, Harsh Vardhan Shringla, informed in a meeting with journalists that his country had stopped buying Venezuelan crude.
Alaskan oil shipped to China for first time in almost a yearMay 30, 2019
One million barrels of Alaskan crude is due in China next week, the first such shipment in almost a year. China’s imports of U.S. crude have fallen amid the two countries’ trade dispute to 41,600 barrels per day (bpd) in the six months ended February, from 377,000 bpd in the first half of 2018, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
Summer Bummer: Gasoline Prices Seen Topping $3 by July FourthMay 24, 2019
It appears that the beach isn’t the only place U.S. consumers stand to get burned this summer: look at out for “sticker shock” when you fill up the gas tank in the convertible on your way to the boardwalk.
Oil Drops Sharply as Glut Fears ReturnMay 23, 2019
Crude prices decline 2.7% after EIA data show unexpected surge in inventories.
Russian Pipeline Shutdown Shifts Balance in Oil MarketMay 22, 2019
Contamination in the Druzhba pipeline has resulted in a premium on Brent for immediate delivery.
Market On Close: 5/21/2019May 21, 2019
ClipperData's Director of Agricultural Commodity Research, Ken Smithmier, spoke with TD Ameritrade yesterday on what's behind the movement in corn, and the impacts of additional aid to US Farmers.
Venezuelan crude oil production falls to lowest level since January 2003May 20, 2019
Our ClipperData was published in the EIA's May 2019 Short-Term Energy Outlook.