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  • USGC fuel oil stocks 4 million barrels more than Singapore, spread remains $5/b

    US Gulf Coast residual fuel oil stocks are more than 4 million barrels higher than Singapore inventories -- the largest difference since March -- while the markets' HSFO spread has remained above the $5/barrel mark for more than two weeks.

  • Physical Med/NWE gasoline spread hits 11-month low on softer Med, bullish NWE

    The physical gasoline Med/NWE spread -- the differential between FOB Mediterranean cargoes and FOB Rotterdam Eurobob gasoline barges, was assessed at an 11-month low Wednesday as the Mediterranean weakened amid increased availability in the region while the Northwest European market strengthened on the back of increased buying interest.

  • Contango between 1st, 3rd-month cash Dubai crude breaks above $1/b

    The contango between first and third month cash Dubai crude broke above $1/barrel Thursday for the first time since 2010 as the sour Middle Eastern crude market has followed structural weakness in the Brent market and demand for sour Middle Eastern crude from Asian refiners has been lackluster due to a raft of competing grades on offer.

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