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The North Sea crude oil market showed mixed signals May 15, while steady buying is seen in the Middle East sour crude market....Read More »
China's April imports of crude oil from Middle East suppliers rose 10%
year on year to a record high of 16.61 million mt or 4.06 million b/d, led by
Saudi Arabian supply, according to detailed data released Saturday by the
General Administration of Customs.
US drivers hitting the roads this Memorial Day weekend can expect to find
the lowest prices at the pump since 2009, federal data showed Friday.
The high-sulfur FOB fuel oil Rotterdam barge crack spread against Dated
Brent has reached its widest discount since the beginning of January, standing
at $14.24/barrel, Platts data shows.
The Platts JKM for July delivery -- the new front month-- held its ground
at $7.75/MMBtu over the Asian trading week, as bids and offers remained static
following reported deals.
The Conservative party victory in the UK's May 7 general election has
removed one uncertainty for the energy sector, only to replace it with
NYMEX June natural gas futures settled 3.4 cents higher at $2.949/MMBtu
Thursday as the market reacted to a government storage report that showed an
inventory build below expectations.
Wholesale power costs for the first four months of 2015 rose nearly $10
to $64.10/MWh in the PJM Interconnection from $54.29/MWh in January, a
reflection of high demand and energy costs in February, grid operator
spokesman Ray Dotter said Friday.
Germany on Friday sold 3.198 million carbon dioxide allowances at auction
for Eur7.25/mt ($8.11/mt) -- a fresh three-week low.
Real-time prices in the New York Independent System Operator West Zone
spiked to more than $1,000/MWh around 10 am EDT (1400 GMT) Thursday at the
same time exports to neighboring PJM Interconnection also jumped.
Coal stocks at 16 major Indian ports totaled 16.62 million mt as of May
22, up 0.2% week on week, according to Indian ship broker Interocean's latest
data released Friday, May 22.
US railroads originated a new year-low volume of coal carloads for the
week ending May 16, marking the lowest total in 120 weeks, according to data
released Wednesday by the Association of American Railroads.
Germany's energy minister Sigmar Gabriel will revisit some details of the
proposed climate change levy on fossil-fuelled power plants older than 20
years after protest from some generators, unions and lignite-mining states,
German media reported Tuesday.
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