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Tanker market report dated 22 February 2019

04 March 2019

After falling to $50/bbl in late December, Brent and heavy sour Oman crude prices have recovered to over $67/bbl. OPEC’s decision in December to cut production by almost 800,000 b/d for an initial period of six months seems to have had the desired effect of lifting flailing crude prices, which traded at $85/bbl in October. Although prices are still considerably lower compared to those recent highs, it is so far an encouraging sign. IEA numbers released last week showed a decrease in OPEC production of just under 1.2 million b/d from October levels, an overcut of almost 400,000 b/d due to over compliance from producers such as Saudi Arabia. When taking ‘non-OPEC’ production cuts into consideration, the total cut for January totalled over 1.3 million b/d.  The weekly tanker market report by Gibson Shipbrokers features an overview of the crude oil and oil product tanker market.

Tanker market report dated 15 March 2019

18 March 2019

Opec crude production fell by 240,000 b/d in February to 30.68 million b/d, its lowest level in 4 years. February numbers show a significant over compliance, with Saudi Arabia leading efforts to implement cuts with a 153% compliance rate, some 170,000 b/d already below their overall target.  Iraq and Saudi Arabia alone contributed 170,000 b/d in additional cuts between them in February alone. However, having already cut production close to their original 2019 target, they may now be missing the opportunity to capture market share in the face of rising demand. The weekly tanker market report by Gibson Shipbrokers features an overview of the crude oil and oil product tanker market.

Tanker market report dated 20 March 2020

24 March 2020

This week global crude benchmarks plummeted to their lowest levels in 18 years, as Saudi Arabia and Russia became embroiled in an oil price war coinciding with a period of colossal demand destruction, threatening the future of the growing US shale industry. The weekly tanker market report by Gibson Shipbrokers.