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News Steel

US and Chinese HRB Prices at Multi-Year Highs

The US domestic price for hot rolled band (HRB) climbed $17/t in the three weeks to 16 May to the highest level since September 2008 at $972/t, according to the latest SteelBenchmarker from...

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News Oil

US Weekly Crude Exports Reach New Record High

US weekly crude exports averaged an all-time high 2.57M b/d during the week ending 11 May 2018, up 689K b/d w-o-w and 1.48M b/d y-o-y, according to the US Energy Information Administration. Exports...

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News Oil

South Korea’s Imports of Iranian Crude Remain Constrained in April

South Korea’s crude oil imports from Iran dropped 22K b/d m-o-m to 303K b/d in April, down 101K b/d y-o-y and 100K b/d from the average in 2017, according to Customs data. South Korea has historically...

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News Steel

China’s Steel Output Strengthens

Chinese crude steel output rose strongly to 76.7 Mt in April, up by 4.8% year-on-year and a monthly record, according to the country’s National Bureau of Statistics. Supported by healthy profit margins...

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News Oil

FY2019 Demand Growth is Revised Higher by OPEC

In its latest Monthly Oil Market Report, OPEC estimated oil demand will increase by 1.65M b/d in 2018 to an average of 98.85M b/d. Demand growth was revised higher by 25K b/d compared to last month’s...

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News Coal

South Korean Coal Imports Increase

South Korean coal imports rose by 2.2 Mt year-on-year to a seven-month high of 13.8 Mt in April as shipments of both coking and steam coal (incl. anthracite) increased, IHS reports. Lifted by strong...

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News Steel

CISA Mill output at Eight-Month High

Daily crude steel output at China Iron and Steel Association member mills edged up to 1.91 Mt in the period 21-30 April, the highest since August 2017, according to data from the industry association...

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News Oil

Japan to Find Alternative Middle Eastern Crude Supplies in Case of Iranian Shortfall

JXTG Holdings, Japan’s biggest oil refiner, will increase its purchases from other Middle Eastern nations to meet potential shortfalls of Iranian crude following the resumption of US sanctions against...

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Event Derivatives,Research & Consultancy

Korea Maritime Conference 2017

John Kearsey of SSY Consultancy & Research and Duncan Dunn of SSY Futures were both speakers at this annual conference organised by MEIC in Busan on 20 October. John provided an outlook for the...

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Event Gas

LNGgc Conference

Debbie Turner of SSY Gas was among a wide range of speakers at this Informa event, held at CCT Venues in Canary Wharf on 19/20 September.  High level presentations were provided by BP, the European Commission and Total, together with many of the proposed shale gas projects in the USA.

Event Research & Consultancy

IMO Regulations on Bunker Fuel Provide Food For Thought

Attendees at a breakfast briefing heard an alarm call on the potential impact of IMO regulations on bunker fuel from January 2020 which could result in higher ocean transportation costs and profound...

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Event Research & Consultancy

Indian Coal Markets Conference

John Kearsey, Head of Research at Simpson Spence Young, provided a freight market outlook at the 11th Indian Coal markets conference, organised by mjunction on 11-13 September in Kolkata.