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Chinese Government Issues Anti-Pollution Plan

The Chinese State Council has released its latest anti-pollution plan covering the years to 2020, Reuters reports. Alongside the 28 cities in Hebei province plus Tianjin and Beijing which were subject...

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South Korea CPC Blend Imports on the Rise

South Korea purchased 4M tonnes or about 138K b/d of CPC Blend Crude for delivery in January-July 2018, compared to just 1M tonnes or about 35K b/d in the same period last year, Reuters reports citing...

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South Korean Crude Imports Rise, Imports from Iran under Pressure

South Korea’s crude oil imports rose 0.8% m-o-m and 9.9% y-o-y to 96M bbls or 3.2M b/d in June, according to preliminary government data.   

Meanwhile, South Korea’s crude imports from Iran could...

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Russia Raises Production Following Ease of Supply Curbs

Russia’s oil production rose 90K b/d m-o-m to 11.06M b/d in June, exceeding 11M b/d for the first time since April 2017, Reuters reports citing Energy Ministry data. Russia has pledged to restore output by 200K b/d in the second half of the year.

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Libya’s Oil Production Disrupted

Libya’s NOC has declared force majeure on crude oil loadings from the Zueitina and Marsael-Hariga terminals due to an ongoing blockade of the eastern oil ports amid acute tensions between the country’s...

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China’s Steel Sector Expands in June

Growth in China’s steel sector accelerated in June, according to the country’s steel sector Purchasing Managers’ Index, which climbed to 51.6, up from 50.6 in May and just below the 2018 high of 51.7...

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Asian Imports of Iranian Crude Rise Ahead of US Sanction Reimposition

Combined imports of Iranian crude oil by major Asian buyers China, India, Japan and South Korea rose 14.6% y-o-y to an 8-month high 1.83M b/d in May, Reuters reports citing ship tracking and preliminary...

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Indian Refiners Urged to Secure Alternative Supplies to Iranian Oil

India’s Oil Ministry urged domestic refiners to search for alternatives to Iranian oil and prepare for a drastic reduction or even complete elimination...

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