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News Oil

Mexico’s Product Imports Hit Record High

Mexico’s imports of gasoline and diesel were both at record highs in December with a combined volume of 883K b/d, up by 97K b/d m-o-m and 285K b/d y-o-y, according to data from Pemex. In 2016 as a whole,...

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News Economy

Japanese Industrial Production

Japanese industrial production expanded by 3.0% year-on-year in December, down from 4.6% in November but still the third highest rate of annual growth in the last two and a half years, according to...

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News Oil

Mexico’s Crude Exports Fall To 6-Month Low

Mexico’s crude oil exports in December slipped by 158K b/d m-o-m to 1.1M b/d, the lowest since June, data from state-oil firm Pemex shows. However, exports were up by 107K b/d y-o-y.

News Oil

Canadian Oil and Gas Well Drilling Forecast Raised

The Petroleum Services Association of Canada has raised its forecast for oil and gas well drilling in 2017 by 23%, with 5,150 wells now expected to be drilled against a November forecast of 4,175.  

News Oil

Asia’s Oil Imports From Iran Double Y-o-Y

Imports of Iranian oil by China, India, Japan and South Korea in December increased by 949K b/d (or 101%) y-o-y to 1.9M b/d, Reuters reports, citing government and tanker tracking data. However, in m-o-m terms imports slipped for a second-consecutive month, falling 55K b/d from November.

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Trans Forcados Pipeline Expected To Be Restarted By End 2Q17

Nigeria’s Trans Forcados oil pipeline is expected to restart by the end of 2Q17, Reuters reports, citing comments from a company which exports crude on the line. The pipeline which typically exports...

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News Iron Ore

Japanese Steel Exports Breakdown for full year 2016

Of the 41.2 Mt of steel exported from Japan in the whole of 2016, 31.6 Mt were shipped to destinations in Asia, barely changed from the previous year, with exports to South Korea at almost 7.0 Mt as...

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News Oil

South Sudan Aims To Double Oil Output In Fiscal 2017/2018

South Sudan is aiming to more than double its oil production in the fiscal 2017/2018 year (starting in July) to 290K b/d, Reuters reports, citing the country’s finance minister. This would put output above its levels before 2013 when military conflict in the country cut production.