ARA gasoil stocks rise as imports increase

LONDON, Jan 5 (Reuters) – Gasoil stocks in independently-held storage in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp hub rose by 4.6 percent in the week to Thursday, data from Dutch consultancy PJK International showed.

The rise was caused by higher diesel imports from the Baltics and lower water levels along the Rhine River which have limited barge loadings into inland markets to around 30 percent, PJK analyst Patrick Kulsen said.

Gasoline stocks also rose and weaker prompt prices compared to future prices, in what is known as contango, have led traders to store product in tanks.

“A big contango in the market is signalling the potential rise in stocks,” Kulsen said.

Learn more on current and future market dynamics that impact the ARA tank storage sector in our revised ARA TT study.
Incoming cargoes Outgoing cargoes
Gasoline France, Russia, UK Brazil, South America, USA
Naphtha Portugal, Russia, UK None
Gasoil Baltics, Finland, Russia UK
Fuel oil France, Russia, Sweden VLCCs departed Jan. 3 and Jan. 5 to Singapore
Jetfuel UAE None


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