ARA gasoil stocks up 2.7 pct on higher imports

LONDON, June 29 (Reuters) – Gasoil stocks in independent storage in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA) hub rose 2.7 percent in the week to Thursday on high import levels, according to data from Dutch consultancy PJK International.

Stocks rose to around 2.95 million tonnes on incoming cargoes from the Middle East, Russia and the United States, and despite above average demand from inland consumers, PJK’s Patrick Kulsen said.

Prolonged maintenance shutdowns at BP’s Lingen and Total’s Leuna refineries, both in Germany, continue to drive up demand to inland locations for barges carrying oil products from ARA.

Fuel oil stocks also firmed, gaining nearly 28 percent to 1.02 million tonnes as exports to Singapore slowed this week.

Gasoline stocks were little changed and the market was largely balanced, Kulsen said.

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