ARA gasoline stocks fall 10.7 pct on Asian, West African demand

LONDON, Feb 2 (Reuters) – Gasoline stocks in independently held storage in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA) hub fell by 10.7 percent in the week to Thursday, data from Dutch consultancy PJK International showed.

Growing demand from West Africa depleted gasoline stocks and imports to replenish stocks were low, PJK’s Jacob van den Berge said. Demand from the United States was low owing to high inventories there.

Petrochemical demand for naphtha was muted and inventories held relatively stable.

Gasoil stocks were largely unchanged as low water levels on the River Rhine prevented barges from loading beyond 25 percent capacity, keeping buyers at bay.

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