ARA gasoline stocks rise as exports slow

LONDON, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Gasoline stocks independently stored in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp hub rose in the week to Thursday to above 1 million tonnes as exports slowed, data from Dutch consultancy PJK International showed.

Gasoil stocks rose to an all-time high as imports from the U.S. Gulf Coast, the Middle East and Asia intensified in recent weeks.

Extremely low water levels along the Rhine river and the Danube severely limited barge loading and traffic along the key artery, creating a backlog in the ARA hub, PJK’s Patrick Kulsen said.

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Weekly ARA stocks (in ‘000 tonnes)


17/09/2015 10/09/2015 18/09/2014
Gasoline 1,002 959 597
Naphtha 255 273 199
Gasoil 3,678 3,671 2,790
Fuel oil 1,151 1,142 631
Jet fuel 811 668 436


Incoming cargoes Outgoing cargoes
Gasoline Norway, Portugal, UK Nigeria, Togo, U.S.
Naphtha Germany, Russia None
Gasoil India, Sweden, US France
Fuel oil Estonia, France, Poland, Russia, UK T2 VLCCs part cargo for Singapore ETA 19, 23 Sept.
Jet fuel South Korea, UAE None


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