ARA gasoline stocks slide, fuel oil at record high

LONDON, March 23 (Reuters) – Gasoline stocks at independently held storage in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA) hub fell by 24.4 percent to their lowest since November while fuel oil hit a record high in the week to Thursday, data from Dutch consultancy PJK International showed.

Gasoline stocks dropped to 889,000 tonnes as the motor fuel was exported to China, West Africa and the United States, PJK’s Patrick Kulsen said.

A lack of interest in exporting fuel oil from ARA on board very large crude carriers (VLCC) led stocks to rise to their highest since PJK began collecting the data in 1995.

Gasoil stocks fell marginally on demand for export, Kulsen said. The absence of barge loading restrictions thanks to adequate water levels on the Rhine river also contributed to the decline.

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