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News Oil

Iraq - Kurdistan Tension Peaks over Kirkuk Oil Flows

Clashes were reported by newswires over the weekend, between Iraqi military forces and Iraqi Kurdish fighters, after Baghdad deployed troops towards Kurdish-held sites in Kirkuk province, with State...

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News Steel

CISA Mill Steel Output Rises

After softening in mid-September, daily crude steel output at China Iron and Steel Association (CISA) member mills climbed to 1.87 Mt in the last ten days of the month, according to data from the industry...

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News Oil

China Solidifies Position as World’s Largest Oil Importer

Chinese oil imports were at 9.043M b/d in September, up 12% w-o-w and 11.9% y-o-y, the highest since March 2017 and second monthly highest ever recorded, according to data by the General Administration...

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News Coal,Grain,Iron Ore

Chinese Dry Bulk Imports in September

Lifted by a monthly record of 102.8 Mt in September, China imported 277.7 Mt of iron ore in the 3q17, up by 8.6 Mt year-on-year and an all-time high, customs data show. At 817.2 Mt, Chinese iron ore...

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News Oil

US Crude Inventories Decrease, Motor Gasoline Inventories Rise

US crude oil refinery throughput was at 16.258M b/d during the week ending September 29, 2017, up 1.4% or 229,000 b/d w-o-w and 4.5% or 706,000 b/d y-o-y, with refineries operating at 89.2% of their...

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News Coal,Economy,Iron Ore,Steel

Chinese Cities Bring Forward Anti-Pollution Measures

In response to a forecast for heavy smog in the region, government officials in Tangshan have implemented planned anti-pollution measures more than a month earlier than previously intended, U-metal...

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News Steel

Chinese Hot Rolled Band Price Rebounds

After softening in the latter part of September, the Chinese domestic price for hot rolled band (HRB) rose by $16/t to $533/t in the two weeks to 11 October, according to the latest SteelBenchmarker...

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News Oil

Significant US Gulf Oil Production Capacity Remains Offline in the Wake of Hurricane Nate

Around 59% of US Gulf of Mexico oil production is still offline in the aftermath of Hurricane Nate, according to the US Department of the Interior's Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Reuters...

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Event Gas

LNGgc Conference

Debbie Turner of SSY Gas was among a wide range of speakers at this Informa event, held at CCT Venues in Canary Wharf on 19/20 September.  High level presentations were provided by BP, the European Commission and Total, together with many of the proposed shale gas projects in the USA.

Event Research & Consultancy

IMO Regulations on Bunker Fuel Provide Food For Thought

Attendees at a breakfast briefing heard an alarm call on the potential impact of IMO regulations on bunker fuel from January 2020 which could result in higher ocean transportation costs and profound...

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Event Research & Consultancy

Indian Coal Markets Conference

John Kearsey, Head of Research at Simpson Spence Young, provided a freight market outlook at the 11th Indian Coal markets conference, organised by mjunction on 11-13 September in Kolkata.

Event Derivatives,Research & Consultancy

International Iron Ore Symposium

Duncan Dunn of SSY Futures and John Kearsey of SSY Consultancy & Research were both speakers at this annual conference, which was organised by Metal Bulletin and held in Prague on 6-7 June....

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