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US Producers Lower Prices of Sour Crude Sold to Asia

US sour Mars crude shipped to Asia for delivery in October will be sold at a premium of $1.0-1.5/bbl to Dubai grade quotes, which is down at least $0.50/bbl on September delivery, Reuters reports citing...

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News Coal,Iron Ore

2018 High for Australian Iron Ore Exports

Australian iron ore exports surged to a year-to-date high of 81.9 Mt (wet basis) in May, up 6.5 Mt year-on-year, according to Australian Bureau of Statistics data. At 366.5 Mt, exports in January-May...

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News Grain,Iron Ore

Brazilian Iron Ore and Soya Exports in June

From a 29-month high of 39.0 Mt in May, Brazilian iron ore exports slowed to a still robust 35.3 Mt in June, up by 1.5 Mt year-on-year, official data show. At 100.2 Mt, 2q18 exports were a record for...

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News Coal

South African Coal Exports Decline

South African coal exports dropped to a ten-month low of 6.2 Mt in May, down by 1.4 Mt year-on-year, as shipments to major markets India (-0.6 Mt to 0.3 Mt), Pakistan (-0.3 Mt to 0.7 Mt) and Taiwan...

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News Coal,Electricity,Iron Ore,Steel

Chinese Government Issues Anti-Pollution Plan

The Chinese State Council has released its latest anti-pollution plan covering the years to 2020, Reuters reports. Alongside the 28 cities in Hebei province plus Tianjin and Beijing which were subject...

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News Oil

South Korea CPC Blend Imports on the Rise

South Korea purchased 4M tonnes or about 138K b/d of CPC Blend Crude for delivery in January-July 2018, compared to just 1M tonnes or about 35K b/d in the same period last year, Reuters reports citing...

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News Oil

South Korean Crude Imports Rise, Imports from Iran under Pressure

South Korea’s crude oil imports rose 0.8% m-o-m and 9.9% y-o-y to 96M bbls or 3.2M b/d in June, according to preliminary government data.   

Meanwhile, South Korea’s crude imports from Iran...

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News Oil

Russia Raises Production Following Ease of Supply Curbs

Russia’s oil production rose 90K b/d m-o-m to 11.06M b/d in June, exceeding 11M b/d for the first time since April 2017, Reuters reports citing Energy Ministry data. Russia has pledged to restore output by 200K b/d in the second half of the year.