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Links to previous press releases are below.

News Oil

Shell to Restart Covent Refinery Next Week

Royal Dutch Shell Plc plans to restart its 227,586 b/d Convent Louisiana refinery by early next week, Reuters reports. The refinery was previously shut by a plant wide power outage last Tuesday, induced...

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News Grain

IGC Lifts Grain Trade Forecast

The International Grains Council (IGC) has lifted its forecast for global wheat and coarse grain trade combined in the 2017/18 marketing year (Jul-Jun) to a record 358.3 Mt, up almost 6 Mt from 2016/17....

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News Steel

Japanese Steel Exports

After falling to a 5.5-year low in July, Japanese steel exports returned above 3.1 Mt in August, according to the Japan Iron and Steel Association. However, August’s figure was still 0.3 Mt below the...

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News Oil

Libya Faces Pressure to Join Supply Cut Agreement as the Country’s Oil Output Rises

Libya’s oil output is on the rise, with production reaching about 950,000 b/d, Reuters reports. The country was pumping 1.05M b/d in August, before an armed group caused disruptions to the Sharara oil...

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News Oil

Chinese Oil Product Exports Set for a Drop

China National Petroleum Corp and Sinopec have received 1.644M Mt of oil product export quotas from the Chinese Government, a volume well below industry expectations, Reuters reports. The quota awards...

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News Economy

Chinese Industrial Profits at Four-Year High

At 672 billion yuan ($101.21 billion), annual growth in profits at Chinese industrial firms surged to 24% in August, the largest year-on-year increase since August 2013, according to National Bureau...

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News Oil

Shell Convent Refinery Shut by Fire

Royal Dutch Shell Plc's Convent Louisiana Refinery shut on Tuesday night after a fire broke out in one of the refinery's electrical substations, newswires report. Meanwhile, the refinery was already...

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News Oil

US Crude Refinery Runs Increase, Inventories Decrease

US crude oil refinery throughput was at 16.174M b/d during the week ending September 22, 2017, up 6.6% w-o-w but down 0.98% y-o-y, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). US crude...

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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.