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30 April

Electric Avenue

A Bloomberg article about electric buses in China is getting a good amount of mileage (sorry), and rightly so, given its detrimental impact on product demand (hark, ~70kbd this year). While China increases its focus on electric vehicles and takes aim at fuel emissions, it is also becoming a bigger player in the global fuels market, as exports increase amid higher domestic refining activity.  

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Tagged China product exports, China refinery runs, Ursa 1 Comment
20 January

Challenges for Chinese oil imports

Crude is ripping higher into the weekend, as the ebb and flow of OPEC production cut expectations swing towards the bulls once more (the drop in Saudi export loadings this month are looking pretty tasty, it has to be said...). Stay strong, my friends, for the weekend awaits. In the meantime, hark, here are five things to consider in oil markets today.   

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Tagged China oil demand, China oil production, China refinery runs, China teapots, capex Leave a comment
06 September

Production freeze hopes fizzle

After yesterday's accord between Saudi Arabia and Russia ignited an effervescent oil rally, we have now seen these hopes fizzle out once more. As the 'task force' agreement references no crimping of production levels, prices are now heading lower from Friday's close. Hark, here are five things to consider in energy markets today:  

 

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Tagged teapot refiners, Indonesia oil exports, coal, China refinery runs Leave a comment

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Matt Smith deciphers and distills what is most relevant across the energy complex into cohesive and pithy knowledge you can use. The belly laugh is a bonus.

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