|2019-09-05 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
李峻 编译自 世界石油
Europe set to buy more Asian gasoil as shippers switch to cleaner fuels
More Asian gasoil is expected to head to Europe as buyers take advantage of the biggest seasonal price gap between the two regions in at least seven years to build up stocks ahead of a switch to cleaner marine fuels, traders and ship brokers said.
Asian supplies are also expected to swell further in coming months as new refining capacities and the completion of refinery maintenance season add more barrels, especially from China and India, they said.
“The East-West gasoil arbitrage window is opening up, and the numbers look workable now,” a Singapore-based trader said, declining to be identified as she was not authorized to speak with media.
Global demand for gasoil is expected to rise due to new regulations from the International Maritime Organization that will force shippers to reduce the sulfur content in fuels burned in ships to combat pollution. One way to do so is to switch to low-sulfur gasoil.