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Oil Products Summary at European Close: Cracks Fall

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Diesel cracks spreads and time spreads have continued to weaken today, continuing the general down trend since Feb. 9. Diesel cracks have no erased almost all of February’s earlier gains.

  • US gasoline crack down -0.6$/bbl at 17.89$/bbl
  • US ULSD crack down -0.7$/bbl at 38.02$/bbl
  • European gasoline remains “overall bearish” with “persistent length” and “inevitable export constraints” eventually limiting upside to regional cracks according to Kpler last week.
  • Exxon Mobil shut the 83kbpd CDU at the 270kbpd Port Jerome refinery in France on 16 February, according to a WoodMackenzie alert.
  • Ineos halted the 110kbpd CDU at the 210kbpd Grangemouth refinery on 16 February according to WoodMackenzie.
  • Marathon Petroleum’s 66kb/d Salt Lake City refinery in Utah has begun shutting units at its South End section for a multiunit turnaround according to Bloomberg sources.
  • Russian oil processing rates stood at 5.16mbpd in the second week of February, down by 94kbpd on the week, sources told Bloomberg.
  • Russia’s USt-Luga condensate processing facility partially restarted between February 8-14 according to Bloomberg sources.
  • West African fuel supply is set for a significant boost in the coming years because of Nigeria’s Dangote refinery and capacity growth from NNPC according to FGE.
  • US average gasoline prices have risen for the fourth straight week, up 8.7 cents/gal to $3.26/gal, according to GasBuddy.
  • Chinese Travel demand during the Lunar New Year holiday exceeded pre-pandemic levels, adding to signs that consumption in China is improving, according to Bloomberg.
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Diesel cracks spreads and time spreads have continued to weaken today, continuing the general down trend since Feb. 9. Diesel cracks have no erased almost all of February’s earlier gains.

  • US gasoline crack down -0.6$/bbl at 17.89$/bbl
  • US ULSD crack down -0.7$/bbl at 38.02$/bbl
  • European gasoline remains “overall bearish” with “persistent length” and “inevitable export constraints” eventually limiting upside to regional cracks according to Kpler last week.
  • Exxon Mobil shut the 83kbpd CDU at the 270kbpd Port Jerome refinery in France on 16 February, according to a WoodMackenzie alert.
  • Ineos halted the 110kbpd CDU at the 210kbpd Grangemouth refinery on 16 February according to WoodMackenzie.
  • Marathon Petroleum’s 66kb/d Salt Lake City refinery in Utah has begun shutting units at its South End section for a multiunit turnaround according to Bloomberg sources.
  • Russian oil processing rates stood at 5.16mbpd in the second week of February, down by 94kbpd on the week, sources told Bloomberg.
  • Russia’s USt-Luga condensate processing facility partially restarted between February 8-14 according to Bloomberg sources.
  • West African fuel supply is set for a significant boost in the coming years because of Nigeria’s Dangote refinery and capacity growth from NNPC according to FGE.
  • US average gasoline prices have risen for the fourth straight week, up 8.7 cents/gal to $3.26/gal, according to GasBuddy.
  • Chinese Travel demand during the Lunar New Year holiday exceeded pre-pandemic levels, adding to signs that consumption in China is improving, according to Bloomberg.