Originally Released on 9 March 2017
- Shell’s Hellas Sparta, ETA 15-Mar.
- Gyxis’ Musanah, ETA 17-Mar.
- Oriental Energy’s Sunstar, ETA 23-Mar.
- Oriental Energy’s Sansovina, ETA 25-Mar.
- DOW’s British Courage, ETA 27-Mar.
- Total’s Hellas Gladiator, ETA 27-Mar.
- Vitol’s Clipper Venus waiting in front of Repsol Butano to discharge her 33 Kt propane cargo, ex-Enterprise.
- Statoil’s Clipper Sirius waiting in front of Flushing Port to discharge her 41 Kt propane cargo, ex-Targa.
- Geogas’ Pacific Qingdao has signaled for Lavera Port, ex-Enterprise.
- Geogas’ Champlain has signaled for Antwerp Port, ETA 11-Mar. the market expects her in Sines as well.
- Gas Taurus is expected in NWE by 20-Mar with the exact destination to be confirmed.
below: Pazifik’s route
8 VLGC’s have loaded in February or are expected to load in WAF later in March:
- Cheyenne completed loading in Oso on 21-Feb and is expected in SGP Area on 10-Mar.
- Yuyo Spirits loaded a split cargo in Bonny on 25-Feb and will arrive in SGP Area by 19-Mar.
- Jenny N loaded in Bioko on 23-Feb and is expected in SGP Area on 23-mar.
- Captain John NP loaded her 46 Kt split cargo in Soyo on 28-Feb and will be in SGP Area on 22-Mar.
- Caravelle loaded her 46 Kt cargo in Escravos and is expected to be in SGP Area by 15-Mar.
- BW Loyalty to load in Bonny, ETA 9-Mar.
- Hellas Glory to load in Escravos, ETA 8-Mar.
- Hellas Hercules, ETA 26-Mar.
After loading in Pisco, Trafigura’s Jia Yuan has signaled to discharge its cargo in Montevideo to be the first LPG import there since Nov. 2016, ETA 9-Mar. She discharged most of her cargo in Aruba earlier in Feb., ex-Enterprise.
above: Jia Yuan’s track after discharge in Aruba
Persian Gulf Voyages
17 vessels loaded in the Persian Gulf in the past two weeks:
- 6 are from Al Ruwais, 5 from Ras Laffan, 2 from Ras Tanura, and 1 each from Mina al-Ahmadi, BIK, Das Island and Kharg Island.
- 5 are heading to India, 2 to Japan, 2 to Indonesia, 1 to S. Korea, 1 to China, and 6 with non-specified Far Eastern destinations.
below: Voyages for vessels that loaded in the Persian Gulf in the past two weeks:
above: Loaded vessels coming from the Persian Gulf:
2016 US Propane Exports: Kpler vs. EIA
Below is YTD and Monthly comparison of 2016 Kpler US Export figures vs. official EIA figures. In order to use the same methodology, we used the same standard conversion rate for turning Kt to bbl as EIA which is for propane only under pressurized conditions, 12.5 bbl/ton. We also added the overland exports to Mexico and Canada which is included in EIA figures*. Applying this same method in calculating the numbers, there is less a 0.5% difference for YTD flows ending in December, 2016.
* The figures were extracted from USITC – United States International Trade Commission
Source for official EIA figures: Energy Information Administration website (EIA)
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