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Headline crude prices for the week beginning 22 July 2019 – Brent: US$63/b; WTI: US$56/b

  • After a week of weak demand sending Brent crude prices back down towards the US$60/b level, oil prices started the week on a higher note as tensions in the Middle East between Iran and the US heightened once again
  • The US warship USS Boxer downed an Iranian drone that approached the ship in the Strait of Hormuz, sending fears of military escalation in the key Persian Gulf chokepoint soaring once again
  • In retaliation for the British seizing of an Iranian crude tanker in the Mediterranean, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard seized a British-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz; a second vessel – Liberian-flagged but reportedly British-owned – was also seized in the area
  • The fresh reminders of the fragile situation in the Middle East propped crude back up after a week where demand indications had faltered and weakened the trajectory for crude prices
  • But the economic risk is by no means removed; as the US and China return to the negotiating table once again, President Donald Trump once again ratcheted up the pressure by claiming he is willing to escalate the trade war even further
  • Against this backdrop, US crude oil exports reached an all-time high of 3.3 mmb/d as copious amounts of light shale oil enable refineries in Asia to diversify their crude slate
  • With OPEC warning that a supply glut is very much likely in 2020, even with the extension of the current OPEC+ supply deal to March, the only possible upside for crude prices currently lies with supply disruptions and military action
  • With this delicate environment, the active US oil and gas rig count fell for the third consecutive week – losing five oil rigs but gaining two gas rigs to a total active count of 954, or 92 fewer sites than the 1,046 reported last year
  • With the market currently balanced between demand fears and supply risks, crude prices will remain rangebound – with Brent trading at US$62-64/b and WTI at US$55-57


Headlines of the week

Upstream

  • Greece has offered an olive branch to Turkey, pledging to work together to exploit natural resources if Turkey would agree to back down from its drilling campaign offshore Cyprus that has drawn it into a dispute with the EU

Midstream/Downstream

  • Iran maintains that it will invest in the expansion of the CPCL Nagapattinam refinery in India’s Tamil Nadu despite US sanctions resulting in India dropping Iranian crude; the planned investment is part of a US$5.1 billion plan to replace the existing 20 kb/d plant with a new, modern 180 kb/d refinery
  • Tainted crude from Russia’s Druzhba pipeline is now being sent to PKN Orlen’s Mazeikiai refinery in Lithuania, where the Polish firm is ready to dilute contaminated crude with clean oil for processing
  • After two years of failed attempts to find a replacement for PDVSA’s expiring operation of the Isla refinery in Curacao, the island’s government is now evaluating 10 proposals to take over the site, which has lain idled this year
  • Refineries along the US Gulf Coast, including Phillips 66’s Alliance plant in Louisiana, have restarted operations back to full capacity following the threat of Tropical Storm Barry abating
  • Sinopec has set up a new fuel oil company in Sri Lanka in Hambantota with the aim of using it as a fuel supply hub along the major Indian Ocean trading route
  • After blackouts completed halted operations at Venezuela’s Amuay and Cardon refineries, the 645 kb/d Amuay site has been partially restarted

Natural Gas/LNG

  • Total is moving ahead with its plan to turn Oman into a regional LNG hub through the Sohar LNG Bunkering Project as new IMO low-sulfur rules for marine fuels kick in, with Total handing over the FEED contract to McDermott
  • Bolstered by the giant Brulpadda discovery earlier this year, Total is sending the Deepsea Stavanger semi-submersible rig back to South Africa to start on its Block 11B/12B offshore drilling campaign
  • Chevron has applied for permission to modify its 18 mtpa Kitimat LNG project in Canada’s British Columbia into an all-electric design in an attempt to market its LNG as ‘clean’ with the lowest GHG emissions per ton of fuel
  • BHP has completed phase 3 of its deepwater drilling campaign offshore Trinidad, with 3 wells – Bélé-1, Tuk-1 and Hi-Hat-1 – all hitting gas
  • The small Canadian Tilbury LNG terminal in Delta, British Columbia has won its first export contract, supplying 53,000 tons of LNG per year to China’s Top Speed Energy over a two-year contract period
  • Poland’s PGNiG has acquired a 20% stake in the Duva gas field on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, expanding its reach in the North Sea after recently acquiring stakes in the King Lear and Tommeliten Alpha fields
  • Mubadala Petroleum has reached a farmout agreement with the UK’s Premier Oil for a 20% stake in the Andaman I and South Andaman gas blocks offshore the Indonesian province of Aceh, consolidating its presence in the area
  • Total has struck a new deal to supply Benin’s SBEE power firm with up to 500,000 tpa of LNG from its global portfolio for 15 years beginning 2021

Corporate

  • Schlumberger has named Olivier Le Peuch as its new CEO, succeeding Paal Kibsgaard who has overseen the services firm as CEO for 8 years

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