Sales of marine fuel at both ends of the Panama Canal in November fell by 18% on year, show data from La Autoridad Marítima de Panamá, also known as the Panama Maritime Authority (PMA).
Monthly sales of marine fuel at Panama have been decreasing on year since August.
A total 308,366 metric tonnes (mt) of bunker fuel were sold at the location in November 2018, lower than 377,524 mt recorded in November 2017.
November 2018’s total volume consisted of 278,736 mt of fuel oil and 29,630 mt of marine diesel oil (MDO), while the same month in 2017 saw 345,992 mt of fuel oil and 31,532 mt of MDO delivered.
The canal’s Pacific entrance saw 220,388 mt of bunkers delivered in November 2018, 20% lower than 276,277 mt in November during the year before.
203,475 mt of fuel oil and 16,913 mt of MDO was sold at the Pacific entrance in November 2018, compared to 257,958 mt of fuel oil and 18,319 mt in November 2017.
The Atlantic entrance recorded 87,978 mt of bunkers sold in November 2018, 13% lower than 101,247 mt sold in November 2017.
75,261 mt of fuel oil and 12,717 mt of MDO was sold at the Atlantic entrance in November 2018, compared to 88,034 mt of fuel oil and 13,213 mt in November last year.
Historical bunker sales volume at Panama published by Manifold Times are below:
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Published: 18 December, 2018
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Glencore purchased fuel through Straits Pinnacle which contracted supply from Unicious Energy. Contaminated HSFO was loaded at Khor Fakkan port and shipped to a FSU in Tanjong Pelepas, Malaysia to be further blended.
Individuals were employees of surveying companies engaged by Shell to inspect the volume of oil loaded onto the vessels which Shell supplied oil to; they allegedly accepted bribes totalling at least USD 213,000.
MPA preliminary investigations revealed that the affected marine fuel was supplied by Glencore Singapore Pte Ltd who later sold part of the same cargo to PetroChina International (Singapore) Pte Ltd.
‘MPA had immediately contacted the relevant bunker suppliers to take necessary steps to ensure that the relevant batch of fuel was no longer supplied. Further investigations are currently on-going,’ it informs.