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Panama bunker fuel sales volume dips by 5.5% on year in February 2021

19 Mar 2021

Bunker sales at Panama fell by about 5.5% on year in February 2021, according to the latest data from La Autoridad Marítima de Panamá, also known as the Panama Maritime Authority (PMA).

Total bunker sales at Panama was 418,415 metric tonnes (mt) in February, compared to sales of 442,886 mt during the similar period in 2020.

In February 2021, the Pacific side of Panama posted bunker sales 373,698 mt; 68,726 mt of RMG 380, 10,880 mt of marine gas oil (MGO), and 26,579 mt of low sulphur marine gas oil (LSMGO) were delivered.

The similar region saw total sales of 355,577 mt a year before in February; with RMG 380 sales of 33,947 mt, MGO sales of 33,610 mt, and 7,675 mt of LSMGO being sold.

For the Pacific side, data showed VLSFO 0.5% marine fuel recorded 267,513 mt of sales in February compared to 280,345 mt in February 2020.

Panama’s Atlantic side, meanwhile, recorded sales of 44,717 mt during February 2021; 4,568 mt of RMG 380 was sold, MGO recorded no sales and 5,043 mt of LSMGO were delivered.

It saw total sales of 87,309 mt in the similar period a year before; with RMG 380 sales of 7,142 mt, MGO 12,038 mt and LSMGO recorded sales of 1,732 mt.

The newly introduced VLSFO 0.5% recorded 35,106 mt of sales at the Atlantic in February 2021 compared to 66,397 mt sold in the same period last year.

An earlier record of marine fuel sales at Panama for 2021 is as follows:

Related: Panama bunker fuel sales volume falls by 14.1% on year in January 2021

Earlier reports can be found in the search result here.

Photo credit: George Keel
Published: 19 March, 2021

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