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Panama marine fuel sales dip by approximately 2.6% on year in October 2020

20 Nov 2020

The bunker sales volume at Panama dipped by about 2.6% on year in October 2020, 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 412,622 metric tonnes (mt) in October, compared to sales of 423,542 mt during the similar period in 2019.

In October 2020, the Pacific side of Panama posted bunker sales 359,257 mt; 50,305 mt of RMG 380 was sold, 9,955 mt of marine gas oil (MGO), and 24,132 mt of low sulphur marine gas oil (LSMGO) were delivered. 

The similar region saw total sales of 344,523 mt a year before in October; with RMG 380 sales of 301,935 mt, MGO sales of 35,140 mt, and 7,448 mt of LSMGO being sold.

The latest data for the Pacific side introduced a new VLSFO 0.5% marine fuel category which recorded 274,865 mt of sales in October.

Panama’s Atlantic side, meanwhile, recorded sales of 53,365 mt during October 2020; 5,895 mt of RMG 380 was sold, MGO recorded no sales and 7,604 mt of LSMGO were delivered.

It saw total sales of 79,019 mt in the similar period a year before; with RMG 380 sales of 67,882 mt, MGO 9,271 mt and LSMGO recorded sales of 1,866 mt.

The newly introduced VLSFO 0.5% recorded 39,866 mt of sales at the Atlantic.

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

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Photo credit: George Keel
Published: 20 November, 2020

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