Rio de Janeiro-based oil and gas company Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) on Wednesday (8 July) said its Paulínia Refinery (Replan) broke its monthly production record for VLSFO bunker fuel for the second consecutive month.
In June, the refinery reached 148,000 cubic meters (cbm), 20% higher than the previous record recorded in May, which was 123,00 cbm, it said.
The increase in production in June was due to the resumption of operations of its distillation unit (U-200A) and catalytic cracking unit (U-220), to meet the increased market demand for derivatives.
With the return of these units, the refinery again has the capacity to process 69,000 cbm of oil per day, the largest in Petrobras’ refining facility, noted the company.
Photo credit: Petróleo Brasileiro S.A.
Published: 13 July, 2020
IBIA Asia, ABIS, sources from Singapore’s bunkering and surveying companies, and an industry veteran share with Manifold Times the issues expected from MPA’s latest Covid-19 measures.
The top three positive movers in the 2020 bunker supplier list are Hong Lam Fuels Pte Ltd (+13); Chevron Singapore Pte Ltd (+12); and SK Energy International (+8), according to MPA list.
‘We will operate in the Singapore bunkering market from the Tokyo, with support from local staff at Sumitomo Corporation Singapore,’ source tells Manifold Times.
Changes include abolishing advance declaration of bunkers as dangerous cargo, reducing pilotage fees on vessels receiving bunkers, and a ‘whitelist’ system for bunker tankers.
Claim relates to deliveries of MGO to the vessels Pacific Diligence, Pacific Valkyrie, Pacific Defiance, Crest Alpha 1, and Pacific Warlock between March 2020 to April 2020.
3,490 mt of LSFO from Itochu Enex was lifted at Universal Terminal; the same bunker stem was bought by Global Marine Logistics and delivered by bunker tanker Juma to receiving vessel Kirana Nawa.